Look at my new crafty purchase! It’s a beautiful yarn bowl from the Flying Tiger. Not something I’ve been planning to buy, even though I’ve thought about it a couple of times because of my cats. They always hunt my yarn so I have to be extra careful not to drop it while knitting (and the ball of yarn tends to jump all over my desk or coach which gives them many opportunities to catch it), and they always shed, even if it’s much less now than in summer. We buy lint rollers in Ikea in crazy amounts and I keep vacuuming all the time, but I can’t eradicate the fur in 100%. And when I drop the ball of yarn to the floor, it inevitably collects some cat hair which end up knitted into my work and I hate it. So yes… that, combined with a good price (6 euro) convinced me to give it a try and buy a yarn bowl.
And you know what? Why haven’t I done that earlier?! It’s so convenient, keeps the yarn sitting neatly in one place, never getting lost, never catching any hair – a definite improvement!
I also wanted to share with those of you who crochet and might be looking for some inspiration a new CAL hosted by Pippin Poppycock – Havana blanket. The blanket (designed by Tinna Thorudottir) is just gorgeous. I’m super tempted to join, but I already have other things I’m working on and the blanket requires a lot of yarn, which I really can’t afford right now. But I’m definitely going to follow the posts and keep the pattern for some other time. It’s just too beautiful not to crochet it 🙂
I’m working on a few small and quick, stash-busting projects these days – new socks and some baby clothes for a charity auction – enjoying the first days with chilly mornings and the smell of autumn in the air. Work is also kind of relaxed, not very much to do – until the first week of October when I’ll have to participate in 3 days long video conference. Usually at time of the year I’d be going to Brussels for a kick-off meeting and training, but since this year we started earlier (in June) and with changed work schedule, the idea is that we will only discuss our projects online. I don’t think I’ve ever participated in a video conference that went completely smoothly, especially when so many people from nearly all the European countries have to be present at once, so I’m looking forward to this event 😉
And for now, I’d like to wish everyone another good week! Ciri, even though she’s busy hunting, is also sending her best wishes.