Well the last week hasn't been my craftiest - between Little Miss being ill, me getting sick, and then D having a migrane at the weekend which left me to entertain both kids, I've had neither the time or inclination to knit. However I managed to make some progress with my Beekeeper's Quilt and I'm now up to 140 'puffs. A quick look at last week's update tells me I must have managed 6 this week, which is actually much better than I expected.
I'm not planning on joining them until they are (almost) finished but every so often it's nice to have a play with them all to see how they might look as a quilt. I enjoy thinking of all the possible different layouts. Today Little Miss grouped them by colour while I was laying them out - and then bounced and rolled about in them, but I managed to get a photo first - and I'm pleased with it so far, but also aware that I am probably less than 20% of the way through *sigh*
At the moment, a gradated rainbow effect is seeming the most likely, but there is going to be plenty of time to decide. This project is going to test my patience to the limits! (I found a few little hexi FOs to keep me motivated in the meantime, I could make them into something smaller at any time so the pressure is off. )
TUESDAY TALLY: 140
PATTERN: Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
YARNS: various yarns including lots of Knitting Goddess Mini-skeins
I've found/pinned some stunning crochet ideas over the last few weeks, and every Tuesday when I visit all the other One a Day posts, I get a longing to hook something colourful, fun and QUICK. I really must!
This week the plan is to work out what I can make with the bits and pieces of yarn I have here as I don't want to buy anything else before Unravel. There are a couple of crochet items outstanding for Year of Projects, so maybe I should start there...?
If you have a Pinterest board which is dedicated to knitting or crochet projects, please feel free to leave a link in the comments - I'd love to browse the things you've found too.
Oh, before I go, I'll be announcing the details of my first Blogiversary Giveaway in the coming days - once everything is finalised - so keep your eyes peeled. There are going to be some exciting prizes which have been donated by some of my favourite crafty people!!!!!! Can't wait to tell you all about it soon!