No paper crafting projects to share with you today, but I do have a knitted project for you.
Having had a couple of not so good days, I just needed to find some crafting to do even if I couldn't manage to get to my table of craftiness or my sewing machine. What else could I do but sit comfortably and dig my knitting needles out.
I had a couple of balls of this sock yarn in my (rather large !) yarn stash and thought it would look pretty knitted up as arm/wrist warmers. Being fingerless they are a doddle to knit and needed very little concentration and both were knitted from one ball - perfick! So, here they are in all their 'glory'
used my trusty 'hand model' for this shot !
the wrist warmers all alone !
This is very 'clever' yarn and as knitted forms itself into - what looks very like - a fair isle pattern, but much easier to knit than real fair isle. I just knitted a tube in K2 P2 rib to a length of 20cm, cast off for the thumb hole and cast back on in the next row. They may well come in very useful as, according to the weather forecast, it looks as though we might be in for some colder weather soon.
Today I have a little more energy and although the 'great Craftroom sort out marathon' continues, I plan to spend some time crafting and need to get at least a couple of cards made today.
Might even fit a bit of sewing in if my energy levels last, I am making a baby quilt from soft and cosy flannel fabric for a pal whose little girl is due to arrive any day now. I've done all the preparation work on it and have just machine quilting and binding to be done, so will try and do some of the machine quilting if I can. I'll share pix when it is completed.
Following the advice given by my Rheumatologist, I need to learn to pace myself - rather than keep going well after my body has told me to stop - to try and reduce the number of days when I barely have the energy to get out of bed.
This is proving a real trial to me as there are so many things I'm itching to do - none of which are remotely associated with housework I might add LOL. As I'm booked into a Needle Felting workshop this evening I need to monitor my energy levels, it would never do to 'drop off' whilst brandishing a sharp needle or two would it !
So, although I have lots of plans for today, I'll see how many things I get crossed off my list and learn not to worry about the ones I didn't get around to - there's always another day.
I hope you've enjoyed your visit today, I should have a card to share with you in my next post. Have a great day whatever you have planned and thanks for taking the time to drop by here to see what I've been getting up to in Stamping Grandma's crafting space.