I'm running a little later than I hoped, but then you've got to grab the sun when you see it, and now it is raining, so I am glad we did.
This week I've ticked two quick makes off the list, both were gift ideas and I would probably give both a whirl again.
These are Non-felted Slippers made in two shades of Sirdar Click which I found in a bargain bin at my LYS....after I started making them, I realised it would have been more sensible probably to put the darker colour on the sole.....but hey, that's living dangerously!
This type of pattern is what makes me interested in knitting......you start and the slipper appears from no-where.....very clever pattern....I will definitely make these again...in fact, I may make every member of my family, a pair for Christmas!
The next finish was also a quick fix, although maybe not as quick as the slippers.
This is a pinwheel purse which hasn't actually finished blocking, but for the purpose of the post, I will pretend it has. A neat little pattern where you sew together five little squares, four of them with a purl row in the middle which allows the fabric to fold and therefore close the purse. I made this on slightly larger needles than called for, but next time, having now bought the correct size, I will do it as the pattern says, as I think it will be neater....great idea for putting a small gift in, like some jewelry, also great for using up left over sock yarn.
So that's me for this week, I have been a bit of a butterfly, flitting from one thing to another (but that's another post), it makes life more exciting.......I now have my head deep in the realms of pencil cases as the mad dash starts to make all the teacher pressies before the end of the week.
Thankyou for all your lovely comments on my last post, what a truly wonderful bunch you all are! Looking forward to boys tucked up, cup of tea and time to look through all the other YOP work.
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