I have been on a bit of a hiatus from Julilah for the last week. It’s not permanent. Just getting ready for the lollipop markets, which was last weekend, was really full on! So I decided to get into some of the old crafts that I loved before sewing and painting became my “work”.
I have spent most of my nights this week doing yarn crafts (knitting and crocheting). It’s how I used to spend many a night before I started Julilah, and it is how I spent almost every winter when I was a little girl, under the direction of my dear Mum.
So on Monday night, I started searching my wool stash. First of all, I found this collection of squares that I have been working on for well on three years now. It was originally meant to be a rug for my daughter’s cot, and given that she is now 5 and a 1/2 and her brother is nearly two and has been in the cot for his whole life, that probably tells a little bit too much about exactly HOW waylaid I got with this project. BUT don’t you just love the colours… the green is such a fresh, crisp, nurturing colour and the ivory and orange just sets it off beautifully… I MUST get around to finishing this, even for just my own enjoyment.
So after I had worked out all the cross cultural terminology, I finally finished the beanie! Do you like it?
What did I learn this week? Two things really…
1) Crochet is SOOOOO much quicker than knitting
2) This is A LOT more fun than I remember
What have you been creating this week?
Filed under: Art & Craft, Personal Tagged: Knitting