Things that I made in March and April

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Depression got the better of me at the start of the month, and I didn’t do my usual I made it! monthly roundup for March.

Nevermind. Here’s two month’s worth of what I’ve been up to.

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I finished this jumper! Which I’ve yet to take a decent photograph of. The pattern I used was this Frank & Olive Oversized Chunky Box Jumper, but with smaller yarn and crochet hook so it wasn’t quite as oversized. It was a really simple pattern, which I think I will use again (properly).

A night in a hotel room on my own = one finished sock.

A night in a hotel room on my own = one finished sock.

After the success of my first pair of socks, I had a request from a colleague to make him some. He bought two balls of wool, and at first I really enjoyed the challenge of knitting with two colours since I’d not tried that before. Although having finished one sock, I am lacking motivation to get on with the other.

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Feeling uninspired by the socks meant that I stopped doing any craft for a little while. But I got back into the swing of things by starting a new crochet project, which I’m pretty inspired by.

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I saw this cardigan on the cover on Inside Crochet magazine a few months ago, bought the magazine for the pattern but have made myself finish some other things before starting it. It feels very exciting to be finally making it!

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I let myself buy new yarn for the job, which I don’t usually do, and it’s been a treat to work with something I’ve picked out specially rather than something I’m trying to use up.

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Also – I discovered how great adult colouring books are! After several years of being snobby about them (“Why do I need one when I can draw my own designs to colour in?”) they were the only thing I felt up to while I felt really low. Seriously, I’m not sure how I would have gotten through March without colouring – it’s a great low-pressure way to do something creative when you can barely get out of bed. In fact, I did one page while in bed.

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I took the book on holiday with my husband and in-laws and spend most post-ski afternoons sat on the balcony by myself colouring. I made me feel so calm.

2 thoughts on “Things that I made in March and April

  1. Ella-Grace

    Nice sock. Although I can’t get the hang of d.p.n.s (they get lost) and have to use circular needles (which are impossible to lose). I always struggle with the second sock too. It’s no fun any more once you know what one looks like!

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    1. Kate Post author

      Ooh, I don’t know how to make socks on circular needles – to you need a really small one? But it’s true, I am so often looking around the bottom on my bag for a small double pointed needle! No fun at all once you know how it’s done… xx

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