We're well over half way through September and despite a rather shaky start, my no knitting month is going well.
I've settled into a nice routine now and whilst I'm looking forward to resuming my knitting and crocheting next month, I'm getting plenty of other work done.
I've dipped into the frog pond and three out of the four cardigans and sweaters have been frogged, ready to be reincarnated into something new.
I've written up one of the two cardigan knitting patterns that have been on my conscience. I'll have to get on with the second one and then link them into this blog.
I've been working away on my family tree research and I've been writing up a report on one particular branch of the family to share with family members, which I should get finished this week.
I'm continuing with my embroidery squares and I've completed another two, which I'll share with you soon.
There are still some projects I haven't tackled yet. I'll be dressmaking this week and I'd really like to find time to try spinning with a drop spindle.
But best of all, I'm loving my English paper piecing patchwork. I've started work on a quilt.
I'm using hexies again - they are so pleasing to work with. There's no particular pattern, just a random assortment of fabrics. I think this gives it a wonderful homespun feel.
I'm learning through trial and error and I think I've got a nice little routine going, based on cutting, basting and joining.
The joining is definitely the best bit. It's great to see the fabric growing and transforming as each hexi is added.
I've bought myself a powerful LED table lamp so I'm finding it much easier to sew in the evenings.
What joy such simple pleasures can bring. I hope your day is also filled with joy and simple pleasures.