Well, I know I only had the edging to do in my beanie but I finished it off this evening. It’s quite big and the room is stretchy so I can even wear it over a side ponytail!
I know I look a bit like Compo from last of the summer wine in the last photo, but I’m still tempted to keep this hat for myself, even though I don’t really need it. Mainly because I quite like it but also because I don’t know anyone else who would wear it!
Today I came home to a gorgeous parcel from Kat (the artists child) in Australia. I’d had a really emotional day, battling negative thoughts, not winning and then crying lots in work… Never a good thing 🙄. I was exhausted, and coming home to à box of goodies was a real bright spot on my day.
Kat had won one of the prizes in my last giveaway and wanted to share some craft things with me. She included :
Some gorgeous buttons, including some vintage ones
Some beautiful lace from the 60s,which she got while working on a TV commercial
And two pretty bird pictures that I can use for card making.
And she wrote me a lovely note in a pretty card
It’s made me feel really special to be sent such lovely gifts. I hope I might be able to use the lace when I eventually get round to making my panel skirt. I think they would look quite cool in diagonals across some of the panels. But I might need to think of a better way to really show off the delicate white lace. Thank you so much kat for sending me such beautiful things.
And finally, having seen how cool eleonora looked on the crochet sanctuary, in her scarf, I wondered if I should try the same with my butterfly shawl. Here’s the first attempt, which I think looks a bit odd… Rather like I’m wearing a bib.
But I think this looks better once i’d folded over the top… It has a bit more drape to it like this.
I’m not really convinced though. What do you think?