Wow, week four already..........although it has gone quickly, I have definitely achieved more than I would have done without the year of projects, so it is all good!
My time has been a little limited this week, due to 'back to school' and a few busy evenings. The evenings may prove to get busier with various clubs and things that the boys would like to attend. I have never really crocheted much in public, but I think it will be on my horizon, otherwise I will never get anything done.
The elusive ball of red arrived on Friday which was so exciting I can tell you (there it is snuggled in my bag) I have striped it in and it hasn't disappointed.........
My granny stripe has been calling me, but in my head nagging away is also the fact I saw a mahousive spider two days ago, heading for my stripe project bag and I can't quite shake the fact, that it may jump out on me and shout 'BOOO!'. Most unimpressed with my husband who failed to catch it, this thing must have been on performance-enhancing steroids, as it clearly won the race!
I can't tell you how much I love the colours, the stripes and the yarn, I am so glad I didn't wait longer to start it.
The sock monkey is finished and pretty much as I expected, he is fairly ugly. I was a bit over enthusiastic with the stuffing, so it looks like he could do with signing up for slimming world and the acrylic used really was quite nasty. I half read the instructions and started decreasing a little to early on the head, but despite all this, he is extremely popular with all three boys, who all want one now. I feel it has been a worthwhile project and I will definitely add at least two more to my list for presents this Christmas. I will modify things a little maybe so he appears a little less obese!
I have bought a big bag of cotton this week from the LYS which is going to make a sunnyspread throw for the one-a-day project and also a Japanese flower shawl as another present.
I am motivated and keen, when I finally figure out how I am going to make more hours in the day, there will be no stopping me!