:: Hello lovely blog followers!::
How are you all? I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I am popping in again quickly to show you my crafty makes of the week. It's another quick post because I have some work to do today. I have been working my butt off to be honest but that's not what this post is about.
The first up is my quick stained glass project. I was at my class a few days ago and noticed at the bottom of my glass box, the most beautiful colours glowing up at me. These were off-cuts from other projects. I put them on my board and they just begged to be leaded together.
No smarty pants faffing, no tricky curves or over complicated design
(which is what I usually do to myself then get very frustrated)
Just simplicity to show off the beauty of the glass and it's sumptuous colours.
I just have to mount it on my back door now.
And now to the yarny bit!
As you know my nephew Archie arrived on Friday 7 October. Now during the summer I started to knit A baby sleep sack in anticipation of his arrival. I should have known better as my family have a history of BIG babies and the sleep sack turned out quite small. He was over 9lb and I think the sleep sack is too small for him,( so I'll keep it for a friend whose baby is overdue and I'll share the Tad-Dah for that when the baby is here safely)
That left me a present down! Arrrrgggggg what to do when spare time to hook or knit is at a premium ??????
I found some Vanna's Choice Baby yarn in my stash that came from my first swap. It's Aran weight and uses a 6mm hook so a project using this would grow quickly. I looked through my Ravelry queued projects and found the lovely
Chromium Star Blanket What a lovely project I thought to myself!
Maybe because I didn't have time or brain space to work it out but I could not get through the first 3 rounds no matter what I tried and after a little research I was by no means the only person to have that problem.
Nothing else for it I was going to have to wing it!!
I would have to improvise a pattern and trust my hooky instincts. I decided if it didn't work it would be an online purchase of clothes instead of a blanket.
It did work...........Yay! I am so pleased with myself. Two evenings work (and sending Mr TB out to buy more yarn so I could complete the project)
and this is what I made.............
I am really happy with it! I wish I'd figured out a way of having a closed centre but as my first piece of totally improvised working I am really chuffed.
Right-o. I will have to love you and leave you as I have to go do some work before I fall behind. I will be glad if these extra hours when it comes to Christmas and I take it all back as time off in one go!
Have a great week lovely people.