Who's that handsome, wild looking, young man? It's my boy Felix!
Felix arrived home last week after nearly a year away travelling the world and growing his hair.
It's so lovely to have him back safe and sound.
So, as you can imagine, my family life has rather taken over at the moment (which is, of course, totally ok and right). But it does mean I am not crafting at my usual hectic pace.
Instead I have been knitting like crazy to get that jumper finished for Felix before summer arrives! Look at all that knitting! I only have a tiny bit of a sleeve and the collar to do (as well as the making up of course).
I have been working on the woman's hair. As she is a woman from 8500 BC I thought her hair would probably be quite tangled and matted (no products available then!). So I tackled this by couching 2 threads (of dark brown) at a time until the whole hair area was covered. I then couched a single strand of dark grey or chestnut brown over the top, and completed the look with large cross stitches and bullion knots.
here. Also they now have a facebook page which has about 200 photos of all the panels in progress - really worth a look!
I know I should be making African Flowers to finish my blanket (one of my items in the QAL), but instead I am making them for a new project *blushes*.
I have chosen a limited palette (for me!) of 11 shades of gorgeous Rooster Almerino DK to work on something I hope to show you soon.
This incredible crocheted lampshade was made by Amanda of Amanda Makes blog. She bought all the Rooster wool from our website along with some of our sale fabric (which she also used for a lampshade - see her blog).
One more thing - you still have a few hours left to enter my Notting Hill Giveaway!