When in doubt........Do nowt!!!!!
That's what my Nana used to say! I'm afraid though, that doing nowt tends to make me feel a bit antsy in the pantsy. I am not a one for sitting still with idle hands, no, not me. So when I found myself this week with only my one a day on the go, I began to get rather ansty indeed! Yes there was much pacing in and out of my craft room to look through books, stare at the wool stash over and over hoping that it had multiplied, re-browsing my ravelry queue and even rummaging through the frogged projects, that I later found I had really frogged for good reason! Sigh!
Not that I am not enjoying my one a day project, I am really getting into the swing but I need a bit of variety and after crocheting this rat hammock and getting rather sore hands as crocheting with old sheets is a bit hard yakka, I wanted to knit! Of course though, I only have two balls of each colour in my gifted stash and they did not really go together so I would have to make something small......or go wool shopping....its only a click away..hehehehehe!!!!!
My poor man does not understand "But you have a room full of wool in there!" Yes dear, but they are all odd amounts and not suitable for anything I feel like knitting right now! Geeeeezzzzzz!
So with that said, and after re-frogging one little jumper that I remembered I really did not like, I came to the conclusion that I would NEED more wool. HEHE! So, I re-looked through the patterns and decided that I would buy wool to make myself a cardigan for next winter, also buying in the process an extra ball for my one a day project and a nice big ball to make a baby sweater AND some cotton which I will find a use for later. All 200g balls so enough to be happy with.
Next I pulled out the 2 ball lots which are only 50g each and started a little sweater from the itty bitty baby book and although I am dubious the 2 balls are enough, I am trusting the author and giving it a whirl leaving the sleeves till last just in case (I will make a vest if I run out).
I chose another vest for the two brown balls from the Debbie Bliss baby book AND I started a crocheted neck warmer with an odd ball of something very squishy and Alpaca-ry (is that a word? LOL) that I found in my stash, that one will be my handbag project. (I will post more info on each of these as I progress and take some more pictures.)
Oh and I forgot, I also ordered another ball of the Apple Green Merino that I thought was too bright for my one a day, I did end up using some of it but I found the best toddler jacket in a library book and thought of it straight away. So I will be making that one for my niece as well. So hopefully my antsy hands will be quite busy for a while.
Now back to my ONE A DAY update. The squares are coming along nicely and I took the time the other day to notice that I had more circle centres than squares, so started on some square squares. I am varying the colour schemes as I go so hopefully in the end I will lay them out in some sort of fashion as to look nice. (please excuse grubby table, I took these pics half asleep this morning and did not realize the kids had left the table a little worse for wear last night. Hmmmm) ...
And so we now have around 30 or so squares. I think I need 64 to get going so I better start blocking them soon or I am going to be going block crazy when the time comes. Then I have to decide whether to sew or crochet them together. I am leaning towards the crochet idea for more character and bulk but not 100% sure as yet.
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Hugs and smoochies all, have a wonderful week! xoxoxox