I've been crocheting madly, the WIP above is a finished Scarfati from a Moogly pattern, and one of two hand/wrist warmers, and a bit of the second. The scarfati caught my attention, you can make it from very little chunky yarn, it is apparently Italian in origin, and you wear one (like a necklace maybe) or two, or even three together, either long, knotted or looped over twice. It doesn't take long to make and I am thinking presents! I need to get more chunky yarn now.
Here is a bit of my work desk, and on it is some Happy Post which arrived today, I won a £20 voucher from That's Crafty for entering the challenge on their challenge blog, very nice and thank you "Mr Random" and Laura at That's Crafty. I decided to buy a Brusho starter set, I wanted to try it because I keep seeing amazing things done with it - I just need to work it out now. I also bought a clouds mask and a Tando printer tray clock kit, had to put £3ish towards it, but postage was free over £20 so it was better to get it along with the order.
One of the reasons I didn't post in the past two weeks was that MIL had a mini stroke the day after the last WOYWW where I posted. I have posted something about that previously so won't bore you with details. She is home now and practically back to normal. Before it happened I had bought this yarn to make a cuffed shawl for her. She gets so cold and has problems turning on her fire sometimes despite having a huge knob fitted to it, and she has problems getting her arms into sleeves - so when I saw this pattern it seemed perfect. I made it with shorter "sleeves" because she is short, so I can't model it, so Aunt Sally (well all that is left of her) is doing that job. I managed to find a big button that was the right size and goes with the cream, not fancy but it will do. I might add a crocheted flower brooch to it, haven't decided yet.
They look lovely in the photos, on any size or body shape, and I was hoping to make myself one in a different colour mix yarn, maybe even the hooded version. It might come in handy when the weather gets really cold.
It is supposed to hang down in a point at the front and back, and you can see the cuffs here, no button in this photo. I found it was curling so blocked it - or rather over blocked it, but I don't think MIL will notice the flattened bits - and it still curls!