Following the successes of last week I am afraid that this week has been a bit of a contrast. Half term. I am lucky as I do like half terms and having the children around but I cannot say they are very relaxing, indeed I have struggled to get out of bed every morning and been going to bed early.
Due to this I decided to use this opportunity to use the wool that I bought at the knitting and stitching show and knit a pattern by someone else. It is a pattern that I absolutely love and I am sure you will too when I am able to share it with you. I thought that it was fairly easy to knit and coming along nicely until I stopped and looked and saw that I have actually made a mistake with one of the cables. I have not done anymore on it since although thought about it a lot. I either need to make the decision that it is not that noticeable and carry on or take a deep breath and rip it back. What would you do? Do you like things to be perfect?
I did have a couple of evenings where I felt inspired to have a go at creating my own things. Following on the Solomon’s Knot theme I created a flower:
(I really apologise for the photos, the only chance I had this week the weather was far from congenial.)
Whilst out and about this week I indulged myself in some shopping. Charity shops that is. I have been looking for some bangles to up cycle and found these:
I also found these and thought they would be perfect to make the snowflakes which are in this months Make and Craft Magazine designed by Hannah Blavins.
Finally, last week I found a new blog (new to me) over at Handmade Harbour: Knitty knots. I was very excited because on there she had some vintage knitting needles that she had magicked (Is that a word?) into bracelets. To cut a long story short, this week I got one of my very own through the post.
If you would like one (and I know some of you beat me to it) then head over to the Folksy shop yourself.
I realise that this post is a bit short on actual handmade items but I do intend to make up for it next week. As always I am popping over to Handmade Monday to have a browse. Why don’t you follow, you never know what you will find there……
Have a great week everyone. 🙂