This week I have a finished thing, started a new thing and made a flight of fancy.
The first thing and finished thing, is a car seat blanket for my cousin who has had a lovely new baby boy. I was so excited at the prospect of a new blanket, and then suddenly remembered the stars I had started on last year...or the year before?....
I saw this lovely star design on another blog, and on finding out that the pattern for the star square was from a book, I decided to work it out myself. I did seem to remember (obviously wrongly) making loads of these squares, but when I dug them out from the corner that they were lingering in, there were only just a handful, so I made a few plain ones and striped ones to fill it out a bit.
This is one of those times, that I wish I had written down what I did....but hey, I didn't and I will have to work it out another time when I have the time to do so. This blanket was made in Stylecraft for ease of washing and drying.
The second item that I have just begun is my temperature blanket. I have sectioned up temperatures in 3 degree increments and allotted each range a colour. Each day I am using the highs and lows to make these lovely squares, taken from Snowcatcher's blog. Such a well written pattern and great explanation as to joining as you go (which I am not doing because of the construction of my blanket).
I am enjoying the squares, but just find myself wishing for some freak weather to mix it up a bit...maybe a boiling hot day in the middle of January is a bit hard to believe though.....
Last thing is my flight of fancy, taken from a book I picked up from the library....not sure why....just because.
This bear had the odds stacked against him, as sewn on nose, mouth and eyes were called for, but then to top it all...ears sewn on too. I think the first mistake was the eyes which looked alright, but were maybe not, and then the ears sewn at a jaunty angle made everything a bit squiffy...ooops! The pattern also has a hoody, which I hope to make this week...maybe he can pull his hood up and hide his 'bad ear' day.
Ah...but he's still smiling eh!
Lastly......but not leastly.....I received a wonderful package from across the pond from the lovely Sue from Mrs. Micawber......it was a Saturday late afternoon, so I placed it at the bottom of the table (out of sight but not out of mind) until I could cook for and feed the boys.
It was such a treat to open....the chocolate (yep....all long gone!) the buttons, the felt ornament, the lovely necklace which has a beautiful bird with the words 'wing it' and a fabulous knitting magazine.....it made me feel all warm and fuzzy. The magazine is a cracker and loads of lovely things to make plus plenty of inspiration for my next jumper project.....