Monday, January 12, 2015
Hello honey bunches!
How are things at your place?
Although I could easily do another few blogs about all the spoon carving that's going on around here, I thought I should shake things up a bit and write about something else.
So my twelfth (what a strange word both in spelling and pronunciation), blog is about the three things that I am making whenever I can squeeze in a round, or a row, or a coil.
Firstly, there is the basket.
I'm not sure why I started making this basket the other day, but there I was sitting on the floor of my craft area with Pepper doing her weaving and I just started coiling. I haven't done any basket making for about ten years so it took me a little while to get it started but then I couldn't put it down. And haven't really wanted to ever since.
I'm using baling twine (AKA farmers' friend) as the base and odd balls of cotton for the top. I'm doing three coils and a figure eight into the row beneath each time. Around and around and around. It's slow going but I'm loving it.
Secondly there is the sock blanket.
Each time I cast off a pair of socks I knit the leftover yarn into my blanket. It's probably a bit optimistic to call it a blanket, sock yarn is pretty fine and it's going to take a long time and a lot of pairs of socks before it'll even cover my tootsies, but one square at a time hey.
And thirdly there are the stripy socks.
Each time I look over at my farmer boy carving another spoon and am tempted to have a go myself, I remind myself of this pair of socks. I cannot wait to wear these socks and cannot afford to fall in love with another craft right now. So he's shaving curly bits of wood and I'm knitting colourful bits of wool, practical and perfect.
What are you making these days anyway?
I hope your tootsies are warm wherever you are.
Big love xx
Happy Birthday Abby! xxxxx