The end of school is upon us and, in addition to a raging case of poison ivy that Elizabeth contracted last week, we've been swamped. Between the award ceremonies, field days and other end of year activities, I managed to do a wee bit of crafting.
The soft, squishy Blue Sky Alpaca yarn in Seaweed from Purl Soho quickly became a gnome hat for Philip. This will be a present later in the year so Elizabeth is modeling for me. I used the Elfin Cap from Handknit Holidays again. I love the combo of thick yarn and cute pattern. I could churn these hats out all the time.
The next quick-y project that I worked on this week is a little shell-collecting bag for Elizabeth. We'll be heading off to the Outer Banks in about 10 days and she loves nothing more than collecting any unique shell she can find. She was thrilled with her new cotton bag with some leftover Crayon Boucle yarn from Knit Picks. I knit this sport weight yarn on size 10 needles so that it would be sort of like a mesh bag and hopefully not collect too much sand while keeping all the shells inside.
I finally finished a sock for myself that I really like. My first attempt at socks for myself didn't turn out so well, but the ribbed socks seem to work better for me. Now to find the inspiration to make another one!
Slowly, but surely, I've also been cutting lots and lots of squares of car fabric. Most of it so far is leftover from other projects, but some new fabric will join in the fun soon. More to come on this project another time.
Whew! What's keeping you busy this fine second week of June?