Mrs Raft has suggested that making soup is a great way to occupy oneself in the current doom and gloom. Since October I have found that crochet is a fairly nifty distraction and also helps the repetitive strain injury caused by gripping the computer mouse.
Progress has been made and I like making things to keep people warm. I leave the soup to Elby as he somehow makes it taste like more than the sum of it's parts. When I make it, it tastes like hot water with onions and vegetables floating in it.
This is the first thing I made. It is a machine washable cot blanket for Elby's first grandchild, due in March.
This came next, an alpaca beanie, sadly too small to fit anyone but me :-)
Then I made this for a friend's doll. No pattern, just trial and error, proving how simple it is.
I just finished this shawl this weekend. It is alpaca/merino/silk mix yarn and feels utterly lush. The wool was a bargain (only £12 for the four skeins it took to make). A Christmas present.
These are for a cushion, made in a lovely cotton yarn. Another pressie.
Now I go to sleep wondering about colour combinations and wool densities rather than fretting about the Euro Gendarmerie, or the national debt.