pattern, which is clear and just one printed page, to the craft group and asked if anyone would be willing to take up the challenge. Sure, the keen knitters said, and got to work straight away. I think they like to be able to contribute to a worthy cause.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Our project for this week is a little felt case. The Pinterest entry came from Never Not Knitting though I can't find it on the website itself. I just copied the picture. I saw another picture on Pinterest where someone else had done the same and used the little case as a home for her tape measure. I can't find it again either, but I think it's a good idea. I thought it would be a good place to keep the little needle threaders too:
Monday, June 20, 2022
Jack had an ECG device strapped to him this morning, which he must wear for 24 hours. I'm tasked with keeping a record of his activities. At the moment he's watering the garden.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
I delivered one pair of fingerless gloves yesterday and am working on the next order, using the same pattern, Nalu by sparrowhawk on Ravelry, but knitting the bigger size.
We collected 20 day old chicks this morning. Jack's plan is to raise them to point of lay, which takes about 20 weeks, and then sell them. I already have orders for one batch of 6 and another of 5. The ten that he bought earlier should start laying at the end of the month. We will keep five of them, and I have a home for the other five. I'm looking forward to having home grown eggs.
Monday, June 13, 2022
I think I've found someone to take the clay off my hands, so I can abandon trying to master a clay project before I get the oldies in the craft group to do it. Instead, we made travel sewing cases on Friday. The original, which I found on Pinterest, has a layer of fabric with a felt lining, but to simplify things, I just used felt. It means there's nowhere to hide! So I made the stitches decorative. We'll be making more this week, which saves me thinking up something else.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
It was so long since I'd sold hooded towels that I'd more or less given up on them. Then last week a lady contacted me, came round here and bought all the towels I had in stock. Hooray! This week she ordered two more. I thought I could make them both this morning, but of course Mr Lion took longer than I anticipated. I'll make the second one next week, after the market. My plan for tomorrow's craft group meeting hasn't worked, so I need to make plan B for that this afternoon.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022
I managed to get 10 key rings done for the gift shop. They have taken some bracelets and necklaces on consignment too.
The other key ring is a gift for Sarah, the lady I share a market stand with. I don't need it just yet, but thought I'd make it while I had all the equipment handy. It should just be yellow, but working with one colour is tricky, so I used a gold bead on each round to act as a marker, to make sure I was keeping to the script.