Our New Year and Christmas holidays are over. Hooray! I have to go to work tomorrow! To be honest, I am not a workaholic and do not «burn» in the service. I’m just trying to do my best, honestly. And always household chores are a priority for me, compared with business affairs. But this time, due to severe prolonged frosts that literally locked us at home, I really missed my work and colleagues.
We had great plans for the holidays: we were waiting for our eldest son and his family to visit, planned joint trips to the swan reserve, skiing … But forty-degree frosts ordered us to stay at home. By the way, have you seen how the frost below 40 degrees looks like? I suggest you take a look!
As a result, I spent almost all the holidays in the kitchen, cooking various goodies, and doing needlework.
My problem is that I like all kinds of needlework. I take care of everything, and everything seems to work out well. But I quickly lose interest and switch to something else. As a result, I can do a lot, but I can’t consider myself a master in anything, a pro…
In the first days of the new year, I decided to portray the symbol of the coming year — a bull. Imagine, this year no one gave a single bull!
Armed with a crochet, I found a master class on YouTube and here (scroll through the gallery):
This is how my creation looks from the front… And here is the front view… This is how my creation looks from the front…
Then, finally, I got my hands on an untied warm tunic. She was already rather tired of me, but I gathered my will into a fist and finished it. It turned out very light (only 300 g of yarn left) and a warm little thing. Raglan sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves. I don’t like long sleeves and keep them up all the time, so I decided to knit just that length. Yarn — Alize batik design, angora.
It turned out very light and warm thing. It turned out very light and warm thing.
But my favorite type of needlework in recent years is working with leather. Usually I make hairpins or brooches out of leather, which I then give away to friends and colleagues. Sometimes things turn out so-so, sometimes they are successful.
I rate my last works, they are in the photo below, as “so-so”. I have not touched the skin for more than a year, I have lost my knack, and the taste, it seems, has let us down. There are two pictures in the gallery, the second one shows the reverse side with the hairpin mechanism attached.
Hairpin with Caspian shells Hairpin with Caspian shells
And this is a “thistle” hairpin.
On the right in the picture you can see what thistle (aka burdock) looks like in nature. My thistle is a little different . But I’m an artist, I see it! The reverse side is also finished with leather. On the right in the picture you can see what thistle (aka burdock) looks like in nature. My thistle is a little different . But I’m an artist, I see it!
And here are my more successful, as it seems to me, work. Scroll through the gallery.
Hairpins made as a gift for friends and sisters. Photo of the author.
If time permits, I will definitely return to working with leather. I am very interested in this type of needlework.
How were your holidays? Did you manage to visit the fresh air, go somewhere, or, like us, were also forced to stay at home?