What on earth?! Another ta-dah?! How am I fitting all this crafting in, as well as the day job?! Anyone would think I am fervently avoiding something... like... perhaps getting my CV done and starting job searching...?!
Back in June last year it was announced that our site is closing, and we're all being made redundant. It has been a long slow process, and I've been merrily living in denial... but my end date is 31st March, so I really need to get my bum in gear and my CV up-to-date. However, I have instead been focussing on crafting... hehehe bad girl!
This is my latest ta-dah:
It's a fingerless glove, or 'paw hugger' as the pattern calls it.
You may remember that for my birthday the Lumberjack gave me the yarn and pattern for this - read more about it here.
Here is the yarn, and the start of my making:
It was my first attempt with double-pointed needles, working in the round like that. It was also the first time I tried cable knitting (which I loved - hence the cable cowl I ta-dahed a couple of posts back!)
Well, the making of the gloves came to a bit of a halt when I had to do the frill, as you knit it onto the bottom of the finished glove - and I didn't know how to do that. An in-depth phone conversation with my Mum revealed all, and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. So the gloves are now finished - yay!
I have made both gloves, but as I had to take the photo, at least one hand had to be on the camera! (There is no self-timer watchamacallit thingy on my camera). The trials of living alone - no-one to take pictures for you! (And if I listen to my Granny, I'll be living alone until I'm engaged! When I told her about the Lumberjack over Christmas, her words of wisdom were "don't move him in until you're engaged" - !!!! She makes it sound like I "move men in" left, right and centre!! It amused me anyway!)
But wait... what is this...
How did I manage those peculiar pictures?! My camera was sat on the carpet, with me and my oddly posed hands in front of it... I then nimbly lifted my foot and pressed the button on the camera with my big toe!!!!!!!!! Nifty eh?! Oh, my talents are wasted!
Until next time..........!