I Am Back

Hello All! I am so glad to say I Am BACK!

I finished my course on Monday, passing all of my exams (98%, 99% & 100%) and I smashed my final observation and so that is the first part of my Signalling Apprenticeship out of the way.

Now it is time for me to start signalling real trains full of people! But don’t worry, I will be under supervision by a qualified signaller until I am 100% competent. I am super excited!

But first, a week off. Living in a hotel miles away from home for 3 months, having no spare time, constantly studying and stressing, is exhausting. So I have taken a week off (as do most people who complete the course) to relax. So it’s time for some crochet!

I have 3 projects on the hook at the moment.

My Bryce Bag has seen no progress since I last shared it with you. It’s more of s TV crochet project and I haven’t really been able to watch TV a lot.

I have finally completed my first flattie from this ball of Ice Plaid. And have started an Octo.

And finally, I am making good headway on this jumper. It’s original name is Ombre Colour Block Jumper, but obviously this is not an ombre. So I think it will be called my NWR Jumper – since it is in Network Rail Company colours (completely unintended but quite the coincidence) and it was the project I was working on during my Network Rail Signalling Course.

Princess Max seems to approve.

March Makes

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!

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.

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.