The last YOP Sunday update of this year. I hope you all have had a great Christmas and Holiday season spending it with loved ones.
I missed last week’s update after saying I was back but what can I say I was just so busy with the last orders I had.
First off the blanket that I was working on that I mentioned. It caused a few late nights towards the end and with each round of the hook was taking up to an hour just for one round, well you can see now why it took some time. It was such a delight of a project though and is the first in a new range I’m launching on my facebook page (I seem to be working off there for orders at the moment until I see what my options are – do feel free to come find me I’m Spare Moment Crafts – designs by Ruth). I’ve called the new range of blankets ” Snuggle Down Blankets” and will do all sizes. Here is a picture of the finished blanket this size being a single bed size for a little girl. I’ll also show you a picture of the tag that will come attached to all the blankets, changed to either he or she as is appropriate.
I also had two Floras to finish up, one with stitched eyes and no buttons and the other a normal regular one.
With these both done I sat down to relax, play with the children and read. I don’t mind admitting I was in need of the rest as from September I’ve worked non-stop on orders and I was thrilled to have each and every one but I was also ready to do nothing and relax. I lasted two days before I had my needles out and cast on a hat for my husband. I’ve been promising him one from last year and he wanted one a bit longer than normal so I just designed him one. I took notes and may write it up as a pattern. It’s just a simple pattern but that’s all he wanted. I’ll have photos of that next week as I need to take shots of it.
I have one order due for Jan 10th and it’s an order I was designing a new rabbit for. I’ve been taking notes on it (I bought a notebook especially for my designs lol) and we shall see how it works up but you probably wont see pictures of that until after it’s received.
This week I intend to continue working on the rabbit and well I’m not sure what else as I’ve not made up my mind, perhaps after taking stock of my yop list I’ll see what I’ve to work on.
We are now half way through the yop year and I like to take a look at the list and see how it’s going. With no real set projects on the list only headings this style is suiting me but I see I still have a few areas to work on better, all those ones with just one project. I need to write-up my designs and update some of my projects on my Ravelry page. I have the Cornflower Milo to finish as well as my Morticia shawl so perhaps I shall continue with those but we shall see. I’d like to see more in the garment section for the children.
I’m still deciding on what new year challenge I will have and see how that fits in with my yop list. I will be back on Tuesday with a round-up of what’s been happening with us through November and December and over Christmas and I’ll touch on what I want to achieve next year. I’ve a few smaller challenges already set but it’s my big main one I’m after so if your interested drop back then.
HATS AND COWLS
Granny Stripe Rectangle Blanket – single bed size
Truffle and Fudge Santa Bears