This past week has been mid term week. The younger children were only off the last two days in the week so it didn’t really feel like a break but I suppose two days is better than none. We spent the last of the week getting rid of the remainder of bugs and I think we may be over them now, maybe, hopefully…
But enough about bugs, what projects have I worked on, well
I finished all the squares for the blanket and while doing it have been thinking about how I was going to join them. I’m not fully decided so I may do a few and see which I like best, so really the picture is the same as last week.
I didn’t work any more on the hat preferring to work on the blanket and get it finished. I’m thinking of doing one for each of the girls and probably boys so I might just wrap this in tissue and give them to the children this Christmas, yes yes I know I mentioned the C word but when you’ve 8 and the thought of lapghans for each you have to start early!
If I’m hooked up with you on facebook you may have noticed that on a new design project I was working on legs for most of the week, fiddly things that they were. Well I finished them, attached them to a new design and although I can’t show you new design just yet I can show you the legs.
For these legs I was using an acrylic yarn and I went down to a 3mm hook size to have a tight stitch. The project I was working on needed the pliability of the acrylic that wasn’t there with the cotton which as you know can be quite stiff and it got me to thinking about why ami’s are worked in cotton more than acrylic or are they? The colour choice is much vaster in acrylic but I suppose the stitch definition is not there. I wonder which holds up better over time?
Work this week will proceed on the blanket and I need a sample of Rose and Sam to take to a course with me later in March so I might work on those, who knows.
Dominic our second eldest though does make his confirmation later this week and Dominic, Alan and Caoimhe are all in the next stage of a nationwide table quiz for school children. Dominic is on the older team of 4 and Alan and Caoimhe on the younger team of 4 and both of their teams qualified. So crafting time may be a bit sparse but no doubt a project will go with me in my bag to the quiz.