Catching up

I finished a couple of projects this week that I have been meaning to finish for a while.

Firstly I finally finished my shawl. And I love it so. It is so soft and cosy. It’s the first time I have made a shawl and I don’t think it will be the last! It was a pleasure to test knit it 🙂 and the alpaca yarn is divine!

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I have also sewn my crotchet cushion together now. I just need to back it and make a simple envelope back to it. I think I will just use fleece for speed. Any other tips welcome? I am pleased with how it looks for a first attempt. My early squares were a lot bigger than the later ones, but I wanted to include them anyway.

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I also finally hemmed some curtains that have been waiting for ages to be finished. I pinned the hem in May and hung them up and then forgot about them! But this week  I needed the long pins for blocking my shawl (I don’t have any traditional blocking equipment so had to make do) so I finally had to do it! I am so pleased I did as the girls have been doing a few little shows for me since then! The curtain divides their play/craft room from our main family area. It is a very dark room (as there are no windows) so we leave the curtains open most of the time, but the girls also like some privacy in there, so they are very useful.

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Here is my eldest checking that I am sitting comfortably before the show begins 🙂

                  (can you spot some more of those Oyos de Dios that they made on holiday!)

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And last but not least I have been making a couple of coasters  (and plan to make lots more) from some more finger knitting I spotted squirrelled away upstairs. I am so in love with these. Simple pleasures – I just love homemade 🙂

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They take very little time to make. The beginning bit is rather fiddly, but once the circle gets bigger, they are easy to make. You just need to make sure the machine foot stays right in the middle between the two rows so they are both captured by the zig zag foot.

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Hope you too are Keeping Calm and Crafting On 🙂

3 thoughts on “Catching up

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    • Thanks so much Sarah! I love it too 🙂 My first one and not my last! Hope you enjoy making those coasters with your daughters. I am thinking place mats maybe too if we get a glut of finger knitting over the winter 🙂

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