WIP Wednesday (14/08/19)

Were half way through August already! Mad isn’t it! Where do the weeks go!

I have 2 projects on my hooks this WIP Wednesday.

1. The Doris Shawl by Kat Goldin using Truly Hooked Standard Sock.

2. My first Trauma Teddy for the Yarndale 2019 Creative Community Project.

I only have to pop the arms on the teddy and then sew him up and stuff him, and I will get back to monogamously working on the shawl. Yes I know I said it before but I have no choice now. I only have 12 more days to finish it!

WIP Wednesday (07/08/19)

This WIP Wednesday, I have 2 projects on the hooks!

I am on the final leg of my Lucinda Shawl, by Annelies Baes using my Truly Unbeleiva-Dying Advent Calendar 2018 mini skeins. All of the mini skeins are now used up, so it’s just the last panel of Double Crochet to go! But now this project is quite large (290g and longer than me) it is too unwieldy for travel, so I started a new project which I could carry in my bag.

Today I started on a Doris Shawl by Kat Goldin, using Truly Hooked Standard Sock in Delirium and Alter Ego. It’s a peculiar shape right now and the edges are getting a bit wobbly, but I shall have faith. I have noticed Kat Goldin shawls can sometimes be a little odd whilst working on them, but blocking sorts it all out.

What are you working on?

WIP Wednesday (31/07/19)

It’s the last day of July! Crazy how quick the year is passing. And it’s Wednesday, so it’s time for the weekly update on WIP’s.

I have just 1 this week. I am afraid I am going to have to be a bit monogamous this month as I have to get three gifts finished by the end of August. My WIP this week is the first.

This is my Lucinda Shawl. I am over half way now, having used miniskein 13 of 24. These are my next 3. The rainbow of colours is getting more and more vibrant! I have been really good and have been sewing in my ends every couple of mini skeins. In my normal way of working I would have waited until the end and then whinged about the 52 ends that needed sewing in. I feel like I have grown a little! Maybe there hope yet!

And the observant among you will notice the sleeveless tee is no longer in my WIP’s. I finished it last night! I will share it with you just as soon as I can get out and take some photos!

What are you working on this week?

WIP Wednesday (24/07/19)

I have just 2 projects on the hooks at the moment.

I am working on my Sleeveless tee – I am almost finished. With the back panel, so it’s almost 50% there.

And I have added a number of colours and rows to my Lucinda Shawl.

What are you working on this week?

WIP Wednesday (17/07/19)

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.

WIP Wednesday (10/07/19)

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.

WIP Wednesday (03/07/19)

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!

WIP Wednesday (26/06/19)

Hello all! As a rare occurrence I only have 1 WIP this week.

I have been focused mostly on finishing my vase of crocheted flowers for entry into Beckenham Place Flower Show which is on Sunday, as well as getting my June donation for OFAPUK finished and posted, so I haven’t really spent much time on my Blooming Crocus. However I did complete a few more rows today during my break and on the train home from work. I think I am only a row or two away from splitting for the sleeves. I think it would be really cool to wear this to the flower show, since it is inspired by Crocus flowers, so this will be my sole project until it’s done.

(Yes, this is the same picture from last week since it hasn’t had any interesting developments)

Then is the tricky decision on what to start next. I have three projects in mind. The decision is between a hat, another top and a Cuddly Dragon, which I have been commissioned to make for a friend’s baby. Do I do them one by one or should I just start them all?

WIP Wednesday (12/06/19)

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.

What WIP have you been working on recently?

WIP Wednesday (05/06/19)

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.