As you may have noticed I failed my September challenge for writing a blog every day for the month. Life got in the way and I was unable to post – which was a shame really as I had planned a few of the final posts at the end of the month [about my friends] and that they would round off the month quite nicely.
It is time to return to the books and knitting side of things. I may attempt NaBloPoMo again in November alongside NaNoWriMo, which I will be taking part in this year, but I will have to work it around other stuff, so I am thinking that I will have to aim for a couple of 5k days here and there, if not more, in order to achieve the word count.
Today’s post is more of a catch up post in regard to my knitting. I finally finished my super secret project, which was a Ravenclaw house scarf for my best friend, which should keep her nice and toasty warm as the cold, blustery Autumn comes into full force. And then Winter, of course.
I am really pleased with how this turned out, excluding the crest, but in some lights it looks the Ravenclaw crest in flight. I had been planning on making this for a long time, but other projects had taken over, so I am glad that I was finally able to find the time to make this. I also find that making things like this makes me feel closer to the fandom, something that I am sure that I have said before.
The other thing that I have made [in fact, I finished it just today] was another Minion, this time for my sister. These are fairly quick knits so I have been trying to make them in between other projects so that they don’t take up a huge chunk of time, and that I don’t get bored with the pattern or the repetitiveness of it. I have made three so far, and I think there are four more on my list of requests [which extends all the way to Australia!].
I am not very good at sewing on the mouth, as you can see…
So that’s the knitting up to date, my next project will be a hat, and I also have some hat elastic to secure the ribbing of another hat I made last year that I managed to pull to hard or something.
I bought some more yarn today as well, only a 400gm ball of Aran Tweed for a sock pattern from “Knit Now”, which looks to be both a quick knit, and also, the ball of yarn should cater for three pairs of socks. [With all the bills rising again this year, I think we ought to be wearing thicker socks lol].
I am currently reading “Morlock Night” which is considered one of the original books that inspired the Steampunk genre, so will write about that once that’s finished.
Take it easy folks,