This week seems to have gone by in a blur, with the return of the children to school and the running to and fro I’m surprised I have anything to report on this week lol. I’m pleased with the little I did get done as I suspected all along that once I got back to doing all my regular jobs (my hubby took on most of them up to now from when Evelyn was born) and a newborn time would be short. I don’t mind in the least and once I get doing some of them I’m pleased as they help me relax and unwind.
I took all your comments on board and agree with you all…no point in keeping on the list something I’m not totally crazy about so with this in mind I’m reducing the total of scarves from 6 to 1 and so if I complete 1 by the end of the year all well and good but if I don’t I won’t loose any sleep over it.
This now gives me the opportunity to see how I get on with some crochet. If you’ve been looking at my WIP Wednesday and FO Friday (I still don’t know why I’m only now starting to take part in these!) you’ll have seen I’ve started with a dishcloth (I still have a few to do to complete last years challenge of one a week). Any crochet I’ve done to this point (and that’s been very minimal) has been in the round so this is the first time going in straight lines and I’m pleased with the result, it looks like a cloth. It was a very easy pattern so ideal to begin with.
The pattern is Easy Crocheted Dishcloth and I used Lily’s Sugar N Cream and a 5 mm hook.
|Easy Crocheted Dishcloth|
Someone asked me during the week where in the UK I got this delivered from and its from hulucrafts.co.uk they offer a fantastic service and are very quick. I’ve another easy enough pattern this week which I’ll try out and make another cloth to go along with this one to make a gift set. My cousin fell in love with these after I gave her some for her new home and has requested some more.
Now I do have a question and who better to ask than my yop buddies. When crocheting potholders whats the best yarn for these..cotton or wool ?
I’ve also been working on my Hermiones Everyday Socks they are not on as far as I’d like but hey progress has been made. I’ve done 15 pattern repeats on the leg as I felt the 18 was going to be to long and am now finished the heel and gusset so now its just the instep and toe to do and if I can get that done this week I’ll be pleased.
|Hermiones Everyday Socks|
This leads me onto another question, seems I’m full of them this week. What are your favourite yarns to use for socks ? What’s a good luxury one and good value for money one and also what ones are really best stayed clear of, in your opinion’s of course.
You may recall the white beanie I knit just before Christmas and the lovely Natural Malabrigo yarn I used. I had been saying how I couldn’t locate somewhere on this side of the Atlantic that sold it well I found a US company who ships international and stocks it and many more ! I’m delighted with this as it is often cheaper for me to purchase from the US than from the UK, I get a better conversion rate on Euro to Dollar than Euro to Pound.
I had to order some needles for a hat I want to knit and naturally some yarn was purchased, my will power is not all that strong and its been quite sometime since I purchased. Here are the goodies.
The needles, one circular a two crochet hooks on the right and on the left some dpn’s (I love using dpn’s for socks and hats, more than circulars). The DPN’s are the Knit Pro Dreamz (I love knit pro), my other set of dpn’s are always in use, normally with a hat so might be handy to have some for socks, especially as I’m slower at those.
I’ve stocked up on some cotton for cloths and for crochet. These ones are for cloths, I want some citrus inspired cloths for my kitchen.
This is the cotton for crochet, I am playing around with the idea of bunting or a garland of some sort for the girls bedroom, I’m waiting on a sky blue to come into stock and may team these up with that and a lemon and mint green.
Back again on Wednesday and Friday assuming I’ve something to report.