Goody a hoodie and somewhere new to sit down

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Just showing and telling today. I am so happy to have finished this latest project. I’d almost forgotten how much extra knitting there is when you are making a hood, it felt like it went on forever! Then, there’s the button band. I have to say I love the result (complete with 5 perfect buttons sent down to me by a good friend, Tintin, love to mention you here if you are reading this!) but I was glad to be done with this one. It’s a gift for a new baby to be in the family in August – for once I am ahead of the game and am finished on time, even early! I can’t believe there’ll be two new babies this year.

I’m not certain I ‘showed and told’ about what I did with the rest of the fabric I rediscovered and made a peg bag with either. This was two weeks ago. I recovered 5 dining chair seat pads (two in this pic) and then with another complimentary fabric made another pad to complete the dining room set of chairs. I had been putting up with horrible old and stained seat cushions for years! It’s only in lockdown I actually got on with this job!

I am not sure if my mind is just going into overdrive during lockdown or it’s just I can’t settle to one thing days. I seem to be more prolific, churning out things I’ve made, but sporadically – if that makes sense. I work hard on one or two things for a few days then sit and vegetate and watch rubbish tv for a few days. Bizarre times! I am discovering half finished projects, some make it to the ‘to be finished’ pile, others are resigned to the ‘not sure’ pile and some even make it to the ‘ripped back or thrown out’ pile. I am talking knitting, sewing and crochet here. On Thursday I found another bag with two half knitted girls’ cardigans. These were only from last autumn. They’ve been ripped back and will turn into something different. When I looked at them I know why I’d stopped – just didn’t like the colour combo nor the drape of the yarn. Why do I give up so often?

Anyway, hopefully more newly created items over the next few weeks. Please come back and take a peek.

8 thoughts on “Goody a hoodie and somewhere new to sit down

    quiteayarnblog said:
    May 18, 2020 at 6:44 am

    That is a super cute hoodie! And the chair pads are nice too – love the fabric 🙂 Good for you getting through your WIPs! This is a great time for getting that done for sure.

    ReginaMary said:
    May 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I love the hoodie! I would happily sit in those chairs for a bit of tea!

      tinaor responded:
      May 19, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Thank you. And you’d be most welcome!

    Olivia said:
    May 19, 2020 at 11:34 am

    What an adorable hoodie!

      tinaor responded:
      May 19, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      Thank you.

    handmadeknits said:
    May 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    You are definitely not alone when it comes the sporadic work/veggie combo… Or the embarrassing amount of unfinished projects which were stopped for one reason or another… Lock down effect occurring 🤣🤣🤣

    Judi Castille said:
    May 28, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Great chance to complete everything. Love your chairs. Could I suggest painting one duck egg blue and the other red?

      tinaor responded:
      May 29, 2020 at 9:31 am

      That would be pretty

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