Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday FOs - 20.07.2018

I forgot to post my finished objects again last week so you get two week's worth of finished objects this week. Here they are, in the order that they were finished.

Octopus #6
Another octopus ready for service.

Comfort Bear #28 for 2018
Another Comfort Bear read for service.

Comfort Bear #29 for 2018
And yet another bear finished and ready for service.

A Red Sheep
Another in the series of sheep featured in the book "Where is the Green Sheep". This one has already been sold to on of the community centres in which I teach.

Octopus #7
And here is this week's octopus.

Chihuahua Coat
Chihuahua Coat modeled by a bear
The Chihuahua Coat is now finished. The bear was the only thing I could find that came close to the same size as the dog that this coat is supposed to fit. While the bear is a bit shorted and a bit more rotund than the dog the coat has been made for he is quite squeezable and posable so I figured he would be a good substitute. I will try and get a photo of the dog wearing the coat provided that the dog's owner is amenable.

That's it from me for this week. Hopefully I will remember to post next Friday. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 11.07.2018

I managed to get some photos of some items that I have worked on this week, and here they are.

Sunhat and Bootees
The bootees are made, just need the loose ends sewn in and ribbons threaded through, amd the sunhat has been started.

Knitted Short Rows Scarf
After doing one of these in Tunisian Crochet I thought I might try a knitted version. I don't know how long this ine is going to take me as I will be doing whenever I can kinda fit it in, at least until I finish some other items.

Chihuahua Coat
I'm not entirely sure that this design is going to work, I'm just kinda winging it. I don't even have something I can try it on to see if it is going to work.

That's it from me for now. I don't actually have anything finished at the moment but I hope to finish a couple of items tomorrow. I will have to see how I go.

Unitl next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday FOs - 06.07.2018

I almost forgast to post my finished objects for this week. Here they are, in the order they were finished in.

Green Sheep #3
Having given away two of these already I thought I should have one for the shop. Expect this one to be for sale shortly.

A Blue Octopus
This is my fifth octopus, one of which has already been given away. When I have a bag full of these I intend to take them over to Wodonga Hospital's maternity ward to be given to preemie babies.

A Blue Sheep
The plan was to make a rainbow of sheep and put them up for sale but this one is already sold along with four others, a red one, a yellow one, a purple one and a white one. These a pretty much all the colours that appear in the book "Where's the Green Sheep" with the white standing in for all the different non colour sheep that are mentioned.

Comfort Bear #27 for 2018
I couldn't not have one of these done this week. This year may be the one year where I actually go the whole year completing one each week.

That's about it from me for this week. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday FOs - 29.06.2018

I have plenty of FOs to show you this week, especially since I forgot to post last week. Here are the objects that I have finished in the last two weeks.

Octopus #2
One of the ladies at church is a Collingwood Magpies aupporter and she saw the first octopus I made and asked for one in black and white. I had been given this yarn and figured it was suitable for the task.

Octopus #3
This one will be added to the collection to be given to a premie baby.

Comfort Bear #25 for 2018
Another bear ready for service.

Graduation Owl #4
I started making these about 18 months ago to see if I could get 4 made in a couple of weeks because someone had asked if I could do it. Unfortunately, I didn't get back to them in time for them to put in a firm order but I kept making them anyway. I think I could have finished them within two weeks if I had put in the effort but I too many other things that I was working on at the same time.

Green Sheep #2
Here's the green sheep for the community centre that I go to on a Thursday afternoon.

Octopus #4
Aother octopus ready for service.

Comfort Bear #26 for 2018
And yet another bear ready for service.

I think that's enough for this week. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 27.06.2018

I think it is about time I showed some progress photos. Here are some of the items that I have worked on recently.

Bootees for a Sunhat and Bootees set
I'm not sure that I need any more bootees for my stall but I don't have any Sunhat and Bootees sets at the moment and they were at the top of my to-do list.

Green Sheep
This is the third green sheep since I started making these. The first went to my sister to be given to my great niece whose favourite book is "Where's the Green Sheep", the second is finished and ready to be photographed before being given to the local community centre (they read this book to the kids sometimes) and this one will be added to my shop. I plan to make other coloured sheep as weel but seem to be stuck on green ones at the moment.

Story Time Blanket
Only two more strips and the border to go on this one then it will be time to sew in the ends and embroider a verse of scripture into the blank area before I call it done.

Tunisian Sprial Blanket
I am now working on the black edging. Once that's done I will sew in the ends and call it done.

I have also been working on joining the squares I made for the 2016 Moogly CAL but didn't remember to take photos. Maybe if I remember next week you will get to see it.

I did take photos of my finished objects last Friday but forgot to post them. If I remember this week I will post them along with this week's finished objects.

That's it for now, until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday FOs - 15.06.2018

It is time to show everone this week's finished objects, and here they are.

A Green Sheep
This is the first of many sheep of all different colours. This one will be going to my sister for when she reads to my great niece who's favourite book is "Where's the Green Sheep". I have already been asked to make another one of these for one of the community centres where I teach crochet.

Octopus #1
I went to Spotlight's Knit in Public day last Saturday and picked up a pattern for this one. The idea is to make these for premie babies so that they have something to hold on to. Apparantly, the curly-cues are similar to the umbilicle cord.

Comfort Bear #24 for 2018
Amother comfort bear ready for service.

That's it from me for this week. I hope to be back next Friday with more FOs. Until then, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday FOs - 08.06.2018

Another Friday post with two week's worth of finished items to show off due to my poor memory (I almost forgot about them tonight), and here they are, in the order that I completed them.

Large Jug Cover
This one doesn't sit flat because of a mistake I made in the first round but I don't think that will matter once it is put to use covering a bowl or jug.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag out of Pouch
Someone gave me this metalic yarn and I though it would make a good shopping bag and this is the result.

Comfort Bear #22 for 2018
Last week's Comfort Bear.

Dishcloth #3
Another Dishcloth for one of the community centres that I teach at. This one is quite rough due to the number of knots in the yarn. Since it was only a dishcloth neither myself or the centre are really worried about how it looks.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag out of Pouch
Another Shopping Bag. I don't think I have enough of these yet as I'm thinking of making some for my own use, especially since the major supermarkets are phasing out plastic bags.

Comfort Bear #23 for 2018
This week's comfort bear.

That's all for now. I hope to be more regular with my posts in future, but I'm not promising anything. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.