Sunday, 18 September 2016

New Projects

Before I say anything, this cute kitty came and visited us today!

I just wanna cuddle him, and keep him forever!

IN OTHER NEWS, I have been feeling the crochet itch after having a well deserved week off. I finished a 400 page book, and have rested my fingers, but I am now feeling ready to start something new. And what shall that be? I have an ever-growing list of items to make for people!

First up will be an amigurumi orange, for my colleague Margaret. I drew a face on an orange at work and this thing hung around for a few weeks, slowly acquiring accessories...and mould. Unfortunately, it had to be thrown away, so I promised that I would make a new orange for Margaret.

Next, a strawberry and a cat, for another colleague, Lesley. She is our office strawberry fairy, and always leaves them on peoples' desks, so I am going to make her an everlasting strawberry. I also want to make her cat, Henry, for her. Two nice and simple projects!

That will be followed by a bean! Another work project - after finally discovering that the mystery bean at work was infact a Sword Bean, the office lovingly cared for it, until it produced it's single fruit. That now resides at Dave's parents house. Fiona, keeper of the bean, wants to get rid of the original plant because it is now absolutely enormous. So, I intend to make a little bean plant for her to cherish forever haha!

I then need to make a jellyfish, for my lovely little friend Ben! His Mummy has requested one for his room, so that is on my list and will be ready before Christmas.

Once I have tackled those smaller projects (it's been some time since I did any proper amigurumi!), I am hoping to get started on a poncho/cardigan for my best friend, Kirsty. I'll be following this pattern for the Pauwau Poncho, and am just waiting for Kirsty to choose which colour she would like me to work it in. I've never made any item of clothing before, so that'll be a first! It looks relatively simple, judging by the pattern, so what can go wrong (eek!).

THEN, if I have any time remaining before Christmas, I want to make a few bits and bobs as decorations. This year I will be able to display my Christmas wreath for the first time, so that's exciting. It'd be nice to be able to add a few extras though, but we shall see...

Phew! That was quite a rant! Time for bed, and then the start of another week. Toodle pip! xxx

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