Checking in for another week’s year of projects post.
With a busy week of getting everyone into a school routine, Taking James to induction days ahead of his school year start tomorrow well it just didn’t leave much time for finishing projects off. I have been saying all along though that once the school routines got back into full swing finishing and working on projects would decrease so I’m not surprised.
I have finished the writing up of the Cupcake Delight Cloth pattern. In case you missed it the post is here.
It is free on my Ravelry account and after all the hard work I put into the chart pattern I included it along with written instructions as well. Lets face it it’s nice to have a pattern with the particular instructions, no matter which they may be, that we like to work with on the pattern.
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
As for wip’s.
This week I’ve been working on orders that I have received. So another Flora in similar colours, there are others in different ones along with a boy one so it won’t get to monotonous.
I have one of the two tea cosy’s on order half done. This one I’m thinking of calling Sea-foam as it has a green base opposed to the blue. It is again in the green and blue of the last one but that was what was ordered along with a delicious red and cream one. The yarn was ordered for that along with the extra colours needed for the other Floras so that delayed some of the work this week.
Just not to make the whole thing to boring I have worked on and off on my Soul Mate shawl. It is now done with the pattern repeats, I decided on the 12 repeats in the end and I’m now working on the border. I am debating adding some beads to the end of the border but again the final decision for that will be made when I get to that part.
It is a crumbled up mess at the moment and I’m looking forward to getting it off the needles and blocking it to get a good look at it and it looks red here but is actually a raspberry pink colour. I just can’t seem to get a good picture of its true colour.
I’ve signed up to do the Boo Morticia MKAL in October and I’m thinking colours and beads, so many options in my head that it’s hard to narrow it down a bit. I’m thinking something dark as the above and previous shawl were quite bright.
I have knit up my third dishcloth pattern that I designed and it turned out so much prettier than the rough drawing of it on paper. It needs to be written up but first I have the No 1 cloth to write-up and send to my test knitters. My two best friends very kindly offered themselves up for this and I’m grateful as I know they have projects galore to be knitting and crocheting themselves. The final drawing for the cowl I have in mind is done and I’m hoping to order yarn for it in a week or two. I have a very specific idea and picture in my head for what I want, so with regards the designing it’s all looking well. I’m now adding a Design section to my yop list.
I’ve enlisted the help of my two younger boys Ruairí and Benjamin to help in the designing of some monster figures which we spent a very happy afternoon coming up with some basic ones for me to try to crochet up. Again this is something I’ve never tried before but will give it a go to see if I can produce the monster figures they’ve designed.
I also got some ideas whirling around for items for Evelyn, toy items. Whether these are things I’ll design myself or look for patterns I’m not sure. I guess as they are just ideas at the moment I’ll wait and see and decide when I come to do them.
So many ideas !
Projects for this week to be worked on will be the flora, tea cosy and the shawl. Should I get the shawl off the needles I’ll work some more on the Cornflower Milo.
Here is how the list is looking so far. I’ve not added in this week’s flora or tea cosy as they are both repeats of patterns already on the list. I may do a project page for them we shall see. Links to patterns and project pages and notes are in the list also.
HATS AND COWLS