Do you stick go one project at a time or do you work on loads of projects at once. Do you craft for the process or the finished object. I never thought I had a preference. That was until now.
I have recently been working on a few long winded projects. A shirt, a shawl consisting of 24 mini skeins, and some squares for a blanket that I am not enjoying (the squares not the blanket). And I have felt really bored. Not because I am not enjoying the crochet but because I feel like I am miles away from finishing anything. That’s when I realised I am probably a finished product crafter – I like to feel like I am productive, so finishing things really makes me happy.
So with that in mind, out came some Aran yarn and a quick project to satisfy my itch to finish something quickly.
This is the Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl by Alexandra Richards, I used the leftover Blue Moon Fibre Arts Plushy yarn from my cropped granny jumper.
I love the way you can tuck it into your jacket – sometimes scarfs can be really bulky but this eliminated the bulk whilst keeping your neck warm.
I did it! I am so excited to say I made it into my favourite magazine, Simply Crochet! And not only did my photo get published in the mag! I actually won this month’s ‘show us yours’ prize.
This was my prize! A book of Knit and Crochet Motifs and some yarn – Rico Itoiro, Stylecraft Money and Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush. There was also a copy of Immediate Media’s other crochet mag, Love Crochet, included.
It’s WIP Wednesday and I have the same 3 projects on my hooks as last week.
I have reached the lace section of my Lucinda Shawl
I will be using all of the advent yarn I got last Christmas to make the lace.
I have added a few more rows to part 9 of my Hook n Learn CAL blanket by Simply Crochet Magazine
And I am still working on the Sleeveless top from issue 70 of Simply Crochet Magazine – it is my home project though and being on nights I don’t have a lot of time to crochet at home so there is no progress to share.
In my family, July is the month of birthdays! There are so many! So this year, I decided to make some cards that use crochet as a focal point for the two other yarnies in my family. My Aunt Jo (who taught me to crochet) and My Mum (who caught the bug for knitting around 6 years ago).
I thought this would be a fantastic way to use up scraps – I had just finished making the Nepal Beanie (you can read about it here) and still had a little yarn left. It was so beautiful but there wasn’t much of it, but enough that it seemed a waste. So I decided to turn it into 2 appliques that I could use for greeting cards. Aren’t they cute? Perfect quick projects for the yarnies in my life. For the star I used this pattern. For the heart I used this pattern.
Hello all! Happy Wednesday! I have 3 projects on the hooks today!
I started my Lucinda Shawl
I moved on to part 9 of the Simply Crochet Hook n Learn Cal. It is Apache tears, which is new to me. I had to Jimmy it a little though as the original design required you to fasten off each row and join again for the next. That would have meant 108 ends to sew in… Yeah, I am not mad so I am trying to make it work by only fastening off to change colour.
And finally I have made a few more inches progress on my sleeveless top from issue 70 of Simply Crochet Magazine.
I hope you are all having a wonderful WIP Wednesday.
Do you ever start a project then completely forget about it. I must say this is pretty rare for me, as generally speaking I tent to start a project then just keep going til it’s finished. But The Hook ‘n’ Learn blanket (Simply Crochet’s most recent CAL) had been languishin in a box for too long now. So I decided it was time to get back on it.
So out came the yarn and the bag of already completed squares so I could work out where I was at. I had already done 6 parts of the 13 park CAL. So what was part 7. Eurgh… Catherine Wheel Stitch. Suddenly I remembered why this ended up being forgotten. Back when I was following the CAL I saw so many people complain about how difficult it was. And quite frankly I think it’s and ugly Stitch, so it got put off. But if I am ever to complete the blanket I need to get on and do it!
Here they are. I am still not in love with the Stitch – looks almost clown like to me – but it wasn’t as hard as all that – it was actually quite easy! I don’t know what all of the fuss was about. Now onto the next block. Puff Stitch. Hopefully with a bit of luck, I will fly through the rest of the blocks!
Don’t you just love I it when a project turns out even better than you had imagined it would?
I have always been a little skeptacle about speckled yarns and a crocheter. I felt like the speckled would get lost in the stitches. But when I saw this yarn (Hardcore DK by Dye Candy in Colourway Doll Parts) I just had to have it. And I am pleased to report it has proven me wrong.
And can we talk about this pattern? I have had it in my que for ages but kept putting it off, and I have no idea why! This pattern is so simple and just look at the texture the stitches give!
Seriously, if you are looking for a quick project with lots of texture but minimal concentration then this is definitely for you. You can find the pattern here. I can’t wait for the cooler weather to roll round so I can start wearing it!
Hi everyone! I am just popping in to share with you the good news that I have now written and uploaded the pattern for my tulips!
Check out my Ravelry Designer Page here to get the pattern, and please share your photos if you have a go!
Also as a side note, I apologise if any of you tried to download the Rugged Boho Waistcoat recently. It appears I uploaded the wrong pdf! Doh! Anyways, I have now corrected it so you should be able to download it now. Enjoy!
Hello all! It’s Wednesday again, and so here I am to share my WIP’s.
Having asked last week what project I should start next, I actually didn’t choose any of them! I was stood looking at my yarn collection and decided I should probably get on with a blanket CAL that has been languishing for a while in my cupboard. I got to part six then kind of forgot about it… So this is part 7.
I then got itchy fingers – so I started on the hat I was deliberating over last week. Isn’t the speckled yarn gorgeous?
And then I couldn’t stop thinking about the tee I mentioned last week, so I started that too!
And who knows, by the end of the week I may have started the Dino. I just want to make everything all at once!