I am not sure where my time goes, but go it does and as I find the end of March getter nearer, I really have to get my ‘a into g’.
I have been very busy trying to finish of my many projects, as well as getting ready to open my shop on Etsy.
Peter the Penguin has finally been completed and I am really chuffed with the result.
It is his eyes that make him so distinctive. They are a real feature of all of Amanda Berry’s designs.
Arthur’s tank top is almost there (see Grammazoo’s good advice below).
I have struggled with this project because of the way the Alpaca has knitted up, but after reading an article about Alpacas and their wool, I understand the problem and why.
I still have some of this beautiful wool left for another project and am hoping with my new-found knowledge, I will manage a far better result.
The stock for the Etsy opening has been the main focus of my work this week. While the little items don’t take a lot of time to knit, finishing them off does, particularly when you leave them all to be finished at once …
Thankyou for stopping by on this great day for the Irish.
Grammazoo has been busy finishing off and prioritising projects this week, as well as preparing for the grand opening of her shop at Etsy.com.au
Preparation for the shop has taken longer than first thought, so I have delayed the opening until the beginning of April. Knitting and finishing of stock is continuing so I can really do this properly.
Oh my lordy, Grammazoo has got herself so busy she doesn’t know where to start next. She has so many projects on the go and so many lined up, it is time to stop, take a giant breath and put some order into the things she wants to share with you all.
Little Arthur’s retro tank top is finally about halfway done and I have a confession to make. I did a retake on this one.
The pattern I originally designed to break up the simplicity of the design just did not work with this particular yarn. To cut a long story short, I ripped the whole thing out and literally started again.
Weekend’s mean it is time for our next small project and this weekend we are going to recycle some old t-shirts by shredding them and using the cut pieces as yarn to make something new and useful. Interested?
Of course, you can buy t-shirt yarn by the cone, but I thought it would be far more fun to recycle some old ones and see what we get.