Friday, July 30, 2010

Lucy Bag Progress

After a few false starts; due mainly to me creating my starting chain far too tightly and then too loosely, I am now making great progress on my Lucy bag and have got most of the bottom of the bag completed. I do however have to report that I decided that more colour was required and have purchased a few more ball of yarn to add to this project. I am also currently trying very hard to resist the urge to go and buy tonnes of DK cotton & acrylic in bright ‘Lucy’ colours. The urge to buy lots of bright coloured yarn and to cast-on (if that is the correct term) a whole bunch of crochet projects is strong, but I must resist as I already have far too many WIPs already not to mention that I really do not want to have to move into a bigger house just so accommodate my stash.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh Dear!!!!

I seem to have developed another obsession – crocheting. I am going to blame my friends over on Ravelry who have been producing gorgeous crocheted items. Through them I became away of Lucy, her gorgeous crocheted creations and her wonderful blog (Attic24). The way she puts together is unlike anything I would normally choose for myself but I am really drawn to the colours Lucy puts together. So after several days of looking I gave in and went on a quick shopping spree at lunchtime and came away with these:
Which I am hoping to be able to turn into a bag.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oh Bother

I have done it again – started a couple of new projects (one knitting and one cross-stitching) rather than work on one of my many WIPs. The first project I started; completed about 2 dozen stitches on and then put away; was Summer Banner which is one of the projects that I have on my list to work on in July so starting it was not too bad but I should really have progressed one of my WIPs from the July project list first.

Then this morning while getting ready for the commute to work I realised that I did not have a project in my handbag for the train journey to work. So I grabbed a ball of sock yarn & some 2.5mm needles and have cast-on for a pair of basic ribbed socks. Oh well these will now be the project that I carry around in my handbag and I will try to not work on them at home.

Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by WiseHilda
Yarn: Regia Sock Monster
Started: 15th July 2010

This is a pattern that I have knitted up before and should be a relatively quick knit. Maybe I should put away all my WIPs and only work on 2 or 3 for the rest of the month.

Friday, July 02, 2010

June Report and July's Plan

In June I said I would work on each of the following WIPs for at least 2 hours.

  1. Deirdre Shawl (knitting) - yes
  2. Ishbel Shawl (knitting) - finished
  3. Lime Vanilla Socks (knitting) - yes
  4. Tapestry Ribbon Bag (knitting) - yes
  5. Monthly Musings (cross-stitching) - yes (almost finished)
  6. The Big Zipper (cross-stitching) -no
  7. Their Song (cross-stitching) - yes
  8. Needlecase (stitching) - yes
  9. Stitch Marker Holder (stitching) - yes
  10. Jelly Roll Bag (sewing) - no

Well the plan sort of worked; I managed to work on all of the WIPs with the exception of The Big Zipper and the Jelly Roll Bag. Ishbel has been completed and Monthly Musings just needs to be washed; ironed and have the buttons added.

July's Project List

  1. Deirdre Shawl (knitting)
  2. Rainbow Cable Socks (knitting)
  3. Lime Vanilla Socks (knitting)
  4. Tapestry Ribbon Bag (knitting)
  5. Charity Knitting (knitting)
  6. Monthly Musings (cross-stitching)
  7. The Big Zipper (cross-stitching)
  8. Summer Banner (cross-stitching)
  9. Their Song (cross-stitching)
  10. Needlecase (stitching)
  11. Stitch Marker Holder (stitching)
  12. Jelly Roll Bag (sewing)

The plan is to spend a minimum of 2 hours on each of the above projects; if a miracle occurs and I actually manage to finish a project I might allow myself to add in a replacement project. The only other thing that I plan to do is to wash Monthly Musings and the tiny sampler which I finished the stitching on in June & add the buttons.