While away and providing support before and after my parent's hospital stay as well as flat-hunting, I did have lots of time to knit. Which is nice. I am surprised that I managed to not just start four projects - but also finish them! Plus another two that were already works in progress. I'm really chuffed with myself!
Now I just need to photograph the results so I can post those to Ravelry as well as blog about them all. Looking forward to that.
And I managed to find a new handbag last week (first week back) that I actually like better and better the more I look at it. I just hope it works well in its purpose. The straps are a touch slippery and I sure hope that this is not going to be a problem. I also can't submerge huge amounts of stuff in it, let alone my crafts projects so I will have to carry a separate project bag. That's not a bad thing in itself.
Here is the bag:
And just to show scale, with a sock (I have small-ish feet):
|Yes, this is one of the new socks|
It is a cream colour with glossy black and silver metal bits. I'm not actually fond of cream, though I love the other colours, but here the effect is slightly vintage or retro, and I love it!
The other thing I'm happy about is that I managed to iron three linen/linen mix blouses last night. This includes my last two sewing projects: the silver grey top and the black and white tunic. Both hold up well to wearing and washing - and even ironing! I am delighted. It wasn't even that bad to have to iron them - but only because I am looking forward to wearing both again and can't wait to give them another outing.
As long as I sew things that I actually like it will motivate me to keep going. Nothing worse than getting stuck with unsatisfactory progress on your latest projects. Fingers crossed.