Here’s a sneak peak on what I am working on these days. Don’t you just love how the brightness of the colours!? It is a great way to use up some of the leftovers from the Hygge CAL (which I still haven’t blocked, by the way). I do love the range of colours that Scheepjes Catona comes in, but I really really can not approve of their new 10-gram format. It might work when it comes to embroidery, but you can hardly start crocheting anything when you already have to grab the next skein.
However, during my last order I picked a few skeins of a different cotton yarn: Scheepjes Cotton 8. I am not yet sure what I will make of them, but I have a few ideas. Until then, I just enjoy the colours.
What does a woman do when she already has about a dozen half-finished project, and she is about to head to a 10-day trip to her in-laws? Of course, she takes on new projects with her!
Unless it is a work trip, travelling is a great opportunity for knitting and crochet. All those hours in airports and on planes, in buses and trains. All those long chatting sessions at cafes, or around living room tables.
The only problem is, that to actually get things done, one has to do some proper pre-trip planning. And as you can imagine, there is plenty of other things that need to be taken care of before getting on that plane. So, I had a whole 10 minutes to come up with something, and drew up a quick plan of:
- Something that is travel-proof, including getting-through-airport-security-proof. That generally means crochet with a bamboo hook, something quick and easy.
Please note the curve of this crochet hook. This thing is such an experienced traveller it should have its own frequent flyer membership.
- Something that actually fills up my time, meaning more mental effort.
My excuse to starting two new projects? No new yarn was purchased for either of them, so it is kind of a stash-busting trip 😛
I’ll let you know how it all goes… 😉
I ´went to visit the expecting couple again, and sneaked upstairs to their nursery room to get a few pics of the blanket in its natural habitat. The photo shows only a bit, but apparently I really hit a colour jackpot! Somehow, without having any idea what their nursery would look like, I had picked the colours that really fit! The only way the blanket had been more harmonious with the room, would have been if I had stitched some monkeys on top of it. Yes, they have little monkeys on the walls of their nursery room! 🙂
By the way, I also listed the blanket on Ravelry. I am still very new to this, so I am not really sure how it works, but I’ll figure it our along the way.
Another item done! Let’s be honest, I cheated a bit. I found them in my yarn stash, all knitted and stitched together. All that was left to do was to wash them, weave in the ends and add the tulip buttons. And voila! I had a little addition to the gift of the baby blanket.
Both the blanket and the booties went to their new home yesterday, and as expected the parents-to-be were impressed. Partially it is because they really appreciate handmade things, and I am very grateful for that. But partially it is also because whenever you make something tiny, it is bound to leave an emotion.
I did forget to take photos of the blanket, so I need to pay them another visit and check out how it fits into their nursery.