So, apart from a crash course in taxidermy, what have I been up to this past week? Everything and nothing! I’ve had the attention span of a concussed goldfish over the past few days, and have been flitting from project to project without being able to settle on anything for more than a few hours. I’ve made a start on a crocheted tardis (which will form part of my nephew’s xmas present), which is going well so far but the yarn is quite splitty and thus it’s becoming a bit of a chore already. I think I’ll sit down over the weekend and try and get the main body of it done in one big crocheting session so that it’s out of the way and I can move on to something else.
Whilst procrastinating about the tardis I decided to have a bash at making some mini mittens (with the vague idea of using them as yuletide decorations)… my first attempt was fairly successful (although I wasn’t 100% happy with the finished shape), but my goodness it took forever as I was working in the round.
I also thought that it was a bit too big, so I decided to have a go at making a mitten which I could knit flat and then just sew up at the end.
The fact that there’s a pair of these should tell you that it was a far more successful experiment! Much easier and quicker to knit, and the size is definitely better.
The mittens weren’t enough to keep me distracted though, and I also tried my hand at knitting a miniature stocking. This was actually two firsts for me: my first sock, and also my first fair isle!
I really like it, but it was fairly time-consuming and also far too big.
I’m going to find some other sock patterns and see if I can’t work out something quicker and smaller that I can knit instead. In the meantime I have yet another side project on the go today…making a sari blouse for a friend. Yeah, tailoring isn’t really my thing but I’m giving it a go!