Recently Matt and I have been thinking about decluttering and minimising, it’s a bit “on-trend” at the moment with the recent Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. I actually listened to her audiobook about six months ago, which I mentioned back in my 20 Days of Refocusing post. We’ve also been watching a lot of YouTube videos on minimalism and similar topics. Because of this we are being a bit more thoughtful about the things we have, and I think that’s going to be translating across to my craft projects as well. So here are the things I’ve been working on over the last few weeks.
The Blurre Shawl is designed by Deanne Ramsey, @addydaedesigns, in fingering weight yarn. This pattern is the main thing which really got me excited about hand dyed fingering weight yarn. It’s absolutely beautiful to work with and this pattern captures that really well.
On the left is my first Blurre shawl, which I made in April 2018. On the right is my new Blurre shawl, made with mostly Wren and Ollie yarns: Tide Pool, Hold The Mustard, Orient Express, Bronze Age.
I realised, the reason I was calling it the Sockhead Slouch Hat, is because that is what it is called on Ravelry, but not in the pattern.
My main stash enhancement is my mini skein advent calendar from Hannah at Circus Tonic Handmade. Isn’t it gorgeous!? I love it!