Today was supposed to be spent tidying the table in the sewing room, but I got sidetracked. There was some Left for Dead 2 time on the Xbox; Thomas and I are doing quite well on that now. The boys were off to swimming and 10-pin bowling so we could play R18 games safely.
I did get a little tidying done in that room, just not on the table; in fact I think there's more stuff on there now! I've cleared out 7 drawers though and am planning on getting them sorted tomorrow. At the moment I have 4 plastic bags, one with general sewing things, one with quilting specific stuff, one with general craft stuff which includes my needlefelting gear, my Dymo label maker and also my bejeweller. The final one is crochet and knitting stuff; now that I have my needles mostly away this isn't too big. I've got my straights in a needle roll I made a while back, my circulars either in a Della case or on the quilted holder I made last week. I think I need to make 2 more rolls; one for crochet hooks and the other for my DPN's. I might not use either very often, but I'd prefer to have them in one as it makes it easier to find what I need.
As well as those bags I also have a pile of scissors, I love my scissors. I have 3 for cutting out including a pair of Ginghers that I've not yet used; my Kai are my favourite at the moment, but the Mundial are good for slippy fabrics as they have a slight serration. I've also got several embroidery pairs too; plus some in my knitting bags. Good tools are important; just as well really considering how many I have!
I've decided I'm going to cast on one more project for knitting too. Wandering Cat Yarns is having a KAL for a project using her yarns or her patterns, the project can be anything, but must be gifted afterwards. This is the perfect time for me to cast on for my Dalhousie Mitts. The pattern is hers, and the yarn I've chosen is hers as well; I'm planning on making them for my Mum as I already have a pair of thicker fingerless mitts in a similar colour. She has arthritis in her hands and I can see her getting a lot of use out of them next winter.
This is the picture from the original pattern:
Admittedly it's going into mid spring here, but that's ok; winter will come way too soon!
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- A very busy day
- Dalhousie finished!
- No photo day
- Tutorial for needle holder
- a little craft helps immensley
- Another section cleaned
- Byebye cobwebs
- A multi-fibred sheep
- So tired!
- A long time!
- A little knitting and gardening
- Spinning the little sheep
- Finally, craft time!
- It's Raining, It's Pouring!
- Day 18 - getting tidier!
- Day 17 - installing a cat door
- Day 16 - Exercise and rugby
- Day 15 - a day of much cleaning
- Day 14 - table, what table?
- Day 13 - T shirt Tutorial as promised
- Day 12 - cat issue resolved (we hope)
- That Damned Cat!
- Day 10 Blogtoberfest - not according to plan
- Day 10 Blogtoberfest - a t-shirt
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- Day 8 - A finish line reached
- Day 7 Blogtoberfest - of triangles and wool
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- More gardening
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