So I have been getting on with a lot of WIP’s and projects, and have had time to finish some as well.
I am really happy with my Arroyo shawl, and the way it turned out. It knitted really well, and I did not take very long with it as well, considering that I was not knitting on my shawl only. It is blocked and dried, and I cannot wait for a bit of cooler weather so I can wear it. Or our first spring rain, which will be a very good excuse.
I was also so inspired recently when I crocheted a hat and scarf for a swap buddy, that I could not resist another crochet project. I thought about it, and decided to make a nice carry all for myself to take to work and back every day, big enough for a diary, lunch, something to read, and a project bag. I crocheted this bag from a heavier string, and it is super hardy. I lined the inside with a piece of pretty fabric I had, with pretty paisley designs on. So handy, I should have made one long ago.
And speaking of bags, I also made this large project bag, big enough to carry my long straights for when I am using them. And still busy with bags, I made small felted bags to keep my various chargers in when I carry them in my bag. No more charger cables that gets stuck in everything else.
Finally my Manos Sparkling Amethyst had made it onto my needles. This is just a simple straight wrap that has a fold in, and I am planning to not sew it together, but rather have buttons one side and buttonholes the other, then I can wear it folded over or just wrapped. It is going so fast, I love working on it while watching some of my favourite shows.
While out shopping with my daughter recently, I could not resist these cuties. These little silver animals are so pretty. But the salt and pepper shakers were irresistible. Not that I would use them, they are just too pretty, I think I will just let them sit in the kitchen and be cute.
Some more WIP’s to follow, as I promised my daughter wrist warmers and boot liners for their European Holiday, which is now just 12 weeks away. I will need to start those pretty soon as well.