I have to 'fess up to not touching the waistcoat, after all my intentions of concentrating on it.
I was tempted, and succumbed, to picking this up, my WW11 sock.
The patterns calls for 4" of rib, I did 2" and went into the twisted rib pattern. I am sure the soldiers who received these during the war were glad of the long rib, after all they were wearing boots. These are destined to be worn with shoes so 2" will be ample.
I love how fast it grew and will have to carry on when I finally settle down on the sofa later.
Then there were bags.
This one for Junior, possibly to carry his gym shoes to his athletics classes.
This one for Kaitlyn, maybe for her ballet shoes? Although I suspect that it will house her ever growing collection of coins. She has an affinity with cash, lots of cash. I have to be careful just what change is in my purse when I visit, on one memorable occasion I gaily agreed that she could have ALL the change in my purse, only to tip out well over £20. Luckily she has a pronounced sense of fairness and shared it with her brother.
I did tell you about my visit to Flying Geese last Tuesday, well just look what I adopted.
This is much brighter in real life, quite orangey.
It will be the larger blocks in the Autumn Quilt.
These four are destined to become 4 patch blocks.
Do you see the brown, top left.
It is redeemed by the little red print.
I aim to start cutting tomorrow.
I hope the sock isn't listening
For whatever reason this **^^** laptop will not let me place the print where I want it.
I told you that I have been watching podcasts, last night I saw the latest one from Crafternoon Treats, Kathryn is going to be running a CAL with her new blanket pattern. It is in chunky yarn but she intends to give directions as to requirements in other weights. I like the pattern but find that chunky wool and big hooks or needles make my hands ache after a while. I need to get a grip with my wips so that I do not have too many things on the go.
( I have just remembered another new cast on that I have not shared yet) Tomorrow, fingers crossed, I will take a photo and post it.
Well the point behind that ramble is that so many people who do these podcasts talk about "being naughty" when they buy fabric and/or yarn. Now if I went out and spent the mortgage money or the Water rates, or what ever on yarn and fabric I would consider that naughty and worse. When I buy fabric or yarn with no project in mind that is a bit naughty BUT I only buy when there is a very good price reduction OR if it is something absolutely gorgeous and I know that if I don't get it right there and then I will never see it again. Mostly I buy with a clear cut idea if what I will be making. I may later change the plan and make something altogether different, but that is another story. The only real rule is that nothing must be wasted, whether it is fabric or yarn. I also try not to waste time.
On the subject of time, it is very close to walk time and Ben is hovering. ( I ought to teach him to hoover )