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2018 Finish Along Q2

I feel like I'm dragging a bunch of these projects from one quarter to the next, and that they're never getting done.
That cardigan... I love the idea of it, but I'm terrified of sewing knit fabrics! That zip up tray pouch... do I even have the zip for it anymore?

I think I'll hang on to them for this quarter, but after that, I'll have a purge. I always have good intentions, but other, newer and shinier projects have a habit of getting in the way!

New stuff with deadlines at the top!

Recent posts

Finished Object: Mossy Astra Gloves

This is the last of my FALQ1 catch up blogs! I'm exhausted, so this is probably going to be a short one unless I start rambling!
These are Astra Mitts, pattern by Ambah O'Brien, part of the Astra set of hat (made over xmas), mitts and cowl (yet to be cast on) The yarn is DK in Towpath (green) and Cairn (grey) from RiverKnits, whose yarns are gorgeous.

Finished Object: Swoon Heidi in PINK

This is one of those hellish projects that has been sitting around for AGES for no reason other than procrastination. This is the small version of the Heidi clutch from Swoon patterns, and I have a bit of a love hate relationship with it. It's a great, fairly simple pattern, right up until you get to the top stitching around the zip.

Finished Object: The Fabulous Hitchhiker

It's another Finish Along quarter 1 finish! And it's a knitted thing that has been on my list to finish for fucking ever! It's a Hitchhiker :D Despite what some people I know might think, this is only the second one of these I've made. But it's a good pattern, and as someone addicted to pretty sock yarn but who hates wearing socks, pretty shawls like this are the way forwards!

Finished Object(s): Fold Up Sewing Folios

I have a desperate need for things to be FINISHED. It's a problem. My mental health is shite at the moment thanks to work, which means I'm exhausted by the time I get home, which means I have no time to make things. It's a cycle. The less I make the worse I feel, the more work gets to me.
I took a day yesterday, called in sick and knitted, finished a shawl. Felt better for it and picked up the next half finished thing.

I'm ignoring the pile of sewing that needs doing for a shop update.

On my FAL 2018 post, there is an entry for a Fold Up Sewing Folio by Aneela Hoey. It's got some gorgeous big floral fabric and some grey essex linen.
This is that project, but I decided I didn't like the essex linen and bought something else instead.

I adore this pattern. I really really do.

Finished Object: Triple Pouch

Good morning! The sun is shining and I know full well the weather is going to turn again this weekend, because it's England, but stuff it, I shall rejoice in the sun, however brief it is!

This is actually a Finish Along Finish! Bet you thought there wouldn't be any of those! (I wasn't sure...)

This is the Triple Pouch from Aneela Hoey's Stitched Sewing Organisers book. And it's terrifying! But it looks really cool.

SNCA Feathers

More stuff! This was a swap quilt, which I was obscenely proud of, and which went down well with its recipient!
If you're coming here from IG, you probably know about the #saturdaynightcraftalong, in which everyone gets together in the tag and posts what they're doing on a saturday evening, and cheerleads each other and drools over other people's projects. It's good, laid back crafty fun, and at the tail end of last year, the organisers of the tag set up a swap.