Have you been working on any craft projects during the quarantine? I’ve struggled to complete my sock project because it requires concentration and I’m constantly interrupted. I miss going to the Crafty Collective! At any rate, I’m nearly finished with the second sock. More about that next time.
Monday May 18th some restrictions were lifted in Ireland so there are a few more shops open. No kids are allowed inside though. Some of the shops, cafes and restaurants are open (for takeout) during limited hours and only on certain days of the week. Still, it’s a move in the right direction. Yesterday I purchased a kit from my local yarn store over the phone. It was so kind of the shop owner to deliver it to my house on her way home since I was stuck at home with a napping preschooler.
It really cheered me up opening the package and fingering the 7 balls of colorful, soft wool. I immediately started working on the Adriafil Zebrino shlanket (a combination of a shawl and blanket). It’s knit on a 6.5mm, 80cm circular needle. It’s super easy, mindless knitting which is perfect for me at the moment. It’s really satisfying to see how quickly I’m progressing with it. I find it relaxing to work on while I chat with my teenage daughter or watch TV with her.
I can’t remember the last time I made something for myself. I’m looking forward to wrapping myself up in this shlanket on chilly evenings. It’s pretty and will be so cozy! Let’s face it- Ireland is cold (to me) even in the summer! When other people go swimming in the sea, you’ll find me watching while wrapped up on the beach with a hot flask of tea. I’m more suited to the climate in Thailand, but somehow luck landed me here.
If you would like to knit your own shlanket, you’ll find the free pattern here. The skill level is for an absolute beginner. Enjoy ♥