Maker Monday

I’m taking a break from my day-job with a couple of days of annual leave.

So. Great.


I’m cooking and stamping and stitching and loving the peace and warm, quiet workdays at home.

On my needles

Making a start on my first ever socks thanks to Stray Cat Sock Kit (lollypop colourway).

Being someone who likes to start things means I need to keep my focus on finishing things. So the knitting basket has the crochet granny squares (64 of 240 completed) and Frances the sock wearing Fox (three paws and two socks to go) underway, and I couldn’t help but cast on for the Stray Cats Sock Kit socks in the Lollypop colourway.

I have the knitting technique of the nine year old girl who learned to knit and refused to listen to her wise Nana who *knew* taking the easy way out of holding the needles and yarn at the time would lead to this. This? yes, the uneven tension of the finished product plus: slow knitting - everything I knit takes ages. I’m ribbing the top of the Stray Cat sock (as you can see in the top photo) so have determined to retrain my muscles to hold the yarn and needles like a knitter rather than a rower once I’m on the stocking stitch which is only a few rows away now. 

The measure of success will be that the second sock will look visibly better than sock number one.

Homemade home

After the longest time of wanting to make signs for the bunny hutches. I reclaimed some driftwood from the beach to paint and stamp to finally be able to refer the rabbit houses with proper names. Up to now it’s been “you know the hutch in the middle” or “the one under the tree” etc. Now I can say “Charlie and the Girls’ hutch” or “Richie’s” or, well, Summer’s has always been Summer’s, but soon she’ll have a sign.

After I seal these, I’ll drill holes, add twine and hang them in each of the three hutches, and one for the gate. 

I worry about electricity meter readers and neighbourhood kids not shutting the garden gate properly - not that kids’d read the sign - but maybe their parents will. Or at least I tried, you know? I don’t really worry about the bunnies getting *out*, I worry more about dogs getting *in*. Oh man, that would be *so* bad.

Stamped signs for the rabbit hutches and garden gate.


I think they’ll look great especially once the hutches are repainted when the weather is better.

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