Edit: Thank you to everyone who commented and all your kind words of encouragement.
The winner is
I take full credit for the beautiful weather we have had over the last week, yes it is all down to me, honest. It’s because I’ve been knitting the chunkiest warmest cowl you could ever wish to have when it is -5 degrees outside. So obviously I finish it in the midst of a heatwave. It’s from Mollie Makes Issue 11 and is the Ada pattern from Quince&Co, I used Debbie Bliss Como.
I’ve also had another big finish too – work. I was officially made redundant this week, after a long period of knowing it was going to happen, it still feels rather strange to be here. I’m looking forward to having some time with the children over summer before really deciding what I want to be when I grow up. I still have my part-time photography to keep me busy and I’m about to embark on a distance learning City & Guilds Certificate in Hand Knit Textiles. Our newly formed Women’s Institute is taking up the rest of my spare time, so I won’t be twiddling my thumbs watching Jeremy Kyle.
I’ve been having a huge tidy up and very importantly getting all my magazines in order, alphabetically, subject and colour coded – only joking, but I have found a brand new first issue of Mollie Makes, with gift sewing kit attached. I’m sure that those who are new to Mollie Makes would love to get a copy of the out of print first edition, so please leave a ‘pick me’ comment and I’ll draw a name on Monday 16th April when the kids are back in school.
Last week I was astonished to see this linked up for Finished It Friday. It was still very much a work in progress two days previously. K must have foregone sleep last week to ensure this was finished for her very lucky sister in law’s wedding. Such a work of art and many hours.
Merry at Patch of Puddles finished this amazing crochet pot. I’m a little in awe of this, mainly because it actually stands up and is useful. I’ve never had this success with crochet, it isn’t even felted, very clever.
So what have you finished this week? Something crafty, a book, the crossword or your job? Link up below so we can ooh and ahh.