Welcome to the first yop update post for 2014.
Things this week have progressed at that lovely relaxed state of holiday time, gone is the hectic frantic last-minute dashing around that happens pre-Christmas period but it also happens in the area of handmade gift giving as last-minute gifts are created, ends sewn in, steam blocking going on etc etc etc. I for one was ready for things to kick into a slower pace. I fear it may have been short-lived as the children return to school tomorrow and so we kick back up a gear, ah well.
I did get around to photographing Waters Edge, the hat I knit for my husband. Bless him he’s been waiting on it a year and has been very patient. I’ll do a post up on it this coming week. It is a simple beanie but I find those are the ones where you have nothing to hide and every stitch needs to be right.
I’ve also released my first new toy design Sam Burrow and blogged about him here. I can’t tell you all how excited I am about him and mainly because I had an idea for him some months ago and drew him out in my ideas sketch pad and from there worked him up while writing down the pattern in what is now my pattern book. This just excites me so much. I have a couple of notebooks this year, one for projects done which has separate sections. One such section holds a list of all my ideas for future projects many of which I want to design myself. Sam Burrow and Waters Edge are from this list. I also have as I mentioned a pattern notebook and story one, which I blogged about on Tuesday here.
So while these are finished and photographed this week I did also start some new projects again from that idea list. The first project started is a hat I’ve had in mind for myself and for ages I’ve been searching for just the exact shades I had imagined in my head. I located the colours in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran range and this is what I’ve worked up so far, again I’m note taking as I’ll simply never remember what I’ve done. I’m not fully decided on the name for this hat just yet, I’ve a few ideas for it in my head and it may just come to me this week as I work on it.
I also played around with these daisy motifs. I want to turn them into an afghan for Evelyn for her cot. I like how they came out and so far have just been working on the daisy motif. I’m nearing the end of what I think will be enough so I can then turn them into squares and proceed from there. I’ve had this daisy afghan in my notebook for a while and while I’m not working from a pattern but just rather putting the different stitches together in a fashion to give me what I envisage I’m not sure you can call it an original design either.
I have one other project I’m working on and that is Sam’s sister and have no photos of her just yet, those I’ll take when she’s complete and I’m hoping she turns out just as cute as her brother. She may be released here later this week, I’d imagine no earlier than Friday though if you are looking to check back in.
So there you have what I’ll be working on this week. These all fall into the my designs section of my yop list but will also fit into some of the other sections so you may see things double entered and not all have links to patterns as I’ve not written them up.
Tomorrow is my new posts I’m starting about what we are all reading including the children it’s called D.E.A.R. with me, it would be lovely to see you all pop in.
I’ll drop in at some stage this week to blog about Waters Edge and then possibly again at the end of the week with Sam’s sister assuming she goes straight forward enough.
I’ll also be dropping in with you all checking out what you have been doing this week.