Bank Holiday Project Monday: ‘Reyna’ Knitted Shawl

What did you do this Bank Holiday?

This time last year, a Bank Holiday meant another day at work for a little bit more pay. Now I’m¬† working and studying, they are a welcome reprise in an otherwise busy life. I have been looking forward to this for several weeks, literally counting down the days until it came along – since I spent my Easter bank holidays travelling to and from my parents!

Taking full advantage of this rest day, I spent my morning deep cleaning my flat – something that has needed to be done for quite some time! I then took Roxy for a little walk and got some work done, before diving back into one of my craft projects that has been pushed to the side for a while.

I’ve been working on this shawl since before Christmas, hoping that it would be done for the cold winter – and obviously failed! The pattern is by Noora Laivola and I found it over on Ravelry. (If you’re not familiar with Ravelry but love knitting and/or crochet, you need to check it out!) I’m using some gorgeous yarn from Sirdar (Sylvan, Broadleaf Colourway)¬†that I fell in love with when I saw it. However, I¬†failed to¬†take into account the texture of this yarn’s impact on the outcome. As the yarn varies in width, some holes have come out bigger than others, and it’s looking a bit weird. I really love the colours though,¬†so I’m willing to overlook the problems with it. It’s definitely taught me a lesson to remember in the future though.

How about you? How did you spend your bank holiday? Or for those across the seas, what would you do if you had a day off work right now? Join the conversation below!

Wishlist Wednesday: Enamel Cat Introvert Pin

I am a massive introvert. It is no secret. I will actively avoid any situation that requires too many other people, instead hiding under my duvet until everyone else leaves. But that always creates awkwardness between myself with others. So, imagine my delight when I was browsing Etsy and stumbled across this? I have never fallen in love as quickly as I did when I found this pin by DiglotEtc.

Three pin badges, in pink, blue or white, all saying 'I would rather be at home with my cat'

This has just the right amount of cuteness and sassiness for the perfect accessory.¬†It¬†also¬†makes my thoughts clear¬†to others straight¬†away. No matter¬†how much fun I’m¬†having, I’m always going to prefer¬†being at home with my cat.¬†This is¬†going right to the top of my wishlist, so I can wear my introvert, cat loving status with pride.

How about you guys? Is there anything you’ve added to your wishlist this week? Comment below!