I've got into the habit of posting a lot of things I'm making on Instagram. It's so easy for sharing 'in progress' pictures and informal snapshots that don't seem good enough for the blog. Or for posting pictures of another garment that there's not much to say about because it's a pattern I've made before.
To redress the balance a little (because I still love blogging!) here are 3 projects made recently - 2 of which I've put on Instagram but individually they didn't seem to merit a blog post. Each was a quick make in its own way, but no less satisfying or significant for that.
My lovely friend bought me some wool for my birthday in March - 100g of Studio Donegal Aran in this lovely red with multi-coloured flecks. Looking for a hat with cables, I found the Allen Hat Pattern on Ravelry, a free pattern with lovely cable details. It was quick and easy to knit and I added a pom pom. Delighted with the result and it's lovely and soft and cosy.
I've been keen to get some plant hangers so I can hang plants in the porch of my house. When Coco Wawa Crafts posted a picture on Instagram of some colourful hangers made using the tutorial on her blog, I knew I had to buy some of the jersey yarn to have a go. It comes in a great range of colours and apart from the yarn, all that is needed is a metal ring for hanging. I had a couple of spare metal curtain rings that I used and making the hanger just involved measuring lengths of the yarn and knotting it. It's so easy to do!
Here are some pictures of the hangers in situ:
I've got a lot of the yarn left over, so thing I may try crocheting with it.
After making the pinafore dress I posted recently, I have been working on a Halloween costume for Miss Kestrel, a scrap quilt and some other projects to use up fabric I already have. How sensible!