Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Yarn Along - October plans

knitted booties rainbow collection

This is about to become a very busy crafting month... I have many projects demanding my attention in October.  At the moment I'm knitting up booties to sell at the craft fair that Mother and I have a stall at next month, although I've actually finished the knitting part with them.  There's just a few pairs waiting to be sewn up then I'll have many, many pompoms to make and sew onto the toes.  That little rainbow of baby shoes makes me happy though.

knitted duck yarn wool

I also want to make up some knitted ducks and a few crochet ornaments with the bangle stash.  I made this duck for the farm shop Mother works in - her boss loved it so she suggested I make some for the fair.  That wee face is pretty cute, right enough...  Then there's a couple of other projects to be completed - a girl I used to be neighbours with asked if I could crochet a hat for her baby, which should be an easy make but I'll likely have to make time to really get my tension right, since a lot of my crochet projects turn out on the small side.  And, you know, I can't really expect the baby to squish its head down to size...

Lastly, I have a tea cosy pattern to try out, sent to me by the awesome Susan at Tea Cosy Folk.  I'll keep you all in suspense for now over which one I chose, but be sure to check out the vast range of patterns on her site.  I had the hardest time picking out a favourite!

rogues book hardback library george rr martin game of thrones

As for what I've been reading lately, I just finished Rogues, a collection of short stories by various (mainly fantasy) authors, which includes a prequel tale of the Targaryen clan from George RR Martin's Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series.  I say finished, but what actually happened was that I read a handful of stories and skipped over most of the ones that were heavily fantasy-based.  It always takes me a few chapters to get settled into a book so adding a quickfire plot to a make believe world is more than my brain can cope with.  I really liked Gillian Flynn's offering since it had one of her mad, trademark plot twists, and Lisa Tuttle's story with a male/female Sherlock and Watson was an interesting mystery, although it reminded me a lot of an episode of Criminal Minds...

What's everyone's plans for autumn crafting?  Has anyone read more of this book than me?  Which wouldn't be hard, let's face it.

Linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along.

(p.s. apologies for the odd lighting in the pictures - apparently when I was messing with the camera settings a few weeks ago I hit something that makes them look dreadful and I can't quite figure out what I've done!  More messing is clearly needed to fix it.)


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