Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Nifty knitting needle holder

It was Mum's birthday yesterday and I made her this handy little needle holder (although I haven't given it to her yet so I hope she doesn't read this post!)  I had seen a couple that I liked but thought that they looked easy enough to make.  So after some maths - not my strongest subject - I mapped out a pattern and would you believe it - it worked! I was quite surprised as when I usually make up my own patterns things don't always go to plan.  Might have to make one for myself now as I'm forever losing my needles and this is the perfect solution.

I've been busily making bread since I last posted and have decided that remembering to feed and stir the sourdough starter was just another something to remember - as a friend said when she tried it herself "I've got enough mouths to feed without adding another".  But we've been busily making the French loaf and tomorrow will try a 50/50 wholemeal and white loaf in our fabulous borrowed breadmaker.  I'm hoping that our friends' don't need it back in a hurry as I'm loving it.  Grant walked in the house on Monday night to the smell of bread cooking and was instantly hungry!

We had an incredible Pockets of Craft night last week with a record 13 people showing up to learn how to make sock monkeys.  We had a lovely evening - it really is a great way to get to know people in our community with similar interests.  I may also have found someone to teach the group another skill - re-purposing adult t-shirts into little girls dresses.  I attended a Learn how to use your overlocker class on the weekend and had so much fun learning how to properly use my overlocker.  I had used it just for tidying up seams but now I'm ready to give rolled hems a go too! Fun, fun, fun!


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