Work on projects this week has been moving along at a steady pace. Another few finishes on the board so we shall have a look at those first shall we ?
First we have the Ocean Blue socks for Benjamin. Here he is modelling them for me.
I then got the urge to start something new so fancied some crochet work and took out the Anchor No8 cotton thread I’ve been eyeing for months in my stash. What to do with it ? What to use with it ? All these questions required research some months ago. I didn’t have the right size hook so needed to pick up that and I’ve only ever seen doily’s crocheted with thread. I did wonder if people used them anymore, in fact I am still wondering that ? I remember my aunt crocheting them when I was young, many wonderful ones so thought I’d give that a go. Found a free pattern on Ravelry called Tea Time, chose my colours and off I went one evening. Do you know how hard it is to see a 1.25mm hook !! It is TINY, it took some getting used to but by the end of one evening I’d done 8 1/2 rows of the 12 row pattern. Left it a night and came back and finished it off. I gave it a light blocking yesterday and here is it photographed this am.
My doily Tea at Sundown…
I also worked on Stormy Night, the beanie intended for James birthday next month. I know next month ! Have I ever been this early lol I don’t think so. The pattern did drive me a bit scatty. I found it easier to just look at the picture and just follow what was on my needles. I did like how it turned out in the end and I don’t think I need to worry about it fitting him as it fits me and Dominic modelled it for me this am.
So that is all the finishes for the week. Not bad two wip’s started the previous week and one new start. I know this will slow down drastically once the children return to school but we’ll enjoy the productivity while it lasts.
Projects worked on this week include the Copper Pot Milo,
I also cast on yesterday the tea cosy commission I got. This one I’m calling Fresh Mint from the blend of turquoise and spring green I’m using to make it. The spring green just doesn’t want to photograph to well at the moment but here’s a peek at it.
Projects this week will be both of these. The tea cosy being easier to work on will be knit during the day with the Copper Pot becoming my evening project. I also have the Fruit Salad socks cast on and I may work on those some more.
Now I’m at the point of wondering what projects are next. I most likely will start on Christmas presents as I have as usual a long list of handmade ones I need to get done but I need to get some yarn for some so time will be spent this week nailing down exactly what I want, I keep changing my mind on the patterns for the children. I’m also most likely going to start working on some of the garments I want so sweaters and cardigans will most likely be on the go. I wonder how long it will take to complete some of those…mmm
Anyway, here is the list and how it is filling out already. There are links to my project page for each project with more photos and notes.
HATS AND COWLS
Thank you all for your kind thoughts on Sam last week. It has been hard this week.