I recently completed knitting and felting these slippers, from a pattern I found through ravelry. I love everything about them - comfortable, cosy and so quick and easy to knit. I think I'll be making another pair for my sister before Christmas.
|the ultimate cosy toes|
Our house can get a little draughty and chilly in the winter. We are adding insulation everywhere we can, but there comes a time during the autumn when the heating has to be switched back on. This year, we are planning to delay the inevitable central heating switch-on for as long as possible. Our secret weapon? Wearing more jumpers. Oh, and the occasional evening use of the gas fire in the front room. Mr Q loves the fire. The cats think that (after sardines) it is the very best thing in the world.
|dreaming of sardines|
When they are awake, the cats love to help with my crafting activities. Over the past few weeks, I've been working methodically through my stack of unfinished projects. Firstly, a good friend of mine has just had her first baby. Inspired by the stationery that she used for her wedding invitations, I am making a quilt that will look like a field of daisies. Here's Bonnie helping me arrange green squares to make a field.
|Bonnie helpfully rearranging squares|
Mr George likes to help too. He does less rearranging, more quality control. He signals his approval by lying on things. Here he is approving of my layout of rectangle blocks for a different quilt.
|Mr George approves|
And here, with the rectangle quilt top completed, and the green squares coming together nicely, Mr George indicates that these fabric creations are very comfortable indeed.
|All these quilts are for me? How kind.|
It feels good to be working through these unfinished projects. Hopefully, more to show you soon.