Not so much crafting, but a lot of working


Why is it that when you set yourself a goal to do exercise and be crafty and to generally do things that you want to do, that something gets in the way to destroy those plans. And to generally mock you!

Such is my life today. I’ve been at work all day, come home and spent a further 4 hours working on a document to the point where I have gotten nothing else done (including cooking dinner – thank goodness for takeaway). Sadly, that means I can’t leave you with any grand crafty accomplishments for today. But I can show you a few things I’ve recently completed and started…

Hexie colour wheel blanket
These are some of my green hexies that I am making for a crocheted hexie colour wheel blanket. It’s a bit slow going, but it’s going…
Fingerless gloves
We recently went camping, and with my dodgy wrist I needed to have some gloves that would be thick and warm over my wrist, but still leaving my fingers free to stoke the fire (and eat marshmallows with). Couldn’t find any, so I made some.
Star Stitch blanket
A friend and I recently discovered Panda’s Zoomy Yarn. After hunting high and low we finally found a website that had some of this gorgeous discontinued yarn. So we bought many balls of it. With no idea what to make. After many failed attempts at making a granny square I could fall in love with in this thick, thick yarn, I finally gave up and just started searching around for fancy stitches. I found this star stitch and I have fallen in love with it. It’s so quick and easy to do and so effective. I cannot wait until this blanket is finished.

And last, but not least here is my photo of the day for October…

2 October 2012 - Lunchtime
So I admit to forgetting to take my lunchtime photo, so I thought I’d share with you a part of what I had for lunch instead. I love Cup A Soups. Sooo yummy.