I’m back, exams all over and now time for some crafting…very relieved and can’t wait to use Thursdays (my old study day) as my new crafting day. Although I stayed off the blog during revision and exams, my crafting continued so I have some things to share over the next few days. First up, I learned to make a crochet flower.
The knitting group that I attend at The Blossom Centre is made up of a wide variety of knitting and crocheting lovers a couple learned to crochet in the very first meet up in January and have been proper converts since. By popular demand Corinna arranged for a friend to come an teach us how to crochet flowers. It gave me a great excuse to use my project bag made by A Good Talking To for the nautical craft swap, because I just needed to take some wool and hooks (usually I take my Paperdolls jumper which is far to big for the project bag):
Corinna’s friend was GlammaMamma and she was incredibly patient, showing us how to count stitches when we lost count and working with me when I somehow crocheted backwards. Here is my finished flower (my third ever crocheted item, see the baby booties and granny squares for my other two):
Check out Glammamamma to see flowers from the other people in the group and for some other stunning crochet.
Firstly I apologise for being so quiet on here for the past few days, I have my final exams this upcoming week so sewing and crafting has taken a bit of a back seat (boo!). I haven’t even been checking out other people’s blogs because my revision is computer based and by the time I have done that I really don’t want to be going back onto another screen. Anyway….back to normal after next week and I really can not wait.
I have been continuing to work on the superheroes alphabet sampler because it is very easy to do around other commitments, yesterday I finished up I for Ironman:
I am back on target with the superheroes alphabet sampler! Here is H for the hulk:
Thursday is my study day (soon to be my crafting day as my final exam is on May 15th) and I usually do my study in the morning and like to do something creative in the afternoon. When I awoke this morning I knew that I wanted to be outside, but one of the massive downsides to where I live is that I have no garden. Oh well, I live on the outskirts of Epping forest so once I had completed revision I packed up Little One and I and headed to the forest.
I found the perfect spot for a bit of knitting:
Sorted out Little One by giving her a frisbee and a bone:
Then set myself up for a bit of knitting:
I was working on my paperdolls jumper:
Knitting whilst entertaining Little One in the woods took quite a bit of multitasking expertise, fortunately I was on a purple only round so it was relatively easy to do, on average it worked out to be knit ten, throw frisbee. It was wonderful knitting out in the sun (although somewhat crazy that I am knitting the thickest jumper ever) and I’ll look forward to doing it again in the future. Little one seemed to enjoy herself too:
Here is G all finished up:
If I can get H completed in the next couple of days I’ll be back on target. Here it is so far:
I have continued working on the yoke of the paperdolls jumper and have now completed the legs and done the first round of the skirt. Here is how it is looking:
Now that I have worked out the spacing on the superheroes alphabet sampler I am progressing at a good speed. I need to get beck on target which is a letter every fortnight so I can finish it by the end of the year. Here is f all sewn up:
I love f, flash just reminds me of The Big Bang Theory.