It's the same old cry isn't it? There's just not enough time to do everything I want. My head is reeling with ideas for things but I'll get nothing done in a timely way unless I get myself properly organised. It's a real life skill which comes back to bite me unless I'm really disciplined.
So..... I finished my little cowl, made with the First Ever Skein I dyed:
I had intended to make my first pair of socks because I expected we would be using sock yarn but we didn't. This base was 100% Blue-Faced Leicester, so probably not hard wearing enough for socks. I should have used the first skein for socks and the ones I dyed yesterday for the cowl. Hey ho. Live a day and learn a thing.
Alex wanted some gold/yellow/toffee colours for her yarn
We had a lovely day despite the worry of not being able to make it because of a heavy snowfall over night. The only problem was the last little hill up to Alex's house so she walked down and met us at the main road. The roads were still slushy but we made it to the workshop.
We had lunch delivered from the cafe next door - just the ticket for a cold winter's day. It's a long time since I had such good mince and dumplings.
I haven't decided what to make with my new yarn but I think it will go into my blanket stash which is mainly made up of fingering weight blue-faced leicester wool. That project is my long term love and I don't mind if I never finish it!
Itching to do something yarny last night, but baby-sitting meant I couldn't do anything too complicated, I went to another Christmas present. These are 15g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed Aran. I can get two 4" squares from each little ball. There were 50 in the box and I bought some more neutral to make alternate squares.
Mmmm John has just brought me a peanut butter and banana smoothie as I type.
I'll be cutting out a bag this afternoon which I'm designing for the class. It will have compartments for various things and pockets too. A proper Quilter's Bag. There will be other things to go with it, including a travelling sewing kit, ruler cover and cutting/pressing mat. Everything you need to take a project to class.
First I'm going to do a little work on a pattern which was requested by one of the ladies which I'll need to test out first.
The hens are fed and the eggs collected - I've had to chip a hole in the ice of their drinking trough these past few days - but they fluff up their little feathers and get on with searching for grubs and other things that hens love. I'm going to get some fat balls for them which I only really give them in cold weather. There's a nice little pile of fresh eggs so a cake may be in the offing later. John likes poached eggs for his breakfast too. They'll be moving into their new house in about a week and peace will reign once more. In the meantime I'm enjoying the company.
So - off to the cutting table (ha! my dining table) Have a good week everyone xxxxx