WIP Wednesday (13/03/19)

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.

Divine Hat the 2nd

Hello all!

I have another finished object for you.

It is the Divine Hat, by Sarah Arnold. You can find it here.

I used Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted.

The Stitch definition is simply gorgeous in this yarn!

I have made this hat before, using James C Brett Monsoon yarn. You can see it here. And as gorgeous as it was, I had committed it to the gift pile, so as this cold snap hit us I decided to make myself one. Ironically, I made this hat back in late July, just after I had an interview for the job I now am on a training course for. It’s funny to read blog posts from the past and see how my life was back then. Anyways, I digress.

Having now finished using up all my oddments of yarn for charity projects (I took a 5kg box of crocheted items and yarn to the post office at the weekend to send to Knit For Peace), I am going to make an effort to get through some of the patterns that I have bought the yarn for then never git around to starting. This yarn has been in my stash for 6 months bought specifically for this hat. Next on the hooks – a bag I think.

February Makes

Blimey! Every year, I seem to miss February ending. I am chugging along , thinking ‘I still have 5 or 6 days til March then bam, it’s March! Even though I have now experienced 27 February’s, it still comes as a shock to me when march arrives so early!

Anyways, it feels a bit daft doing a Rundown of my February makes, since I only really shared them all with you this last week, but for the sake of continuity, here is my February in crochet.

#Octopledge 2019 February Donations

This month for OFAPUK, I made a trio of Octos.

I think they are perfect for spring, like a little bunch of daffodils. Others in the Facebook group think they look like pineapples. One lady even thought they looked like carrots! To each their own I suppose!

I will update this post once I know how they went. I suspect they will be going to angels, as I struggled even moving down a hooksize to get an Octo with no holes.

More Stash Busting Hats

So yesterday I popped in to share with you some mittens I made, using up my stash by making assorted bits for charity with odds of yarn. Today I am sharing 3 hats I have made in the last week.

The first 2 are following the same pattern, which I completed at the weekend.

This is the Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch hat pattern by Michelle Ferguson. The top one is the remainder of my Sirdar Freya in a toddler size, and the second is in an adult size using Filande Nomade.

And the third, which I finished just this evening, is the Basic Newborn Hat by Hooked on Tilly. I used oddments of Sirdar Pure 4ply and Scheepjes Sunkissed.

I am really thrilled to be cracking through my stash and helping others at the same time. I am almost ready to fill my box to pop in the post to Knit For Peace.

Cosy Mittens

Hello all! I have another finished object to share with you which I completed at the weekend.

These are the Crossed Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Little Golden Nook.

Aren’t they just lovely? Even in a fuzzy yarn like Sitdar Freya, the pattern texture shows through.

I had planned to make these mittens part of my donation to Knit for peace, but it’s such a struggle to give them up. Having said that, with the crazy warm weather we have been getting recently I wouldn’t need them at all, so if I really wanted to I could nock out another pair when winter comes around again.