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!
I was happy to be a beta knitter for the new Woolly Wormhead Hat collection. The Perceptions Hats are all stranded colourwork (hello, my fave), and each has a beautiful crown. I mean – look at them! I choose Number Three, which turned out to be Hermes: “the Greek god of travel who bridged the […]
In the last six months, I’ve sewed a whole bunch of face masks. Most face masks fit well, but none were perfect. We picked up a couple of ready-made reusable face masks to try out, and J decided he preferred them. The pattern is easy as anything to make – easier than any other pattern […]