The first week of the year has been so grey and dull, the right kind of weather for stopping indoors and crafting.
Last week I showed you the block stitch hot water bottle cover I was making for Mr C, and mentioned my strong dislike of sewing in ends. I calculated that by the end of the project I would have over 200 ends to sew in. That thought was really taking away my enjoyment of the project. I had a think and decided that the cover could be made as a tube, joining the bottom later. This would mean I could carry the darker grey up between rows and only have the ends of the other 3 colours to sew in. That would take my total number of ends to deal with down to a much more respectable 60(ish). I think it looks far neater now too!
I’ve not really worked on many other projects apart from the bookrat which featured in my post yesterday. I have made a few now, but this one came in his own cheese shaped box.
That’s all for now, I’m behind on my plans a bit because of restarting the hot water bottle cover. Hopefully a few more evenings will get it finished. What are you working on? Have you ever abandoned a project part way through when you realised it was a nightmare?