Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday FOs - 21.04.2017

Another week has passed and I have managed to complete twp more items. I don't think it would surprise anyone to know that one of those is a trauma teddy.

Small Jug Cover
Number 3 for this set of jug covers. I need to make a couple more at this size and then I will start on some larger ones.

Trauma Teddy # 14 for 2017
Someone this week suggested that calling these bears "Trauma Teddies" is a bit harsh. The suggestion was that, instead of naming it after what it's supposed to help with, we should, perhaps, name it for what it is supposed to do. To that end I have been thinking that they should be called "Comfort Bears" as they are to provide comfort to children going through trauma,

That's it from me for this week. I hope you all have a good week and I will be back next week.

Richard.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday FOs - 14.04.2017

Another week means another Trauma Teddy as well as a small jug cover, and here they are.

Small Jug Cover
I need to make a couple more this size before working on some a little bigger.

Trauma Teddy #13 for 2017
My CO has asked for a few bear in Salvation Army colours so you will see a few like this over the coming weeks.

That's it from me for this week. Haooy crafting until next week.

Richard.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday FOs - 07.04.2017

Another week has gone and I have a couple of FOs to show this week, and here they are.

Small Jug Cover
Another Jug Cover to add to the stall. I think I'm going to be working on these for a while.

Trauma Teddy #12 for 2017
I'm still managing to finish one of these each week, even if they are a little later than I would like. This is last week's teddy. This week's still has a way to go before it's finished.

That's it from me for this week. I hope you all have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday FOs - 31.04.2017

I have been trying to get this week's trauma teddy finished today but it's still incomplete. I have, however, finished last week's trauma teddy so I can show you that one, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #11 for 2017
I have tried to do something different with this one but it hasn't quite worked the way I wanted. the shape on the chest is supposed to be a heart. I may try again sometime but I'm not in any hurry.

That's it from me for this week. I hope to be able to get two trauma teddies finished for next Friday. I will have at least one done by then. I also hope to be able to post a Wednesday WIPs post next week, but I won't promise anything.

Richard.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday FOs - 24.03.2017

Well, I missed doing a Wednesday WIP post again this week, and I haven't finished this week's Trauma Teddy, but I did finish something, and here it is.

Small Jug Cover
At my last market I sold the last of my small jug covers. That combined with the fact that I only have one of each of the other two sizes means that I need to make more so other projects have been put on hold for a little while.

I still need to finish this week's Trauma Teddy and will do that some time this weekend so you will get to see it next week along with next week's teddy.

That's it from me for this week.

Richard.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday FOs - 17.03.2017

Happy St Patrick's Day to all that celebrate it.

I was a bit slack this afternoon and didn't take a photo of this week's bear while I still had daylight so the photo I ended up with is lightly out of focus, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #10 for 2017
I'm hoping to have something a bit special for the next one of these. I just have to see if I can pull it off.

That's it from me for this week. My apologies for not showing off my WIPs on Wednesday. I will be back next week.

Richard.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday FOs - 10.03.2017

Well, I missed last Friday's post but I have managed to get this one in, so now you get 2 weeks worth of finished objects. Don't get too excited though, the only things I have finished in the last couple of weeks are trauma teddies, and here they are.

Trauma Teddy #7 for 2017
This is the one that should have been finished a couple of weeks ago but only got finished last week.

Trauma Teddy #8 for 2017
This is last week's teddy that I finished last weekend.

Trauma Teddy #9 for 2017
And this is this week's teddy so I am now officially caught up.

I really need to get stuck into my other projects but there just seem to be so many things taking my time away from crochet.

That's it from me for this week. Hopefully I will get my act together and have more to show off next week.

Richard.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday WIPS - 07.03.2017

I have been neglecting this blog for too long and it's time to do something about that. I have missed the last couple of Wednesday WIPs posts because I have started playing darts and I finish quite late on a Wednesday and I didn't do an FO Friday post last week because some of my wife's relatives were in the area and we spent some time with them. Enough of the excuses, here are the items that I have worked on in the last couple of weeks.

Story Time Blanket
Progress on this has been quite slow lately due to me using my crochet class time to finish off the week's trauma teddy. I hope to get a bit more done on this this week but time will tell.

Corner-to-Corner Pixel Blanket
This is the only project that I worked on while at the Baby Bazaar a week and a half ago. I quite like the fact that there are less ends to work in but the yarn is getting quite tangled. I'm sure it will sort itself out once I start on the decreases but I really need to figure out a better system.

Shopping Bag
I'm a little worried that I won't have enough of this cotton to finish this off so I may have to substitute something else. It won't be the first time I've done that so we will see how I go.

That it from me for now. Hopefully I will be back on Friday with at least 2 bears being those completed in the last couple of week. This week's bear may also be finished so you may get to see three.

Richard.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday FOs - 24.02.2017

I need to get my act together somehow. I've missed posting my WIPs for the last couple of weeks and I failed to finish my bear last week. Well, I've now finished last week's bear but this week's is still in pieces. Here is my finished object for this week.

Trauma Teddy #6 for 2017
I will get this week's bear finished soon and get to work on some of my WIPs  sometime soon. Hopefully I will manage to remember to post some more pics.

That's it from me for this week. Hope you all have a good week and I'll see you next week.

Richard.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday FOs - 10.02.2017

I kinda missed doing my Wednesday post due to getting home late. I have decided to get back into darts and we didn't finish until about 11:30. I have still managed to finish my bear, so here it is.

Trauma Teddy #5 for 2017
I finished this one this morning at crochet class and a couple of my students were very interested in it.

That's it from me for this week. I will try to post something next Wednesday but I may have to do it before going out.

Richard.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday FOs - 03.02.2017

I'm a little late with this this week as I forgot to post this last night. It's still Friday in some places in the world so I guess it should still be good. Here is my finished object for this week.

Trauma Teddy #5 for 2017
This is the only thing I finished this week but I'm sure others will have finished something. You will have to search for yourselves for other FOs as I still haven't updated the links in the sidebar. It seems that life and study keep getting in the way.

That's it from me for this week. I will post again on Wednesday.

Richard.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 01.02.2017

It's Wednesday night and time to post pictures of my WIPs for this week. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos this afternoon so, instead of natural light photos, you get flash photos. Here they are.

Moogly CAL 2016 Block #24
This is technically the last block for the blanket, but, since my squares are somewhat smaller than the prescribed 12" squares that others are doing, I will have done an extra block to make this a square knee rug size blanket.

Moogly CAL 2016 Extra Block
I took this block from the 2015 Moogly CAL. Now that I have my squares done I can get onto joining them. I might actually start this year's CAL before everyone gets more than 4 squares done.

Shopping Bag with Pouch
This has been my go-to project for when I don't want to try reading a pattern.

That's it from me for now. Check back on Friday to see if I have managed to finish anything.

Richard.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday FOs - 27.01.2017

I have managed to finish two items this week, and here they are.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag ready for use
This is the second shopping bag for this year. I don't plan on making one of these a week but I would like to have about ten in stock.

Trauma Teddy #4 for 2017
Four weeks into the year and 4 Trauma Teddies complete. It will be interesting to see how long I can keep this up for, but so far so good.

Tha's it from me for this week. I still haven't sorted out the links in the sidebar but I will get to that eventually. I think some of the links still work but I'm not confident.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 25.01.2017

I got into a couple of boxes, this week, and managed to find a few of my projects and other things that either need repair or finishing. One of the things I found was a block for the 2016 Moogly CAL that I should have photographed about two months ago and didn't for some reason. Here is that block and the next.

Moogly CAL 2016 - Block #23
My version of Block #23 for last year's Moogly CAL.

Moogly CAL 2016 - Block #24
I almost finished this one. Since my blocks ae somewhat smaller that the 12" that they're designed to be (I'm using DK instead of worsted weight) I will be looking for an alternate block so I can make this a square blanket that will be knee rug size.

That's it from me for now. Be sure to check back on Friday to see my finished objects.

Richard.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday FOs - 20.01.2017

Well, it's time to show off my finished items for this week, and here they are.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag Ready for use
My first shopping bag for this year is now complete. I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish it this week as I wasn't sure where my buttons were, but I found them and now it's done.

Trauma Teddy #3 for 2017
Another Trauma Teddy finished and I'm still on target for one a week this year. I'm sure something will happen to upset my rhythm at some stage but I will keep motoring through while I can.

That's it from me for this week. I still haven't sorted out my links but I am working on it.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 18.01.2017

I still haven't unpacked my projects yet. so I'm working on another bag.

Shopping Bag with Pouch
I need to make quite a few of these so I'm not really in a hurry to get into my other projects. I will get them unpacked eventually, but, in the meantime, I will continue making bags.

I still haven't sorted out the links in the sidebar although I did find a new one last week. I will be back on Friday to show off my finished items so check back then.

Richard.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday FOs - 13.01.2017

As promised, I have managed to finish another Trauma Teddy, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #2 for 2017
I still haven't unpacked my other projects but I'm sure I will have something to show next Wednesday. Until then, keep stitching.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 11.01.2017

I still haven't unpacked my projects after moving just before Christmas but I did find some cotton and I need to make some shopping bags so I figured I would make a start.

Shopping Bag with Pouch.
It doesn't look much yet but will start to look like a bag with a few more rows. I plan on making quite a few of these and may even use some myself just so that people get to see them being used.

That's it from me for now but I won't point you to the links in the sidebar as I'm not sure which actually go anywhere. I will be updating them as soon as I find some suitable links. I should have another Trauma Teddy finished before Friday so check back then to have a look at it.

Richard.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday FOs - 06.01.2017

It's the start of a new year and one of my aims this year is to make one trauma teddy every week. With that aim in mind, here is the first trauma teddy for 2017.

Trauma Teddy #1 for 2017
I do aim to finish other things but I have to finish unpacking first.

That's all I have for you this week, but I'm sure others have something to show off, so check out the links in the sidebar to see what they have made.

Richard.

ETA: It looks like I may have to look into those links in the sidebar a little closer as they don't appear to go where I thought they would go. It may be that people have stopped hosting link parties.