This week’s WIPs have included some finished objects, and some non-crafty things! The run up to Christmas seems to have a surprising number of ‘extra’ jobs, some more fun than others.
I finished the slippers last night, and took this (rather disappointing) photo earlier today just before I applied the sock stop to the soles. Natural daylight is very weak at the moment so I’ve been taking photos in artificial light and the colours just don’t look the same. Anyway, they are done and I’m quite pleased, I just need to add buttons. They are for a little boy whose uncle also has a pair of these and I have buttons left over from his so they can match!
Last week I mentioned wanting to knit a scarf for myself. By Friday, we were on a weather warning for snow and I was desperate for a scarf so I abandoned the idea of knitting and decided to crochet one instead, using v stitch. It took about 4 hours in total and is just over 4 feet long. I sewed the ends together to make a loop, and it goes around my neck twice. Having tested it in some very chilly temperatures I can confirm it is really cosy and it goes with my coat too! I used an 8mm hook and super chunky yarn so it was an amazingly fast make. I also have a lot of that yarn left so I could make another, or I could knit one when I have time. I’m also on the lookout for a nice hat pattern to go with it. If you have any suggestions please comment!
Other WIPs have included present wrapping, a job which I really dislike. However, Mr C ‘treated’ me to a sellotape dispenser and it has revolutionised my wrapping. I’m practically a pro now; I’ve even watched YouTube videos about wrapping. My gifts no longer look like they have been simply screwed up in a ball of paper with a token strip of sellotape attached.
I have also had the torturous task of supervising my son write his Christmas cards to the whole class. It was a painful process as he insisted on adding many (at least 30) kisses to each of his girlfriend’s cards. (Mr C informed him that having multiple girlfriends is a bad policy!) With my 3 year old, I wrote the names and she did the kisses and this was far quicker, but obviously independence is important so I encouraged my son to do all of his.
What have you been up to this week? Is craft time being replace by other festive tasks in your house? Let me know!