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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Monday Mayhem - The Year That Was 2015

In some ways, 2015 was a year to forget. Two trips to the hospital to be probed (one of which I'm still revovering from) and a cancelled holiday due to have to pay for a removalist haven't really made it a good year.

On another note, I did manage to finish quite a few projects and I went through my Friday FO post to make a list, and here it is.

Trauma Teddies - crocheted     47
Trauma Teddies - knitted            4
Jug Covers                                       2
Drink Bottle Cosies                      20
Toys                                                10
Beanies                                          13
Scarf                                                 1
Blankets                                           2
Man-Bag                                          1
Baby Jackets                                   2
Bootees                                            2
Doilies                                              1
Shopping Bags                               3
Display Box                                     1

Not all these were made completely by me, the knitted trauma teddies were knitted by someone else and I just sewed them together and stuffed them, and one of the blankets was started by my wife.

As usual, I have a big list of things to try and get through this year and I'm sure I won't get through them all, especially if I sell things and have to add to the list. Here is my current to-do list.

Things to make to replace stock for my market stall:

Teapot Cosies
bag holders
Jacket, Pants and Hat sets
Sunhat and Bootees in white & pink
Matinee Jackets in pink and purple
Tiny Dog
Heather Hippo
Large Witch
Large Penguin
Shopping Bags
More dinosaurs
Small Rabbit
Large Jug Covers
Small Penguins
Frog Keepsake Pouch
Bottle Cosies in more team colours

Current Work In Progress:
Toddlers' Rugby Pullover
Trauma Teddies
Tunisian Spiral Blanket
Yarn Eater (Hungarian Crochet) Blanket
Story Time Blanket
Moogly CAL Blanket
Double Knit Butterfly Blanket
Corner to Corner Picture Blanket
Bamboo Stitch Beanie
Toddler's Jacket
Slippers for me (not sure if I will extend then to slocks)

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

That list should keep me going for a few years.

That's about it for now. I wish all my readers a happy and prosperous 2016.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday FOs - 01.01.2016

I funally got some things finished and have something to show for FO Friday, and here they are.

Trauma Teddy #47 for 2015
It has only taken about four weeks to get this one finished and it will be that last for 2015. I do hope that I can manage one a week for this year but I can't make any promises.

Jug Cover in Varegated Pink with mixed beads
The first of the projects for the lady in Wagga Wagga is finished.

That's all from me for this week. Be sure to check back on Monday when I hope to give you my 2015 wrap up. As usual, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have made.