Busy weekend

It’s lovely to have a quiet weekend when you can get things done, and don’t have to rush around anywhere. They’re few and far between for me, so I like to make the most of them.

First off, I made some little boots for H from a Sublime pattern in Knitting magazine, using some lovely soft cotton mix Sirdar Calico. They are baby Ugg style boots with a thick lined cuff, to keep little feet cosy. I made them in size 1-2 years, so will add a sole to stop her slipping on the floor as she’ll be walking by the time she wears them.

Next, I continued working through my stash by using up some scraps of Sirdar Snowflake Chunky. I made these slippers for my mum, adding a little snowflake embroidery on the fronts, and contrasting buttons.

Finally, I went through my collection of sweaters and scarves to felt. I threw the whole lot in the washing machine on a 60 degree cycle, and these are the results.

They will be become bags and accessories in my Folksy shop very soon! I also salvaged these beautiful clasps off a vintage Fair Isle cardigan, which I plan to reuse on one of my current knitting projects.

A very productive weekend I think – off to watch Dancing on Ice and do some knitting now!