Things have been pretty busy round here with birthday preparations but I just wanted to pop by with a few pics of my wips. Firstly my spinning. I have started spinning my fourth lot of yarn and I am enjoying it as much as ever. I have chosen these two colours.
I have already spun these two, I spun a strip of the grey followed by a strip of blue until I had spun it all.
I have now moved onto these two colours, navy and teal.
When they are both finished I hope to ply the two yarns together to give a multi coloured effect. It is rather slow going only doing a little at a time but with so much else on the go it doesn’t really worry me.
I am spinning it quite fine and I am really pleased with how even I am now managing to get the yarn.
Here it is next to some no8 crochet thread. I am hoping there will be enough this time for a lacey shawlette.
I have hardly touched my patchwork hexies lately but they are great to have nearby to do an odd one in a spare moment.
I am nearly halfway through my monthly challenge makes for the children,
but I’m not sure what I shall be making for Me/the Home this month.
I have made the fronts of the cushions I am making with the leftover squares from my owl and flower granny blanket and have started on the backs.
The embroidery on the aprons for the bunny/mice Pj cases is coming along little by little. I have to do these in daylight as my eyes are no longer good enough to do detail stitching in the evenings 😦
But all of this has been on the back burner this week as I have been busy making bits for Abi’s 18th. There has been a bit of crochet, including a new pattern to share with you. I have been busy with my machine on two other gifts and also added a little hand quilting and I have some embroidery not yet started.
I have also been trying to finish the felted picture I am making for my Mum. Here is a little peek at one of the beginning stages.
Now for the ideas! Well, I have so many ideas of things I would like to make so I will just tell you about the ones I am hoping to get on with in the next few weeks.
I would love to make some more project bags (now, why ever I would need more?!!). I can’t see a pattern that is quite what I am looking for so I shall be combining one or two styles and attempting my own pattern.
I started my spiral blanket but after several rows it got frogged, I just wasn’t happy with it, I’m not sure why, I think it just seemed a bit flat. Here is what it looked like.
So, when I couldn’t sleep one night I lay and thought of all sorts of blankets I have seen and nearly settled for another round ripple when I had a fantastic idea, or at least I absolutely love the idea! This is where I tease you because I want to get a bit further with it before I show you but here is the tiniest peek.
I know, not much of a clue there but I will try and show you more soon when I have the first trial bit done. It is something I have never seen done before for a crochet blanket but I am sure someone, somewhere, has done it already.
While I was planning in my crafty notebook I came across this note from Abi…
It made me smile. (Nunars is a nickname I somehow acquired in our courting days!)
My other idea is for a sewing/project book. I have seen a couple recently but they don’t have quite what I am looking for so the creative brain cells will be getting another workout on a pattern for this one 🙂
Phew, well I must get going, I have a cake to ice, one gift not even started and three more to finish, not to mention Mum’s picture to finish!
What are you up to? Are you a little crazy like me with several wips or are you more organised and like to finish one thing at a time?