I finished my Babette blanket last week and after such a huge project, it is good to make something ‘in between’ … Although I am, as usual, working on several projects at the same time, so in between is not exactly the right terminology. It is only too bad that summer is really over now (at least here in Holland) and my job asks a lot of my time and (mental) energy again, so the progress in everything isn’t that exciting.
However, I finally put myself into making some new SIBOL-squares. And I was, of course, trying out new patterns. At the SIBOL archive-blog I’ll tell later this week which is which, some things must be kept a secret a little longer ;-) Over here just a glimpse … Ha ha, I saw Pertinitaco and I had the same inspiration, even the colours are alike, that is such a conincidence.
The squares will fly their way to Mrs. Twins later this week, when I have finally bought new stamps.
I do not stick to the challenges, I told Mrs. Twins before.
I do like the concept, but I know myself and that means it is hard for me to keep to this kind of deadlines. I liked the sea-challenge a lot, but it ended before I could even think about which square to make. And I like the kids-challenge a lot, but haven’t found the right pattern yet. I have noticed by the way that our daughters like everything I make, you do not need a real kids-pattern, I think it is for a big part in the right (bright) colours … So, actually it is not a great ecxuse, I know. But, the star flower square may be could very well find a spot in a kids blanket I guess …
But, I did something else for the kids challenge … I hope Mrs. Twins can appreciate it a bit.
I also made a little owl this week, by a pattern I bought at http://matawies-creas.blogspot.com/ (check it out). I like the pattern, but it just isn’t right for the plan I had in mind (and now I know again what is my problem with amigurumi's, I have to count all the time ...). So, although he is on the picture, the owl now has been confisquated by one of the girls. And so, kind of inspired by the owl, I made my own design, a kind of flat cat, it has a tail and pointy ears, but no, not a cat really. A little chick, no, neither, because of the tail and ears …
I have decided to call them ZOUZITA ... I made three zouzita's. I hope to be able to enclose all three zouzita's in the package for Mrs. Twins. I cannot guarantee that, because of my daughters who like them a lot. The package can end up with only two of them.
Anyway, I’d like to propose to Mrs. Twins that she finds nice squares on the childrens blankets to attach the zouzita's on. Is it a nice idea? I kind of thought so … So, that is my contribution to the childrens challenge.
Finally, more squares to come soon, I expect. I bought myself a few new nice books with square patterns. I already received one of them and expecting more. Of course I have to try out those squares. And hey, I just have the perfect goal for those squares, don't I?
And, finally in this blogpost, I’d like to make a proposal, it is up to Mrs. Twins to decide of course (hope you don't mind me doing this Sue ...) … I hardly dare to write it down, but I do it anyway (we can always erase this part of the posting later, ha ha) … I am just curious to see how everybodies reactions are.
The last month I am totally into hexagons, in different patterns and different sizes.
Since we have included a Jan Eaton squares-blanket, wouldn’t it be a nice idea to also make a hexagon blanket with a hexagon challenge?
So, now I am off to something else now. See you later at Flickr, SIBOL-archive or maybe even one of my blogs.