Sunday, February 1, 2009
It's shocking, I know, but January is over now and I never showed you the handmade-of-the-month I sent off to Jane.
This month I made bath bombs. Pale pink, heart-shaped and scented with lots and lots of grapefruit aromatherapy oil.
One got a little squished on it's way out of the mold, sorry about that Jane! I wrapped them in red cellophane and packed them in a ton of packing materials. I hope they stay in one piece (er, four pieces) on their flight.
Happy handmade for January!
And, I know I said I wasn't going to start any new projects until I finished off some of the old ones, but...
I found this fantastic pattern for a pair of mitts. Called Deep In The Forest, the pattern is available here. The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn - I'm using Alpaca Drops by Garnstudio. This yarn comes in some fantastic colours. I had enough in cream and oatmeal to make these mitts, so didn't bother going out to buy more yarn. I'm sure Nigel's happy to hear that!
I started the medium size, but my tension is a bit tight and I'm suspecting they might be just a little bit snug on me so they may end up being Elly's (the colours are more Elly too). That's alright though, I wouldn't mind making a second pair, maybe in pale grey and charcoal...or deep plum and ice blue...or loden and cream...hmmmmm