Mostly, I looked after toddler Button who is reaching new levels of excitement and energy. I also did some paid work.
After making my ruffle dress, I decided I wanted a matching yellow cardigan, and said as much on the knitting network Ravelry. Some kind soul (who I don't even know in real life) saw my comment and had the kindness to message me with a link to the perfect yarn she had searched out! People's generosity on this site amazes me. I bought the yarn she suggested (Sirdar Simply Recycled) in yellow for 59p/50g ball, which is an incredible price and cast on for Miette by Andi Satterlund. Fortunately her group "Untangling Knots" was running an outfit-along at the the same time, where you sew and knit a co-ordinating dress and cardigan, so I thought I'd enter. Sadly I missed the deadline by a matter of hours, but nevertheless I still have a matching dress and cardigan which I love. Behold:
|If I look manic in this photo it's because I was trying to make the toddler standing in the doorway laugh and therefore not toddle out of the house in his slippers.|
This manic knitting exercise took pretty much the entire last two weeks of July. Before that, I was drafting this dress which I have yet to test.
Since the cardigan, I had to crochet some DNA. This is for a WI competition (don't ask) and I'm afraid I've had a bad attitude about making it. At least it contains glittery yarn, even if the nucleotides look a bit like suppositories. The pattern is my own, but I'm not sure I can be bothered to publish it; I'm not feeling the love for this project.
Now I'm back to my sewing machine again, this time to make a gift for someone in the month of September. I can't say more than that until the gift is given, so you'll have to wait.