I'm still in a mind to reduce the various materials I have 'acquired' over the years, and have managed to make a few small things to keep in the cupboard as gifts for whenever. The little cardigan above was done with the remaining few balls of white baby wool I bought from Pick-Up Stitches earlier in the year.
This close-up should show the little cables that are worked into the pattern. I had never done this before, and really like the look, and will be trying more patterns like this in the future. I feel the little rectangular MOP buttons look quite alright for this. The pattern was one I found and purchased via Ravelry. The designer has a website too:- http://www.creativecrochet.co.uk/
Of course, I am still working on the 10+ kilos of yarn sent to me by my sister. Another knee rug is in progress, but some of the yarns are quite thick. I decided to make a few coathangers with some of these bulkier yarns. I am always in need of these myself, so they've gone into use already. They are nothing special, but feel really quite soft. One is done in crochet, the other knitted.
And, continuing along the ever present baby theme I seem to have going at the moment, this fabric has become a double sided summer wrap. Easy, peasy, two lengths right sides out, bind with the last little bit of fabric. I've been carting this length around with me for years and years. When I had babies, I always carried these with me. You never know when you need to put your baby down 'somewhere', and that 'somewhere' might be a surface that is a little bit suss in my opinion. Not that I'm any sort of clean freak I have to say, but at least the wrap gives you some peace of mind. I have to add that my babies hardly ever had illness of any kind.
I am still quite busy with the watering duties, but as I type, I can hear a slight drizzle, and can smell that wonderful smell of rain on dry earth!! We have been told to expect some rain this week, so bring it on I say.