So, I decided it was time to get a lot of stuff off my plate – I made a to-do list for the weekend and went crazy checking things off. Within the “creative” category (no, I didn’t actually categorize the to-do list), I finally made myself some needle cases. It’s silly, but every time I make one, I feel like it has to go in the “sell” pile. I decided to take a bunch of scraps I have been saving to make my own. I finished them off with fabric from a skirt I got in Thailand and a kurta I got in India.
I also worked on some baby gifts. The members of one of my knitting groups put together a mobile of small knit items for one of our group who is due today. After a failed attempt at a knit chicken (I really have no idea why I thought that would be a good idea) I decided to knit a Tootsie Roll. I knit it in the round, but that made embroidering the words difficult. If I do this again (let’s face it, I am sure I will), I’d knit it flat, embroider it, and then sew it up.
The final project for the weekend is for Baby O’Grady. The nursery theme is pirates (in a cute, Peter Pan kind of way), so I got my hands on a grid for a skull and crossbones. I was going to just do one, but it occurred to me that a band of them around the brim of the hat could be cute.