Friday, May 20, 2022

Friday FOs - 20.05.2022

My completion rate seems to be a bit low at the moment but I have managed to finish something this week, and it's not a Bear. Here it is. 

Drink bottle cosy with strap

One of the ladies in the art class saw mine and asked if I could make her one. It took me a couple of weeks and a little more than one ball of cotton. 

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

Richard. 


Friday, May 6, 2022

Friday FOs - 06.05.2022

I haven't finished anything for a while and I'm having trouble finding the time to post my WIPs on Wednesdays but I have been working. Here is my latest finished object. 

Comfort Bear No 6 for this year. 

I have had quite a bit of trouble with this Bear. I'm using yarn that was donated to the church and I keep running into problems. I started using a ball of grey that I thought was enough to do the bear's pants and found that two different yarns had been wound into one ball and the second yarn was not only a different shade it was also a different ply and unsuitable for making bears so I had to start again. The I found that there wasn't enough of the blue to do both the body and the arms so I undid most of it and worked in red stripes. I'm just glad to have it finished so I can start on the next one. 

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

Richard. 


Friday, March 18, 2022

Friday FOs - 18.03.2022

I didn't have anything finished to show off last week but I do have something this week, and here it is. 

Comfort Bear No 5 for this year. 

I'm well behind the one per week that I've made in other years but I'm comfortable with my progress this year. 

That's all I have for you this week. Until next time, have a good one. 

Richard. 


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Friday FOs - 04.03.2022

Apart from squares for my queen bed blanket, I have been working on other things, like this Comfort Bear, which is my finished object for this week. 

Comfort Bear No 4 for this year 

This is the knitted version that was to be used to show my students that these could be knitted or crocheted. I think I cast on too many stitches and didn't knit enough rows as it turned out quite short and fat. 

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

Richard. 


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wednesday WIPs - 02.03.2022

I think I'm starting to catch up with the squares for the TCAL. I managed to start square 4 before I received the pattern for square 5. Here is the finished square 3 and the start of square 4.

Square 3 of the KnitterKnotter Hangout TCAL 

I extended the pattern by 8 rounds because the pattern was written for worsted weight yarn and in using double knit. This is the 4th square for my queen bed blanket. 

Square 4 of the KnitterKnotter Hangout TCAL 

Not much to see here yet. I hope to have it finished for next week. 

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

Richard. 


Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday FOs - 25.02.2022

This week I managed to finish one of the bears that I started a few weeks ago in preparation for the workshop that I was running. Here it is. 

Comfort Bear No 3 for this year 

I was a little surprised to find that I had only made 2 of these before this week. I'm definitely not going to be making one per week this year. 

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

Richard. 


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Wednesday WIPs - 23.02.2022

I have made some more progress on the TCAL squares that I'm going to use for my queen bed blanket. I finished square no 2 ambrose stayed on square no 3 and am now 2 weeks behind. I'm sure I'll catch up now that I'm over covid. 

Here are my squares. 

TCAL Square No 2

I decided that once the centre pattern was square I would just fish the frame ambrose call it done. 
TCAL Square No 3

This is my first time doing a Tunisian square in the round and I had some trouble with the start but once I got going it was relatively easy to keep track of the corners and the stitch count although I did have to undo a couple of rounds because I didn't have enough stitches on one side. 

That's it from me for now. 

Richard.