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Quick projects

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Last days have been keeping me busy with work, so my crochet and knitting projects were easy and fast, not to distract me too much.

In practice, it means two more pair of socks, this time one pair for my Dad (his birthday is soon so I have an excuse to knit them for him) in black and white, and one pair for my Nephew, mostly in blue. Both are, again, knitted with Drops Fabel (have enough of it for 3 pairs more) and based on Ann Budd’s basic socks patterns. I can’t believe I actually consider knitting socks “easy”, but in case of this basic pattern it really is, once I understood how it works and what exactly needs to be done.

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I am a little worried because my Nephew has some severe allergies (dust mites included), so I am not sure if he should wear them, as they contain wool. I will consult it with his parents and if this isn’t something he can wear, then the socks still suit me or my Mum.

Another small and quick project is a rug for my cats made of old T-shirts, that I’ve been collecting for a few months. I crocheted it mainly for Ciri, who loves to sit by the window on more rainy and cold days, when she isn’t very active. She can spend hours just looking out.

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I wanted the rug to be shaped like a little basket, to make her feel secure in it. But clearly, I failed miserably and it’s just shapeless.

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But Ciri doesn’t mind and spends a lot of time on it, so it’s all well πŸ™‚ She can also use it as a scratch mat, as it’s really stiff. Even Stella sits there sometimes, although she prefers cardboard boxes and her cat tree.

Crocheting this rug made me feel sentimental and reminded me of my Grandmother, who used to make such rugs out of the pieces of fabrics – leftovers from her sewing projects, as she was a tailor. Hers looked much better though πŸ˜‰

 

4 thoughts on “Quick projects

  1. Looks like you’re becoming a sock-knitting expert! πŸ™‚ I love the look that self-striping yarn gives.
    Ciri looks really comfortable in her rug! πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha, an expert on one sock pattern πŸ˜‰ I’m actually knitting the 4th pair right now. And I love self-striping sock yarn too, so I keep using it shamelessly. Still have a few more skeins waiting to be knitted!
      Ciri is comfortable everywhere, it’s enough to place something on the floor – the less comfy it seems for us, the better. The best and most comfortable thing is a piece of paper πŸ˜‰ Which is good since she accepts as comfy even this shapeless blob that I’ve crocheted πŸ˜‰

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  2. Great admirer you have there in Ciri ❀ She looks so majestic in her new accessory, no matter what πŸ˜‰ Love your socks, especially the blue ones !

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    1. Ciri and Stella both are the best recipients of hand made gifts. No matter how it looks, as long as it’s fine to lay down on it, they’ll enjoy anything I make for them πŸ˜‰

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