Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday FOs - 05.02.2016

I have managed to finish a couple of items this week, and here they are.

A Pair of Slippers
There are some aspects of these that I would change but I expect that these will keep my feet warm when the weather turns cold in a few months.

Trauma Teddy #2 for 2016
After a bit of a slow start with these I am finally getting into the swing of making one per week. I'm sure that the lady that sews on the Salvation Army tags will be real pleased.

That's it from me for this week. Be sure to check the links in the sidebar to see what other people have made.

Richard.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 03.02.2016

Things are starting to return to something resembling normal with Friday morning crochet class resuming. I still haven't got back to my regular crafting habits but that is mainly because I'm still working on the things that have been ordered. I have worked on a few things this week and are the ones that are still WIPs.

Story Time Blanket
I didn't make a lot of progress on this one this week, but it is hard to work on your own projects while trying to help others start theirs, and we have more students to look after this year, which is a good thing.

Toddler's Jacket
I have almost finished this and will be ready to start on the other jacket (for a 1 yo) soon.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
Today Sue and I had appointments with the optomitrist so I took this with me so I had something to work on while Sue was being tested. I managed to finish getting around the corner and a couple of colour changes while I was waiting. It looks like I will get another chance to work on again next week as there was one test that Sue had that I need to have but we couldn't both have on the same day as we can't drive after.

That's all for today, be sure to check back on Friday to see what I have finished. In the meantime check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday FOs - 29.01.2016

I have finally managed to finish something, my first Trauma Teddy for 2016.

Trauma Teddy #1 for 2016
That's it from me for this week. Be sure to check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have made.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 27.01.2016

I have another week of progress to show off again today, and I even remembered to take the photos this afternoon so they are a better quality this week. Here are the projects that I have worked on this week.

Toddler's Jacket
I set this out to take the photo and realised that it was too long, so I will have to rip back a few rows.

Slippers
I found another ball of the grey (it had fallen on the floor) so I should have enough to finish now.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
Sue wasn't feeling too well on the weekend and didn't feel much better on Monday so made an appointment to see the doctor. This meant more time in a waiting room and more progress on this blanket. I have seen quite a few of these lately, they seem to be quite popular.

That's it from me for now. I'm back on making trauma teddies and should have the first of the year to show you on Friday so check back then. In the meantime, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people are working on.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 20.01.2016

I was sitting watching TV, wondering if I should pick up a project and get some more work done when Sue asked me if I had taken the photos today since it's Wednesday, and guess what, I hadn't, so I got out the sheet I use as background and took photos. These aren't the best quality photos as they were taken indoors under artifial light but here are the projects that I have worked on this week.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
An appointment with the podiatrist on Thursday meant some more time to spend on this and another couple of colour changes.

Slippers for Me
One slipper done and a good start made on the other. Unfortunately, I don't have enough of the grey to complete this so I will have to see if I can find some more, or at least a close equivalent.

Story Time Blanket
We had our orientation day at Mirambeena Community Centre on Monday so I thought I would take the opportunity to work on this one.

Toddler's Jacket
Now that I have the size right this is progressing well.

That's it from me for this week. I don't expect to finish anything this week (again) but I'm sure other people will have something to show so check the links in the sidebar to see for yourselves.

Richard.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 13.01.2016

This week, I have spent some time in a waiting room, worked on a slipper, frogged what I had done of the toddler's jacket and restarted it. Here is what those WIPs look like now.

Slipper fo Me
I'm still kinda experimenting with this, having started the instep, didn't like the way it looked, frogged it and tried again. There are still elements that I'm not entirely sure about but I will continue for now and see how it goes.

Toddler's Jacket (take 2)
When I checked my first effort against a jacket I had previously made I found that the neck was too big and the body was too small, so, after I frogged my first effort, I took some measurements of that jacket  and restarted. I'm now debating whether I need another increase row or not as the back now measures 10.5".

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I had enough time, while waiting for a chiro appointment, to make another colour change.

That's about it from me for this week, I don't expect to have anything finished again this week but I'm sure others will so feel free to check out the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 06.01.2016

I have been struggling to get my crochet mojo lately. I find that I'm easily distracted and finding other things to do. As a result, I haven't done much at all and only worked on two items, and here they are.

Toddler's Jacket
I probably should have made more progress on this but I guess any progress, no matter how little is still progress.

Slipper
One of the Ravelry groups I belong to is having an 'All About Me' CAL where we are supposed to make something for ourselves, but it needs to be something that we have never made before or use a technique that we have never used before. I have never made slippers before and I need a new pair so this is what I have chosen to do.

Slipper With Foot
And this is the slipper next to the foot that it needs to fit. I'm not sure if it is going to be big enough but there is a but of give in it. I will have to check it when I have done the instep.

That's it from me for this week. I don't expect to finish anything this week  but you are welcome to check other people's blogs. Just follow the links in the sidebar to see what they have been working on.

Richard.