There has been a lot of happy around here and this month it comes in the form of unfinished crochet and knitting projects.
Putting together granny flowers is therapeutic and I love it. There is no colour order, I just put my hand into the basket and add the next colour and I think that so far none of the flowers are identical. You are going to laugh, but to begin with this was going to be a granny flower helmet cover but as always with things that take this long to complete it starts off as one project and ends up being something totally different from the original idea. It could still become a helmet cover and believe me, if it is, that will be a blog post in itself. I will personally model the granny flower helmet.
After going crazy making granny flowers I moved onto sock making. I always have a sock on the go and they live in a little David silhouette bag that I made many moons ago. Again the problem is that I never make 2 socks that are the same colour. The same pattern yes but one pink and one blue or one green and one yellow. Why? I have no idea. I think I get colour bored and need to move onto another colour. I’m a little weird like that.
I love knitting with bamboo needles. I discovered them when I came back from a trip to New York. Time flies when you knit socks on a long flight. Give it a try. You almost don’t want to land so that you can finish off a few more rounds. Well on one particular return trip I had my regular knitting needles confiscated in case I used them as weapons. I didn’t even realise that it was illegal to fly with 4″ knitting needles and I almost cried when I had to pull out the needles and leave the stitches all loose. I sat there and with a needle and thread picked up all the stitches so that later I could transfer them back onto needles. Security people are not very patient. They have obviously never been gifted some hand knitted socks and felt that extra bounce and softness that they provide. I now travel with bamboo needles that don’t show up as dangerous on those screens.
Pink sock just needs the toe to be stitched up and we are good to start with its partner.
As we won’t be needing woolly socks right now I have started making trial trim for some future tea towels. I love taking a basic tea towel, adding trim and turning it into Michelin star worthy kitchen towel. Unfortunately I don’t have any finished projects to share but this is the scalloped edge that my next tea towel is going to have.
Pink sock pattern is from a book called Favorite Socks by Ann Budd and Ann Merrow. It’s a beautiful book with clear instructions and stunning illustrations. If you knit socks you probably already know about this book and if you knit but have never knitted socks you don’t know what you are missing.
This post is part of a Happiness Through My Eyes blog circle, where a group of photo loving ladies share what makes them happy in their corner of the world. Please join me in visiting Rachel Burwell’s blog post of the month and follow the circle all the way round. You will love how Rachel transports you to far away lands, explaining all the interesting details in words and photographs. There is a lot of happy in this world.