Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday WIPs -

Another week has gone by with only a little progress. Here are the projects that I have worked on this week.

Story Time Blanket
I have actually gone backwards on this one. I discovered a mistake that I had made quite a way back and it was a little too obvious and the only way the fix it was to frog back and redo it.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I took a friend to the doctors the other day and took this with me so I would have something to work on while I waited. I got through another couple of colour changes.

Trauma Teddy
I wouldn't normally show this one at this stage but I will be moving house soon and don't ecpect to finish this this year. Lots of packing, moving and unpacking will mean that I will be too busy.

I did work on Block #23 in the Moogly CAL this week but forgot about it when it came time to take photos. Hopefully I will be able to show you the completed block next week.

As usual, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday WIPS - 23.11.2016

I'm still struggling with getting any crochet done this week. I haven't worked on a Trauma Teddy at all, so don't expect me to post anything on Friday. I have managed to get a little bit done so here are the projects that I have worked on this week.

Story Time Blanket
One of my students decided to start a more complex project last Friday so I had to spend a bit more time helping her and didn't get much done on this one.

Moogly CAL Block 22
I managed to get this block finished but haven't worked on the latest block yet. I will still be making blocks when everyone else has finished putting their blankets together.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I was at the dentist today so I pulled this one out and did a bit while I was waiting. Unfortunately, I didn't get a lot done because I ran out of the pink I was using.

That's it from me for now. Be sure to check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday FOs - 18.11.2016

Well, I did manage to finish this week's Trauma Teddy as well as the one I started two weeks ago, so you get to see two Trauma Teddies this week. Here they are.

Trauma Teddy #30 for 2016

Trauma Teddy #31 for 2016
I'm quite a bit behind the one a week target I set myself when I first started these. Maybe I will manage that next year.

As usual, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have made.

Richard.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 16.11.2016

Well, I'm trying to get my crochet act together and have been a little more productive this week. I have lots of photos but only three projects, and here they are.

Story Time Blanket
My students didn't need as much help this week so I was able to give this project a little more of my time and made pretty good progress on it.

Butterfly Square - side one
Butterfly Square - Side 2
I managed to finish another butterfly and took photos of all the butterflies I have made so far.

8 Butterflies- side 1
8 Butterflies - side 2
Moogly CAL - Block 22
I almost got this block finished, just a little bit of sewing to be done.

That's it from me for this week. I have finished the Trauma Teddy that I started two weeks ago so I will be able to show that one on Friday and I should have this week's done by then also, so check back then to have a look at them. In the meantime, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 09.11.2016

I have definitely been quite slack when it comes to crocheting this week. I havent even finished last week's Trauma Teddy. The only project that I have worked on is the Story Time Blanket, and this is what it looks like now.

Story Time Blanket
I was able to make ggod progress on this thanks mainly to long stretches without a colour change.

I hope to have last week's Trauma Teddy finished before Friday, but don't hold your breath. In the meantime, check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 02.11.2016

Firstly, for those that were waiting for my Monday Show Report post, I'm sorry, I forgot again, but don't worry, I've included it in today's post.

And now to your regular Wednesday WIPs feature. I have managed to get a bit more done this week, with a but of time spent in waiting rooms and working security in the Craft Pavilion for a few hours, so here are the items that I have worked on this week.

Story Time Blanket
It seems that having two students and being in a section of the blanket that requires a lot of colour changes means that I don't make a lot of progress. I did make some progress so I guess that's a good thing, and I'm helping others learn the craft so that's an even better thing.

Butterfly Square - Side 1
Butterfly Square - Side 2
I did ten rows on this square while doing my first stint of security in the craft pavilion before heading out to showbag alley to pick up some bags of chocolate.

Rose Corner 2 Corner Pixel Square
This method of carrying the yarn instead of cutting it may save of having fewer ends to sew in but it can get very messy with all the strands of yarn getting twisted and tangled.

Moogly CAL - Block 21
Another block finished! I'm still behind but there is a chance that I will be able to catch up this week.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
A few more colour changes and I nearly at the next corner. I would say that that is good progress.

And now for the show report. I entered 5 items in this year's show and I managed to get a first and a second in the "Tricot, Broomstick, Hairpin" category, and here they are.

Prize winning Beanie and Scarf.
That just happens to be my favourite category to enter as not many other people do. In saying that I should point out that (a) if the judges didn't think the entries were good enough they wouldn't award a prize and (b) mine weren't the  only entries in that category this year.

That's it from me for now. I will try to get my Trauma Teddy finished this week so that I can show it off on Friday, but don't hold your breath. In the meantime, be sure to check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday WIPs - 26.10.2016

I have had another week of not getting as much done as I would have liked. Here are my WIPs for this week.

Tunisuan Spiral Blanket
I managed another change of colours this week and I expect to do a bit more on it tomorrow as I will be taking a friend to a dentist appointment in Wodonga.

Story Time Blanket
This one is getting so big that it's getting difficult to photograph. I might have to get the stepladder out soon.

Moogly CAL 2016 Block 21
I didn't get this one finished this week, although there is still a chance I can finish it before the next block comes out on Friday.

That's it from me for now. I doubt if I will have anything to show you on Friday but I might have something to show you on Monday. Today I took my entries for this year's Albury Show down to the Craft Pavilion for judging and I will find out the results on Friday. If I win anything I will do a Manday Mayhem post to show off my wins.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the links in the sidebar to see what other people have been working on.

Richard.