Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday FOs - 24.10.2014

While I am still struggling to find my crafting mojo I am still managing to finish at least one item each week, even if it is only a Trauma Teddy. I have actually managed to finish more that just a Trauma Teddy this week, so here are my finished objects.

Trauma Teddy #57
That makes 39 for this year alone. I won't get to 52 because I have taken a few weeks off.

Experimental Bear
This started off being for a guy at church to give to his nieces as a farewell present but I didn't think this was quite good enough. Now that it is finished I think that it may have been as it didn't turn out too bad.

That's it from me for this week. If you want to see what other people have been making just follow the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday WIPs - 22.10.2014

It has been another slow week on the crafting front. I have had a couple of days when I haven't felt much like doing anything and pretty much fell asleep in front of the TV. Here is a quick run down of how my week has been since last Wednesday.

On Thursday I managed to spend time making my weekly Trauma Teddy, which I have already shown on Friday, while preparing for a hospital visit that was to take place on Friday.

On Friday, while in the Hospital waiting room, I managed to work on a couple of items. When I checked on my Tunisian Spiral Blanket I found that I needed the pale orange that I was using on one of the squares for the Yarn Eater Blanket so I decided to free up that yarn by finishing the rounds that I had started.

Yarn Eater Blanket
After that I was free to continue the Tunisian Spiral Blanket and managed to make a couple of colour changes before it was my turn to go into theatre.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I didn't do much of anything on Saturday. It wasn't that I couldn't do anything (other than drive or operate heavy machinery), I just didn't feel much like doing anything.

I kinda forced myself to get the Baby Blanket out on Sunday so that I didn't have two unproductive days in a row, and I did manage to finish the row of octagons that I started last week.


Woollen Baby Blanket - motifs from Ellen Gormley's book.
On Monday I decided to get the Rugby Jumper out and start on the front.

Rugby Jumper
I didn't really get a lot done before I decided I didn't want to do any more and switched to knitting a beanie.

Ribbed Beanie
Yesterday was another slack day and I didn't work on anything in spite of having quite a few projects that I could have worked on.

Today I managed to work on this week's Trauma Teddy and will show the finished product on Friday.

If you want to see what other people have been working on this week just click on the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday FOs - 17.10.2014

Well, I'm still struggling a bit with my crafting mojo and I have a number of items that just need to be finished but the only item that I have managed to finish this week is a Trauma Teddy and here he is.

Trauma Teddy #56
If my calculations are right, this is the 38th teddy for this year.

I will try to get stuck in to finishing other things soon but I'm just not feeling totally motivated at the moment.

To see what others have been doing this week, just check out the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday WIPs - 15.10.2014

Another week has gone by and I'm still struggling to get into any sort of routine. I have had says this week when I haven't worked on any of my projects. It kinda like I have lost my mojo. If anyone finds it please send it back. I did manage to work on a few things this week while in waiting rooms, markets, etc so I do have some progress to show you.

I managed to finish a leg on a pair of pants.

Baby's Jacket, Pants and Hat set
And I managed to to finish the back of a jumper.

Boy's Rugby Jumper
I even managed to add a few rows to a beanie.

Knitted Beanie
A few octagons were add to a blanket but not as many as I would have liked to have done.

Woollen Baby Blanket - motifs from Ellen Gormley's book
I was hoping to have this finished in time for the Albury Show but I only have a couple of weeks left so I have abandoned that idea and will enter is next year.

I also rounded another corner on the Tunisian Spiral Blanket.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I haven't worked on this week's trauma teddy, the experimental bear that is almost finished, Christmas stocking and trees, the tartan rug or any of the other many projects that I could have been working on instead of playing games. I will get there eventually but I'm not in any real hurry.

If you want to see what progress other people have been making with their projects just follow the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday FOs - 10.10.2014

I am still trying to get back into the swing of things after moving house so things are progressing a little slower than would be preferable. I did manage to to finish the bear I started on Wednesday but that is all I have managed to finish this week, so here it is.

Trauma Teddy #55
I am still trying to find a suitable setup for taking photos but at least the colours of this one have come out close to real life.

To see what other people have been making just follow the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday WIPs - 08.10.2014

Now that we have kinda settled in to our new abode it's time to get back to the old routine. I haven't worked on many projects over the last couple of weeks and a few of my projects have only just been unpacked but I made reasonable good progress on those projects that I did work on and I started a new project. Here is what those items that I have worked on look like now.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I spent a few hours at the hospital sitting at Sue bedside while the doctors tried to figure out why she had pain in her chest and her blood pressure was way up. I worked on this until I got to the point where I didn't have the next colour in the sequence.

Yarn Eater Blanket
This is what I worked on when I ran out of colours for the spiral but I didn't have enough of the appropriate colours to complete any of the squares. I'll get there eventually.

Boy's Rugby Jumper
Not exactly rugby colours but that's what the patter is called. I worked on this one while at the markets on Saturday until I got bored with crocheting.

Beanie
I hadn't done any knitting for a while so I figured it was about time to get the pointy sticks out again. I also wanted to see how this yarn looked on a knitted item. I think the stripes will work better on a narrower item like a scarf but I will finish the beanie first.

Woollen Baby Blanket - motifs from Ellen Gormley's book
I finished the row of octagons and then added a row of squares. I think I made fair progress on this.

Trauma Teddy
This was my project for Craft'n'Cuppa this afternoon. I probably could have got it finished today but I was feeling a little slack and didn't work on it once I got home. I will finish it tomorrow so it will appear in Friday's FO post.

I will have to get all my other projects out a get stuck into them so I have a bit more to show you next week but in the meantime, you can checkout what others have been making by following the links in the sidebar.

Richard.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday FOs - 19.09.2014

This week has been all about bears. Three young girls are leaving town this weekend and their uncle wanted to give them a going away present and commissioned me to make three teddy bears, similar to the trauma teddies that I make but with movable legs. So here are the finished bears.

Three Bears
I hope these three are enough like bears to pass muster.

In the meantime, I still wanted to make my weekly trauma teddy so here it is.

Trauma Teddy # 54
This makes 36 for this year.

That's it for this week. There won't be a Wednesday WIPs post from me next week as that is the day that we are moving. There may be a Friday FOs post but don't count on it as I expect next week to be quite busy. I'm sure there will be plenty of other things to check out from others so check the links in the sidebar to see.

Richard.