Hello all! I am on night shifts at the mo, but unfortunately with all this rain we have been having, there’s not been any crochet time! Hopefully tonight will be quieter!
Anyways, I have 2 WIP’s at the mo.
I swatched my Blooming Crocus top and restarted it and it is looking much better.
And do you remember last year, when I won best in show for my Crochet and Felt bouquet of flowers at Beckenham Park Place’s first ever Flower Show? Well it’s back again this year so of course I have to enter again. I have decided to make tulips this year. All the petals have been completed for my yellow tulips, so now to start on my purple Tulips.
I couldn’t find a pattern so I made one up! I may publish it once I have completed the project.
This WIP Wednesday I have 3 projects on the hooks.
I am almost finished my Cherry Pi shawl. I finished the actual crochet part on the train home from work earlier today. I just have to sew in the ends and block it. It’s gonna be real exciting blocking something so lacey.
I started the Blooming Crocus Top pattern by sweet potato crochet yesterday. But I have no photo as it’s sitting on the naughty step. I did the first 2 rows for the Large size, only to try it on and find that it is about 8 inches too big for me. So I am deciding what to do now. I guess I will go down to a M. Or perhaps go down a hook size. Or perhaps both. Who knows. I hate to do gauge swatches but I think I have no choice. When I measured my gauche I think I was a whole cluster shell stitch out!
And finally, I am working on one of my own patterns – in order to rewrite my old pattern I needed to make another to better understand why people were having a hard time understanding it. I hope to have it re-released by the end of the week.
Also whilst I am here, I just wanna share with you a new project bag which I received in the post today. If you don’t like rude things, look away now:
When I saw it it made me chuckle so I had to have it! It has pockets on the inside too. 2 big ones and 4 little ones. It is brilliant!
I bought it from the Knitting Goddess, who is also the person who dyed the yarn I am using for my Cherry Pi Shawl above.
It’s Wednesday again, so here I am to share my WIP. I have just one this week.
This is the Cherry Pi Shawl, a pattern from the Shawl Project book 1. This has been on my to do list for ages, so I am glad to be finally doing it. And this yarn, Blackened Rainbow Brit Silk Sock by The Knitting Goddess was the very first skein of hand dyed yarn I bought! So it’s about time it got it’s time in the sun too.
My goodness! I tried so hard to get this post in on Wednesday. I had all the right intentions but unfortunately due to some technical issues my photographs weren’t working properly so I couldn’t post them.
Anyways! I currently have 3 WIP’s.
First of all, I am finally finishing up my Donation for Octopus For A Preemie UK (for many reasons I haven’t been able to donate in a few months).
I am working on a Sailor Moon Jumper.
And I have just today started the Cherry Pi shawl, although it’s not far enough along to be worth photographing. I had to frog a few rows due to me being a numpty and not reading the instructions properly!
I am in the crochet zone at the mo so hopefully I can work to catch up to my goals for the year.
I have another Finished Object to share with you.
This is the Flower Child Beanie, by TL Yarn Craft. I discovered TL Yarn Crafts back when we were all having the discussion about racism within the Yarn community. Whilst I have never knowingly not taken notice of a person of colour in the yarn community, I realised just how undiverse my Instagram feed was, so I used it as an opportunity to improve the diversity of my newsfeed with more BAEM makers. And I am glad I did, because Toni’s work is gorgeous.
The yarn is the Kick Starter Exclusive yarn I received for backing Sealy MacWheely when she wanted to open a bricks and mortar store. With the addition of the black pom poms, the hat reminds me of all of the tacky neon and black striped wrist warmers I used to by myself in my teenage emo years. What a throwback.
The pattern was so easy to follow and so quick – I only started it on Saturday night, and was finished by Tuesday night.
It has been a lovely distraction from being sick. I have been wrapped up at home crocheting and drinking coffee and feeling sorry for myself.
I am really pleased with the photos I took too. This is my first attempt at shooting myself – normally my Fiance does the photography if I need to be in the pic.
And f course, mistress Maxine a oget volved hwen she saw had the camera out. She look really pleased with her self when she ‘caught’ her prey… She does love a good pompom.
Anyways. It’s also Wednesday, but I have no WIP’s. So I caked up some yarn to start a new project.
This is Blue Moon Fibre Arts ‘Plushy’ in colourway Dye Dreamer. I bought it back in October on my 26th birthday in San Francisco. It will become a Sailors Moon jumper. I really enjoyed making this jumper last time, and I picked this yarn out with this jumper in mind. I thought it would be really food crochet for whilst I am watching Eurovision since once the yoke is complete, it’s straight granny Stitch, which I can do without looking.
My goodness! Does anyone else find that bank holidays make you feel all confused about what day it is? I expect it doesn’t help much that I went straight into nights after the bank holiday. I haven’t got the foggiest what day it is! But I thought I best pop in to share with you my WIP.
I am now at the end of section 2 of the Fallen Blossoms Shawl CAL, by Ana D Crochet. It’s hard to see but there are lots of little holes. I expect blocking will open them up a bit more. Section 3 is the actual flowers, so that should be fun. I can’t wait to finish it and get it on the blocking mat. And as luck would have it, my new job also affords me long enough periods of inactivity on the night shift for a bit of night shift crochet. So that is a bonus!
Hello all! I am afraid this month has been super low in crochet. In fact, I only managed to complete 1 project this month. That was my Second Divine Beanie.
I have just found it impossible to crochet whilst have been studying. This course is taking over my life right now. I am doing well but the final exam is now less than 2 weeks away and the final Observation is 2 weeks tomorrow. So every spare minute I have had has been spent either getting in extra practice on the simulator or revising.
I am working on a few different projects though, so here are some of my WIP’s.
I didn’t manage to make a donation to OFAPUK this month, because as well as having limited time to crochet, I also got sick, so couldn’t make them if I wanted to. So I intend to donate double next month. This is how far I got before getting sick.
Earlier in the month I dug to the bottom of my stash and started a handbag. So far I only have the base. It’s kind of boring at the mo since it’s just singles but I will get there.
And finally I am working on a jumper. Last time I shared this with you it was the Avary Jumper. But since then Simply Crochet released issue 82 which has a lovely V Stitch jumper which I loved so the Avary got frogged and this is how far I have got so far.
It’s working up so quickly! And has such a lovely texture. Since it’s worked in blocks, I decided to work the sleeves at the same time as the body. Once I have done the second sleeve orange bit, I will change colours and make the next section of the body.
Again, apologies for not being around so much. But I promise you, once this course is over, I will be back to normal running hopefully with lots of crochet lovelies to share! Wish me luck for my Finals!
Goodness me! I haven’t managed to post a WIP Wednesday post in time since mid January! This course has me studying so much that I barely have time for blogging. But today, I have remembered! Yay.
I currently have 3 WIP’s.
I am working on a colour block jumper using WYS The Croft. This is my weekend project as it is too large to be a travel project.
I am working on some octos for Octopus for a Preemie UK.
And in the name of stash busting I have been working my way through some balls of drops Muskat I have lying about to make a bag. This is my travel project.
Hello everyone. I am very sorry for neglecting you all lately. I have been trying to find time to crochet but as you know, I am living in a hotel during the week righy now whilst I attend signalling school, and the lighting is so bad for WIP pics. Also I thought living in a hotel would give me plenty of time to crochet, buy I have spent almost all of my free time studying. So much studying. We had our first observations this week, which gladly, I can say I passed. Buy we have our first exam next week, so I fear I will have little time for crochet. I will try not to neglect my blog completely but it is very hard to find time to blog, so for the next 3 months I may only be posting on the weekend.
Anyways, whilst I am at home with my photographic equipment, I grabbed a few pictures of my current works in progress.
I am still working on my kindred spirit scarf. I am well into the decrease half of it so each row is getting quicker and easier. I hope to finish soon!
I am also making headway on my baby blanket. It’s growing nicely.
And finally, I made a start on my February donation to OFAPUK. Still trying to use up half balls of yarn, so I went with these two very springy colours. Like a daffodil, just in time for all the spring babies.
January is going fast isnt it? In the last week I have finished 2 WIP’s – The Pachimari and the OFAPUK Octos, which I will share with you later in the month once my co-ordinator has received them and sent me some feedback. I have also started and finished another project, which I will post about tomorrow. I currently have 2 WIP’s.
The first is the Kindred Spririts Scarf. (I have only added a few more rows so here isnt much to show you. I go off to Basingstoke to start Signalling School tonight, and will be taking this project with me so will at least get a couple of hours progress on the train.
And last night I started a chunky baby blanket, taking inspiration from the filet honeycomb section of my Hotel of Bees shawl.
What have you been working on this week?