Alas, it's 2.30am and sleep alludes me. The dog is having a kip on my bed instead.
So I thought I'd have a cup of tea and do an update on my projects. I've finished all my dishcloths and washcloths. The dishcloths in particular are fabulous. They seem to have a scrubbing action that you don't get with the ones you buy (not the cheap ones, anyway). I did 5, which seemed the right amount. Now to see how long they last.
I've knitted one sock and started on the second. I just made ankle socks because I prefer them (and it saves on yarn!). The yarn comes with a 10 year guarantee and I've been very good at cutting my toenails lately.
I've hemmed a few wee cloths (but if I keep on drinking all this tea I'm gonna be needing an awful lot more!). I was wondering if I had any other material in the house to use for the cloths,instead of buying it. and then I thought about my kitchen towels. A while back I replaced the handtowels I use in the bathroom and relegated the old ones to the kitchen for hand drying. I had the idea that these would be more useful if I cut them in half to make smaller ones. Then I'd have more than I needed and the excess could be cut up for the wee cloths and face cleaning cloths. So I've spend a little time this week cutting and hemming them. A good reminder of my new 'frugal mantra' - "always have a good think about what you aleady have in the house before you go out and buy something new".
One good idea leads to another and I thought "I could do the same with my hand towels in the bathroom, put half of them away, and they'd last me longer"! Much easier to wash too. A future project.
This is one of a pair of legwarmers I've knit.
So, currently I'm prioritising knitting the socks and hemming the cloths. Small steps I suppose.