Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Wednesday 08/06/2011

This week has been another busy week. I spent some time at my local Spotlight and chiro waiting room, as well as the usual crochet classes and craft group, so there has been plenty of progress going on.

First off the rank today is an item I'm making while watching TV.

Jug Cover with Floral Centre
This is the second of a series of jug covers that I'm making to replenish stocks. The first was finished earlier in the week so will be featured on Friday. With any luck, this might also be complete by then. I did try to get a close-up of the centre but my camera wasn't really up to the task.

A somewhat blurry close-up of the centre.
I might try and make another one of these sometime but with a pink rose.

I still need to complete the Baby's Ensemble and I have almost finished the last item.

Booties to complete the ensemble
I have already made the jacket and bonnet to go with these.

When I get the booties finished I will replace them in the bag with the Toddlers Jacket that I have already started.

Toddlers Jacket in Tunisian Crochet
I have moved onto the next phase with this which is the main body of the jacket. I was starting to get worried that the cable I had bought for this job wasn't going to be long enough, but I have stopped increasing now and have lost the stitches for the arms so there is plenty of room now. Once this has been transferred to my main travel bag I should get a bit more time to work on it.

My knitted beanie has also reached the next stage.

Knitted Beanie
I'm now ready to start decreasing to shape the top.

The tunisian crochet afghan is also progressing.

Tunisian Crochet Mitred Square Afghan.
I have now completed the first panel and have started the first square of the second panel.

And the crochetknit blanket is also progressing well.

Crochetknit Patchwork Blanket

I've decided to make 3 patches of each colour to get it to the size I would like. I think I'm going to have trouble laying out all the patches to photograph from here on. Maybe I should just give you an update on what's been completed until I'm ready to join everything together.

There hasn't been any more progress on the tartan rug or the "2 for the road" scarf this week. I will try to add another section to the scarf for next week, but the rug will have to wait until I have restocked my market stall.

On another note, my wife has been trying to make a cape for when she goes into hospital but has been having a little difficulty getting all the panels the right size, so she rewrote the pattern so that she could do it one piece. Yesterday she cast on 433 stitches onto a 1.5 metre circular needle. I don't have any photos of it yet but I will try to get some soon and definitely once it is complete.

That's it for this week.



  1. It's so interesting to see the variety in your projects. The jug cover is so lovely with that single rose in the center. I love the colors that you are using for your crochet knit blanket, especially the yellow and orange.

  2. What are jug covers? The lace is quite pretty, when I looked at the picture thought you were making a beautiful dollie. WOW...lots of projects, you've been busy.

  3. All the projects are beautiful. I can't wait to see the blanket assembled. Fabulous!!!!

  4. Thanks for participating in WIPW! What amazing projects. I love the variety of all of them but the detail of the jug cover is gorgeous!