Gorgeous Girl is now at the age where she can help with making things. She’s also starting to raid my stash to ‘make’ things on her own, and can operate my ball winder really well.
Recently a friend had a knitting pattern in a local South African craft magazine. I don’t normally buy the magazine but I picked up a copy and found a wonderful soft toy pattern in it.
Gorgeous Girl went through my stash of felt and fabric and picked out the ones we should use. She then selected the buttons for the eyes and I put it all together.
This was really fun and only took about an hour to do. I think it took as long to choose the materials as it did to sew the thing together. It’s lightly stuffed with wool.
I’ve been quilting. In fact I have a quilt top finished and will be dropping it off to the long-armer on Sunday. As I’ve been working on the top I’ve also been trying to use up my strips as leaders and enders.
Here is the strip box.
and some of the blocks
I’ve now got 25 blocks done, so it’s growing. Lots of left-overs in these as well as some strips from friends (Kate you should see some of your fabric in here).
I’ve been on a roll with the knitting, but have only managed to get a few things from the camera to the computer.
Here is a recent finish:
I’m a bit fond of this knit as it was with me a few months ago when Gorgeous Girl was here
having bilateral grommets inserted, and it kept me from chewing off my fingernails with nerves.
Her hearing is back to 100% and we don’t need to go and check with the ENT surgeon until December, so it’s all good.