I was talking to a friend the other day and saying that I am having trouble finding projects for my blog at the moment! It’s not that I’m not working on things – I am. And it’s not that I’m not finishing things – I am. The trouble is that I am busily working on my entries for the Gawler show, and don’t want to post completed photos until judging has been completed. However, the show is in just two weeks time, and lots of other exciting things are happening yarn wise for me soon, so there will be plenty of content for my blog soon.
In the meantime, I am still working busily on things. I started a few weeks ago a 5 day cal through Sewrella (http://www.sewrella.com/2017/07/5-day-mystery-cal-materials-list.html). As you are aware, I have done a number of cals over the last few years. Some are completed, some are finished and waiting for construction and some are still not finished. I liked the idea of a quick, 5 day cal – seemed quite manageable. I also love a good mystery cal (although find it so frustrating to not know what colours to choose!). After the first couple of days, I knew we were making a bunting. And this is where I get proud of myself. I am not really a bunting kind of person. I occasionally use it as a party decoration, but my house is not bedecked in it. So, after finding out that I was definitely making bunting, I was tempted to stop the project. But, I knew it was only a commitment of a couple of days to complete the project, so I stuck at it. I love the design and the little roses in the centres and am quite happy with the finished product (even if I don’t know what to do with it! My youngest daughter did just wander in the lounge room where is was hung to take the photos and say “Mum, I really like what you’ve done in here with this”, so maybe it can stay for a little while!). I especially love the big, fat, tassels!
It was exciting also in that it called for Worsted Weight yarn. Any Australians will know that that equates to about a 10ply here and that it is almost impossible to get your hands on 10ply yarn in Australia (8 or 12py are the usual options). I had a friend who had recently been on a trip to Canada, and I asked her to pick up some Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I hear about it all over the internet, but it is not something I can easily get my hands on here. She managed to squeeze a few balls into her case for me, and it was with great excitement that I was able to use them on this project (the green and the purple)!
So, this is my first foray into the world of bunting. It is a quick, easy project to do, and I love the fact that the 5 days included total completion. It really still needs blocking, but I’ll leave it to hang a few days and see how it goes!