It’s three months (ish) since we went into lockdown and I have tried to get through the large bag of partly made projects I had hanging around back in March. Twenty items really is too many to have left so long, but I really am all about the knitting / crochet and not the stuffing and sewing.
Having finished the three lockdown lions a few weeks back, I have been steadily working through the other bags and boxes of pieces and my menagerie is growing once again. Most of the creatures are from kits I’ve had from either Let’s Knit or LGC Knitting and Crochet magazines, and are great for making something a little out of my comfort zone or for little gifts for friends and family. I have enjoyed making most of them. I do find that sometimes the instructions can be a little vague – sew legs to body, for instance – so I do make a point of studying as many pictures of the finished articles as possible before committing to the final positions of limbs and features.
So, what have I managed to finish over the last few weeks then?
From LGC Knitting and Crochet magazine, I have made,
Amy the Donkey (design by Hannah Cooper)
Easter Bunny (design by Nicola Valiji)
Safari bear (design by Sarah Louise Read)
and a knitted chick (design by Sachiyo Ishii)
From the Let’s Knit kits, I chose
Sparkle-dash the unicorn (design by Steffi Hochfellner)
And I finally finished an Aldi, So crafty kit of a hippo.
I hope you like them as much as I do.
There is still a way to go, but the pile is steadily reducing which means there is more space in the living room – I actually found my sewing machine this week, which had been buried under two bags of yarn. So there’s something else to do, hmmm, what to make next……..