This week has been about finding time for crafting. It’s been a bit frantic in my part of the world: I’ve been wrapping up at my job (just over a week to go!), planning a wedding, and an international move. Still, knitting and crochet help keep me sane, so I’ve made finding time for crafting a real priority. I think it’s even more important when you’re busy to set time aside for creativity.
Like I wrote here, I’ve been knitting or crocheting for at least an hour a day and it’s really helped to keep me level. Here’s what else I’ve been doing this week.
I’ve been wearing my lopi sweater. It’s definitely sweater weather here in London, and my lopi is so comfy and snug. It’s the best garment I’ve ever knitted! I’ve really been itching to make another one. You can read more about the sweater here.
I’ve been sorting out closets and cupboards. I’ve mentioned an international move: I’m shifting from London to Switzerland. The movers are packing everything up, but I’m determined not to take anything we don’t want or need. Every unneeded object will increase packing and unpacking time, and I’ll have to find a space for it in what is probably going to be quite a small apartment! I’ve been wonderfully brutal so far, with a big bin page of clothes donated.
I’m knitting colour work for a birthday gift. No pattern – I just fudged it together – and the yarn’s from stash. I’m hoping to get this present sorted this weekend, so I can move on to the next.
I’ve been crocheting glitter yarn for more Christmas presents. It might be tight, but I’m determined to get them done. I’ve been working on them on and off all weekend – an hour of crochet, an hour of cleaning out cupboards.
I’ve been listening to Wolf 359. This is a podcast in the style of a radio drama. It tells the story of the crew of the USS Hephaestus which is orbiting the star Wolf 359. The crew includes a mad scientist and an artificial intelligence. They’re on a scientific fact-finding mission, but it all goes a bit wrong… The series starts off unevenly, but I’m now completely hooked. And yes, I’ve been listening as I’ve been cleaning!
Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I’ve ever crocheted. “Who me?” “Yes you!” The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new creatures to crochet! A post […]
I’m not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They’re like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to share it. Little Princess Charlotte, […]
Yep, I block my socks! Not every time I wear them, but when they’re fresh off the needles. Before now, I’ve just patted them out onto a towel, but now I’ve made myself a couple of pairs of home made sock blockers. I’ve spent a bit of time drooling over beautiful sock blockers on Etsy […]
I’ve had this beautiful ball of lace weight yarn for a couple of years now. I’m turning it into a giant granny square. I’m using a 3.5mm hook, and a slightly looser than average granny pattern – two chains between clusters, three chains at each corner. That gives it a really loose, open look. Lacier […]
April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this month. April was a delight from start to finish! Here’s the highlights… • Wee crocheted baby 👶 sandals for a friend’s niece • A new beret for me – pattern coming soon! • Visiting Prague […]
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