Commuter knitting this week has been to start a new Baby Surprise Jacket, using the gradient yarn that I frogged from being a shawl. According to Ravelry I should have just enough yardage. I could start the new project because I finished the Fingerless Gloves and have been wearing them this week. As you can see, they are fairly respectable fraternal twins due to manipulating the colourway pattern.
I've also very slowly (because it's fiddly) assembled the inner zipped shell of the Vintage handbag and I've started to sew the daisies on. The green part is the outer lining, and will be covered up by the basketweave knitting eventually.
Today I did something I've been meaning to do for a while, which was to sit down in my knitting room and make a list of the ever-expanding pile of 'kits' awaiting attention, plus the WIPs (some of which never made it on to Ravelry). As well as nine quick kits for toys that came free with magazines, I have six works-in-progress, one partly-done scarf that I'm going to frog because the yarn doesn't suit the pattern at all, four more sweaters-worth of yarn + patterns, a Latvian mitten kit, a couple of shawl yarn + pattern kits, a sock yarn+pattern, slippers yarn+pattern, Fair Isle vest yarn+pattern, for a total of 25 items. And I'm not a very fast knitter. Hmmmm....
Luckily I have someone determined to help me - not. That's my elbow in the picture, I'm lying down knitting and Oreo decided that if she sat on the yarn then I would pay her some attention.
I've seamed around the three Table Mat sandwiches, trimmed the wadding and corners, and turned them through to the right side. Then I carefully pinned all around the edges so that I could edge stitch the border. That's when I realised that two of the three mats have the second braid inserted upside down. WHY DIDN'T YOU POINT THIS OUT????? I showed you all a picture of them on the design wall a few posts ago! I'm very disappointed in you... :) and me. Because it was far too late at that point to unpick everything and fix it. So I've decided it's a design feature. I'll have to give the one correct mat to my m-i-l because she is a quilter as well. The one I've made for me will probably annoy me every time I see it until I forget it was supposed to be the other way.
As it is October already, I jumped ahead to fixing up my 1:48 scale Halloween house so I can put it on display. I had some laser cut wood decorations to paint and add, and I had a kit for a decorated shelf. However, I found it quite a challenge to work on such small dishes when I am so out of practice and without good lighting nor good spectacles. I'm getting my prescription changed and should pick up my new bifocals next weekend.
I spent most of Tuesday waiting for things to be delivered so had to stay within earshot of the door. I decided to finally tackle making the earrings that I bought beads for last month. I only know how to make one style of earring and I'm not very good at it, so don't judge the varying size of my loops.