Thanks for all your lovely comments about my scarf and crazy crafting plans last week. I’m already fiddling with my list, but I feel I’m being more productive just having it, which has to be a good thing!
I got a lot of crochet done over the weekend, thanks to a nasty cold bug that meant I couldn’t join the rest of my husband’s family playing golf! We went to a cool driving range/crazy golf course called Top Golf, which turned out to have a very nice cafe – much warmer than being on the course, and I spent a couple of hours stitching away. It turned out to be quite productive, in more ways that one. I had an interesting conversation with someone that just proves you never who you might meet.
But mostly, I crocheted.
This is a granny square log cabin blanket that I’m really quite pleased with and am thinking of writing up as a pattern. It’s not just the stitch pattern, but the colours that I really feel work nicely.
And because I’m incapable of doing one thing at once…
What’s great about this picture is that everything on there is original. For all that I love making the lovely patterns that are out there, there’s nothing quite like creating something for yourself. The green is a sample for the cable class I hope to teach in a couple of weeks, and the grey is what I desperately hope is the final iteration of a scarf pattern. The latter actually started as a cardigan pattern, but since I’m not going to have time to sort out the measurements any time soon, I’ve adapted it to be a scarf. 2 new patterns in time for Christmas sounds like being pretty productive to me!
There isn’t a central ‘Making Monday’ post today, but I like posting what I’ve done anyway as it helps me keep track. I spent plenty of time over the weekend working on my crafting lists, refining, mining my stash and working out exactly what I wanted to do. It’s a nice feeling being in control for once!
The other nice feeling at the moment is the sunshine.
Yup, that’s me, sitting outside sunning myself at lunchtime. Bliss!
Did everyone else have a good weekend? What have you been making?