It has been a while – again – since I posted. A combination of moving house, not much crafting activity because of the moving house and a real weariness that creeps in when you are… moving house has kept me away from the blog. Still, it will be over soon and in a new house, life can get back to a more moderate pace.
Some time ago I blogged about a pair of board shorts that I made for my boy. I loved making them and love seeing him wear them. Since then, I have made a matching hat and got that lovely photo of him wearing them. I am so proud of them and how he looks in them, it brings a little tear to my eye. What a very special boy he is.
There won’t be any more sewing until the move is over and I am set up again but I have been doing a bit of knitting in the evenings. Last night I finished Damson (Rav link) but not sure if it will get blocked any time soon. You need to spread out all the little frilly bits on the bottom edge and I have packed my blocking boards. Still, it is pretty and I am pleased that I did it. I am thinking I might also try some lace knitting while I am trying to keep the projects to a minimum. It will force me to concentrate on just one thing for a while and I did happen to keep some lace weight yarn out of my packing.
I just realised that I forgot to post the blocks that I made for the October ‘Around the Block’ Party. I am loving this swap even though I am still a bit remote from it because I haven’t had a lot of time to really get involved in the Flickr group. Still, I have learnt so much in the first three rounds and I really can’t wait to see the other patterns and fabrics that will come through. We got these fabrics just as we signed the contract on the house so I made sure I got them done quick smart. I really enjoyed the process of laying out the fabrics and fiddling with the colour and width options. I also loved the free flow of this type of block making. It was great fun.
Fabulous… even if I do say so myself.