Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday FOs - - 20.04.2018

It's time to show off my finished objects for this week and, thank to a session of finishing things this morning, I have a few of them. Here they are.

Small Teapot Cosy #2 - top view
Small Teapot Cosy #2 - side view
I finished this one last weekend.

Comfort Bear #16 for 2018
Another week, another bear!

Graduation Owl #2 of 4 front view
Graduation Owl #2 of 4 side view
Another Graduation Owl finished.

Large Teapot Cosy - top view
Large Teapot Cosy - side view
I'm still working on the first item on my to-do list. One more should just about do it so I can work on the next item.

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

Richard.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday FOs - 13.04.2018

I have had  a reasonably productive week this week and have finished several items. Here they are in the order that they were finished.

Comfort Bear #15 for 2018
Another comfort bear finished.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours
The second of two beanies is finished. I don't think the person that commissioned me to make these will be expecting this one so early but I like to finish those things that I have been paid for as soon as possible.

Two Cup Teapot Cosy - Top view
Two Cup Teapot Cosy - side view.
When I checked my ToDo list I found that Teapot Cosies were at the top of the list and I had previously had a request for Two Cup Teapot Cosies so I figured that I would start with those.

Graduation Owl - Front View
Graduation Owl - Side view
I have had four of these waiting to be finished for quite a while now so it's probably about time I did something with them.

That's all I have for this week. I hope to have more finished for next week. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday FOs - 06.04.2018

While I haven't been making much progress on WIPs lately (not enough to justify a post in any case) I have been finishing items. This week I have finished another bear, and here it is.

Comfort Bear #14 for 2018
That's all I have for this week. I hope to have a bit more to show you next week.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday FOs - 30.03.2018

It's time to show off my finished objects for this week, and here they are.

Comfort Bear #13
Another Bear has been finished.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours
This is the first of two beanies that I have been commissined to make.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours on my head.
I aleays think that beanies should be seen on a head to get the best idea of fit and shape. This one turned out a little larger than expected so I hope it fits its intended recipient.

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


Richard.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday FOs - 23.03.2018

I have been a bit slack with my posting recently and have four weeks worth of finished objects to show off this week, and here they are.

Comfort Bear #9 for 2018
This is the bear that I should have shown off three weeks ago.

Comfort Bear #10 for 2018
This is the bear that I finished 2 weeks ago.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag out of Pouch
This is the first of two shopping bags that I was commissioned to make. I finished this one last week.

Comfort Bear #11 for 2018
This is last week's bear.

Shopping Bag in Pouch #2
Shopping Bag out of Pouch #2
This is the second of two shopping bags that I was commissioned to make. it was finished earlier this week.

Comfort Bear #12 for 2018
This is this week's bear. I'm still on target to finish one bear every week. Hopefully I can get through a whole year and have 52 bears to show for it at the end.

That's it from me for this week. I didn't show my WIPs on Wednesday because I had only one item tht I had made progress on and there wasn't a lot of progress made on it.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 14.03.2018

I figured it was about time that I showed everybody some of the other things that I have been working on. Here are the WIPs that I have worked on this week.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I have spent some time waiting while a friend takes his driving test so this has been taken out of the bag. I have turned the last corner before I switch to black for a frame.

Shopping Bag with Pouch
This is the second of two shopping bags that I have been commissioned to make.

Beanie in Black and White (Collingwood Colours)
This is the first of two beanies that I have been commissioned to make.

Story Time Blanket
I have been making more progress on this in the last few weeks. I'm still quite a way off completing it.

That's it from me for now. If I remember I will post the finished objects from the last three weeks on Friday.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Mayhem - Periodic Update 26.02.2018

I figure it's about time I updated everyone on what's been happening. It has been a busy couple of months since Christmas and I need to look back on what has happened.

I have managed to keep up with the one comfort bear each week as well as working on other projects. My to-do list keeps growing but I don't seem to be getting much time to work on it. Here is what it looks like now:-

Things to make to replace stock for my market stall:

Teapot Cosies
bag holders
Sunhat and Bootees in white & pink
Matinee Jackets in pink and purple
Tiny Dogs
Heather Hippo
Large Witch
Large Penguin
Shopping Bags
More dinosaurs
Small Rabbit
Panda
Small Penguins
Frog Keepsake Pouch
Ankylosaurus
Bottle Cosies in more team colours (Bulldogs, Geelong, Essendon and West Coast)
Medium Bunny
Tiny Duck
Large Bunny
Small Turtles
Bonnet and Bootees
Platypus x 2
Koala x 2
Tommy Tortoise
Towel Toppers (Tea Towels)


Current Work In Progress:

Comfort Bears
Tunisian Spiral Blanket
Yarn Eater (Hungarian Crochet) Blanket
Story Time Blanket
Moogly CAL Blanket
Double Knit Butterfly Blanket
Corner to Corner Picture Blanket 
4 Graduation Owls
Large Jug Covers
Simple Owls

Things I'm itching to get started on:

Crochenit Knee Rug (same as Cot Blanket and will also use up some of my stash of 8ply)
Table Runners for each Australian state and territory (currently trying to design the ACT one).
Tunisian Crochet Intarsia Table Runner
Picture Blanket (need samples so people can see what they might be getting)
Article in Broomstick Lace
Article in Hairpin Lace

I have been signed up with a different college for the course that I started two years ago but now I thinking that I don't really need a diploma as I don't really need a job, at least not a full time job anyway.

I have also been helping out a friend who's wife left him for an old boyfriend. Unfortunately, he is only on his learners so needs a fully licenced driver to sit with him. I had hoped that those duties would be over by now but he failed his driving test so it's going to be a little while longer.

On another note, after losing only 2kg last year, I have manage to lose 3kg so far this year. Here's hoping I can keep it off this time. I took up delivering catalogues and I think that might be helping.

That's about it for now. Until next time, have a good one.
 
Richard.