It’s been a while. The reason is that I had rather a nasty surprise early in the year when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I am now having chemo and am doing o.k and according to my surgeon the outlook is good, so enough of that then. Craft is a real tonic and is helping me whilst I spend hours and hours on the sofa.
One of the ways I keep track of the stuff I make is to chart it all as I go along in a note book. It’s a real mess, but it does help. It looks like this:
This is for waistcoat I have just finished knitting – it’ll be here once it’s got it’s buttons on. It was a relatively easy cable pattern, but you’ll see at the top that I had to unravel it twice before I finally got the hang of it. I think it was because I wasn’t paying attention, but it is really frustrating to knit up 50 or so rows and then discover you made a mess at row 10! Sometimes it’s possible to rectify a mistake, but cable patterns like this one meant I had to go back to square 1.
The notebook itself was a cheap one from Paperchase and has a very boring dark, plastic cover. What to do? What to do? Go to the bookshelf and find some inspiration, that’s what. So that’s what I did. I went to this:
and found this:
and did this:
So I now have a crochet cover on my work in progress book. It was a handy use for the little bits and bobs of yarn left over from other things.
Hope you have a good day, and if you’re in the U.K, enjoy the Bank Holiday.