Well, my good intentions all blew out the window, so I guess they’re ‘blowin’ in the wind’. So much for posting more often. Time just seems to run, rather than trickle, through the hourglass these days. I hope that means life is keeping me on my toes but perhaps it could indicate that I’m just frittering it away.
After posting the photos of the dragon scale gloves and matching scarf back in June (grandson Will asked if he could have them as he liked them so much 😘), I was pleasantly surprised to get a request from friend Barbara in Busselton for a similar set. The yarn I used for the original gloves and scarf was a Moda Vera Fayette and I wasn’t sure how the pattern would work up if I used a different yarn. The Fayette appears to have been discontinued, but on scouring the Internet I eventually found someone selling two different colour mixes … a Denim Mix and a Fuschia Mix. Barbara chose the Denim Mix and this is the completed set with my favourite Panda modelling for me 🤩 …
I have sufficient of the Fuschia Mix to make another set …
so I’m considering putting hook to yarn again and then hopefully I’ll find someone keen to own them.
Then there was small project from Lee, a friend from our car club, who has steadily been requesting fingerless gloves in just about every colour of the rainbow. I arrived home several weeks ago to find a ball of bright yellow yarn at my front door with just a phone number on a piece of paper under the label. It turned out to be Lee again and I’ve now finished her sunshine yellow gloves ready for pick up …
Also back in June there was another project but this one didn’t quite get off the ground. These beanies, in school colours, were going to be prizes in a competition, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. There’s a chance that it may happen next year 🤞🤞.
In the meantime, I have been gifted the yarn that I was going to use, which is incredibly generous, so I’m hoping to put it to good use and regift the finished articles to people in need as I complete them.
For myself, I crocheted a hook case (not quite finished, still requires a closure and ends weaving in) from a design by Priscilla’s Crochet.
I needed to adjust the pattern as I had extra hooks but I love the clever and intricate design and I’ve used one of my favourite colours. I have a bad habit of putting my hooks down and misplacing them, so the idea is to train myself to return them to this case each time I finish a project. I can also pin in my stitch markers, which also always seem to disappear as they’re so small.
Made but not photographed (duh!!) were several scarves, scarf & glove set, and beanies that I put into the Exchange at our local Kalamunda Community Learning Centre for their open day. The Learning Centre has since been closed for school holidays so I’ve no idea what was sold, but I did receive a nice sum of money in my account recently, so some items have definitely sold 👍. I’ll find out what’s left when the Learning Centre opens in a week or so for this semester.
On a different tack away from the crocheting, Gordon and I have been having so much fun with our ukuleles with several gigs in recent months. At our last gig we were fortunate to be videoed while we were jiving to Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue.
Gordon and I are dancers from way back (we met dancing in the mid-1960s) so if there’s any excuse to get up and dance then we’re on the floor 🤩. It always seems to be well received by the audience, which is very nice.
Other than crocheting, ukulele and dancing, we’ve had just one kayak trip up the river for lunch on a lovely sunny winter’s day. Just a few photos …
With the very best of intentions I will try to post again very soon … but perhaps don’t hold your breath waiting … your health is very important and so is breathing 🤣🤣
Wishing you a happy, healthy, sun shiny day, wherever you may be 😎🌞
(aka Pinky … but that’s another story for another day 😉)