It seems that the little nudge that I gave myself last week
to get a bit of a wiggle on certainly seems to have done the trick !
I started by coming up with a cunning plan for the hearts -
no longer making them one at a time, one after the other,
but instead having a production line on the go.
Totally all psychological and in my head I know,
but by making all the tops together,
then all the middles,
then all the stuffing
and finally all the finishing off
made it seem as though they were flying off the hook.
And before you could say " wedding just around the corner"
40 red hearts are done and dusted, packed into little bags
and it can be ticked off the To Do list.
So then it was a swift move on from hook to needles for the next project.
Well, maybe not that swift if I'm completely honest as
there's been a fair bit of uhmming and ahhing on this one.
I tried, I really tried with the Kidsilk Haze
and I did really love it BUT it just wasn't doing what I wanted it to do,
and then it was so fluffy,
and a bit too sparkly
and I couldn't get the tension right .....
so a bit of a U turn ensued,
followed by a quick bit of internet shopping to buy more yarn.
I promise, promise I will use the Kidsilk for something else
- just not my wrap for the wedding !
But just look at its replacement....
oh wow, this is yarn on a whole different level,
and a very special and self-indulgent treat for the Mother of the Bride.
So, I got terribly excited and wanted to crack straight on with it
as the soon as the postman had made his delivery .....
but, no !
I haven't actually ever bought yarn like this before,
somehow always going for the ones already rolled in to beautiful balls
that are ready to go.
No problem I thought -
I'll just use the wooden handles on the set of drawers in my bedroom to
wrap the yarn around and we'll be off and away in no time at all.
Well, a couple of very infuriating hours later I had one rolled up ball of wool.
OH MY ! Did I get myself in to a pickle !!
A lesson has been well and truly learnt -
there is no quick solution here,
its a special winder or a daughters arms every time from now on !
But, that all behind me,
I am very happy to have the perfect little tension square all made up
and I am now ready to make a start.
The other highlight of my week has been putting the Uggs away
and getting the Converse out
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