Looking a lot like summer
So continuing the new theme of waffly style posts, here I am back with another. The problem seems to be coming up with titles though. It was all very well and good when I was posting about a specific project, I could just name the post after the thing. Now I am confronted with the task of coming up with a name for this collection of waffle, which will separate it from the last lot of waffle. I can't just call them all 'Some Things', however tempting that may be.
Oh well, let's just chat and see if something presents itself as we meander through this weeks photos...
So, the Essence of Unicorn blanket is continuing quite nicely. I generally find that I can manage to add another stripe of colour each evening comfortably and now that I am starting on the decreases things will speed along even more.
We've also been enjoying some cracking weather this week. Beautiful blue skies and real heat too. In fact, as much as I do love the sun and to be outside when it is fine, the heat I don't particularly enjoy. So I am finding myself retreating to the shade and then when that becomes too much, to the even cooler inside. Not that I am complaining mind you, sunny is good. Bertie however, is lapping it up. Finding the sunny spots to sit in when inside and rolling around bearing his tummy to the warmth outside. The boy is a total sun worshipper.
More sun means lots of lovely washing line time too, don't you just love how quickly you get turn the washing round in this weather and how beautiful the sheets smell after a line dry? This crocheted tablecloth that I inherited from my Nan looked particularly good flapping around in the breeze.
DD is reasonably disgusted with the increased levels of wildlife that come with the better weather. She was unimpressed to find her swing had an uninvited guest one evening, but personally I though he was rather spiffing. I was instructed to remove him to safer pastures but I had to get a pic of him first. Look at those bristles on his back. Awesome!
We're also enjoying a tiny crop of strawberries that we seem to have left over from a few years ago. There isn't much to them but I haven't quite had the heart to turf them out of the pot they sit in and they do still produce a little fruit, so we just try to nab it before some other outdoor creature does and enjoy it when we find it
I don't have an awful lot on the go crafty wise, other than the blanket. I've been making socks at a furious rate this year though (for me) and I'm making progress on my Pick n Mix style socks pattern. I've described it on the podcast as a kind of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' version of a pattern, so it will be a little be different. There are quite a few variables to consider, but it's coming together quite nicely and I hope it'll all make sense when all the elements are in place.
I've also started piecing together a few more 'Stocky Sock Bags' now that I've finished my Wildflowers embroidery. I'm planning on whipping up a rainbow-esque one too, to fit in with Jooles' (Sew Sweet Violet) and Ami's (Little Tailoress) Rainbow Along that's running at the moment. Rainbows always look good!
Oh and just one last thing...
While I'm on the subject of the Stocky Sock Bags, I do have to give you all a huge thank you and a massive virtual hug for the wonderful reception to my brand new, first ever, paid for sewing pattern!
Honestly, the response has been so amazing and I'm so, so grateful to you all. It's always a little nerve wracking doing something different and as I had to get my head around a new selling platform too, it was all a little scary to be honest. So to see such a wonderful, supportive reaction to it has been very special and meant an awful lot to me.
Oh, and one other last thing...
Here's the link to the Stocky Sock Bag pattern itself, in case you were interested or not sure what I'm talking about!
Ok, that's really it now. See you next time.