我的上一篇帖子是在8月份?好悲伤。不好的。一点也不好。并不是说我在过去的四个月里很懒惰，远远不是这样，而是我在发布关于我的狡猾活动的帖子时很懒惰。My bad. I’m going to do few catch-up posts to share what I’ve been up to craft-wise while I’ve been failing to blog, so this is part 1 ofñ，其中ñ很可能是4或5，因为我的一些项目确实值得自己的职位。
可爱的,不是吗?一旦我翻遍了奖金布料(有些人，老天保佑，也送了奖金模板!)，我就从自己的藏宝箱里剪出一堆乱七八糟的方块，“用完”我打印和裁剪出来的多余模板。I’ve got over 300 hexies finished now, and the number’s set to grow before I’m “done”. I have a sneaking suspicion that I could end up with a squares/templates arms race if I’m not careful. But it’s safe to say that I’ve really been bitten by the EPP bug now, as I’ll demonstrate soon with a project I am really proud of.
在a brief departure from quilting, I was seduced by a beautiful, untouched skein of a merino/silk blend yarn that I saw in a local charity shop for the comparatively bargain price of £3 (I looked up the yarn later online – it’s usually about three times that!). The colour scheme was blues and greens and the yarn itself felt lovely and luxurious. I do like yarn, but as a non-knitter I don’t often buy it because the nice stuff is usually expensive for an amateur like me to mangle. Most of my previous efforts with yarn have ended in tears and swearing. However, one skein seemed not too intimidating and I can use a crochet hook a bit, so I took it home with me and googled free crochet scarf patterns. Happily, I quickly stumbled across a pattern for yarn that broadly resembled mine in appearance and weight and was also pretty straightforward for a novice hooker, the扫帚花边围巾无穷。曾是一个无限大的围巾加分（对我戴着围巾的一大障碍是处理结束）和几乎只需要一针。我找到了一个合适的钩针，压木榫钉的长度短了入服务，我的“扫帚”，并设置为！
骚扰。Very sulk. “Sincere apologies” my bum. To make up for it, I did extra squares for her and while I was at it, I did extras for everyone else, too – after all, I already had the rotary cutter out and the scrap bin upended all over the floor!
圣诞节前不久，史蒂芬妮提出，我们做了几个小项目可能成为圣诞礼物的。一个是针板，另一个是一个圣诞主题织物花圈。I ended up being a bit after the fact with the pin board and making it at home (because I’d got in a mix-up over which session we were doing it in), but managed to be in sync for the wreath (which was awkward because it was the week that pretty much all of us forgot to bring along cutting mats and rotary cutters!). Digging through my stash, I realised that I had a surprising amount of Christmassy fat quarters, though I’d bought a few more just in case. I like Christmas fabric a lot (it’s usually so sparkly!), but I also find it a real challenge in terms of design because it’s SO Christmassy. Anyway.