Away from Home

I’ve been away from home all week for work. I didn’t quite realise what a homebody I was until this week…. and worse than that, all the crochet I bought with me was finished before the plane even landed! In this city, there seems to be no yarn stores – not even a Spotlight for desperate circumstances.

Home tomorrow, and have big crafting plans. I have a crochet doilie/mandala for my mother, nearly finished. It’s in white viscose 4ply, with a silver thread through it. She is really a rather modern mother, so I was looking for something that she wouldn’t accuse of being too “granny”. I will take a picture on the weekend. I hope she will like it.

So, since there’s been no crafting, I’ve had to make do with looking at old projects. This pincushion was from last year. I love this fabric – it seems to pop up in quite a number of projects. Did you know there is a whole flickr group devoted to pin cushions?

…and this is the first ever project I made from a Mollie Makes magazine – one of the earliest editions last year. I love Mollie Makes. I wish it was from my country though, so I could visit the stores and markets they mention. This brooch was made using scrap 8ply wool. I’ve since made some with cotton/acrylic and they do work better. The “fluffiness” so lovely with wool does not work so well with brooches.

Aren’t these pencils lovely? They’re not mine, sigh….. I took this photo through the shop window.

Home tomorrow. I have it on good authority that Moo misses me just as much as I miss her.

2 thoughts on “Away from Home

  1. I love your pincushion, wish I had space to collect them, but I need the space for my stash lol!
    I know what you mean about fluffy wool not being good for brooches, also floppy types of yarn are not so good. Hope you get to enjoy your crafting now you’re home X

    • Thankyou! I know what you mean about needing the space for your yarn stash…. mine seems to be taking over my whole sewing room (not that I’m complaining or anything)!

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