I'm particularly happy because the knitted dog jackets are finished and have been sent to my sister up in Scotland. They still need to be fitted to the pooches so that the fastenings can be sewn on, but now that the weather has turned nasty, hopefully Zak, Zoe and Miracle will keep nice and snug in their new jackets. That weather, incidentally, blew down a tree near their house and took out their Mum's broadband and phone connection, so I'll have to wait for that to be fixed until I can see the fully finished and modelled articles. I'm looking forward to it, and I'm now racking my brains to think of the next big project.
This week is Half-Term, which means the schools are on holiday - yay! As I don't have kids, this shouldn't affect me, but every day, we take the train in and out of Cambridge and the morning train happens to be packed with students. So packed, you often can't get a seat. So, when the schools are out, the kids stay at home, and finally, we get a seat on the train. Which means 20 minutes of crocheting on the way to work and then back.
So, this week, with almost guaranteed seating available the plan has been to churn out at least one item a day. We're on Thursday now, and here's what's been produced so far:
Monday : Woolly gift bag (still needs to be felted - that'll be done at the weekend)
Tuesday : Silk drawstring pouch
Wednesday : Mini drawstring pouch
Thursday : Some little borage flowers to finish off a ball of yarn (need stems, so I may cheat and finish them when I get home)
Friday : (still thinking about that one...)
Sorry I don't have photos at the time of writing, but as soon as they're up, I'll post them on the relevant pages at hevvywool.co.uk
I commute everyday with my husband and I worry sometimes that he thinks I'm neglecting him while crocheting. No fear now - he's just managed to get his hands on some classic Gameboy Advanced games (Doom and Doom 2, if anyone reading this is a gamer) and is quite happy. In fact, when they arrived in the post, he was like a kid in a candy store. The smile on his face was very sweet, and still is.
If only every day's commute could be like this!