Where is the year going? It seems to be whizzing past so quickly! Oh well. I’ve continued plodding on.
I actually managed to post the beanies I made for my niece and youngest son. Major achievement for me since I tend to dither on getting things done sometimes. Jordan got his beanie the next day so I was pretty chuffed with that. I assume Mackenzie got her beanie but I don’t expect to hear back about it immediately. David will probably text me about it eventually.
I’m pretty impressed with the beanies I’ve been able to churn out using my combined fine yarns. Adding a really small amount of contrast yarn makes it more interesting to look at as well as knit which is a great stash buster as well. I’ve still got a lot of the dark charcoal colour so I’m trying to get through it my adding the contrast yarn not just in the brim but also in the body of the hat. It does make the knitting seem to speed along quicker too! The one in the top left corner is the latest and I’ve already got another on the needles. I am a machine!!
It’s not the only thing I’m knitting at the moment either. The Crimson Socks are going on apace. I finally knit up all the extra gusset stitches and I’m now just knitting until I get to the length of the foot that I want. Still with the lace insert so I’m going slowly…especially since I managed to knit a hole in my fingers.
Like…paracord bracelets! I’ve seen heaps of these things. That positively proliferate Pinterest so when I was in Albany I bought two paracords, black and khaki. I thought they were the least offensive colours for men. And they were very easy! The hardest thing I found with them was trying to tidy up the ends when I finished and attached the clip to the end of the bracelet. They do look smart, especially when you think I ended up making 4 bracelets with the two hanks of paracord and they sell these things for about $15 at shops. It’s enough to give one pause for thought if I didn’t totally suck at selling!
And also I have finally finished the second line of characters from my Monty Python and the Holy Grail cross stitch!
Pretty cool, isn’t it? I’m starting to get quite excited about this now and enjoying being able to tick of another character as I get further down the chart. Yes, there’s still the question of preparing and cleaning the cloth when I’ve finished as well as figuring out how to get it framed but that is for another day.
So, I will continue on my industrious little way. I like May. It’s Mother’s Day as well as my Birthday. So I usually enjoy it alot. We’ll see how we go.