Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday FOs - 01.09.2017

Well, I'm still as forgetful as ever. I took photos last Friday and forgot to post them, so you get two weeks of FOs this week, and here they are.

Trauma Teddy #31 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #32 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #33 for 2017
Three mor trauma teddies ready to be distributed and one more under construction. I'm struggling to catch up with the one per week target that I set at the beginning of the year, but I'm not far behind.




Progress on my WIPs has been a bit slow due to having a vouple of extra students to teach on Friday mornings and having been commissioned to make appliques. Once I get working on the appliques I will be getting photos so you will get to see them.

That's it from me for now. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday FOs - 11.08.2017

I have had a reasonably productive week this week. I have manage to finish four bears and a shopping bag, and here they are.

Trauma Teddy #27 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #28 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #29 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #30 for 2017
Shopping Bag #3 for 2017 in pouch
Shopping Bag #3 for 2017 out of pouch
I had hoped to get this week's teddy and the owl finished for today but it wasn't to be so you will get to see them next week if I remember to post.

That's it from me for this week. Until next time, look after yourselves and those you care about.

Richard.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 09.08.2017

I thought it was about time I posted some progress photos so here are some of the items that I have been working on recently.

Story Time Blanket
This one has seen the most progress this year as I have been working on it during crochet class. Fortunately, most of my students don't need a lot of help so I get plenty of time for this.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
This one is still my goto project when I'm sitting in waiting rooms. It's almost big enough to start thinking about the border.

An Owl
I would like to make a few of these before my next market, which should be later this month.

That's it for my WIPs this week. All the other projects I have worked on recently are now finished so come back on Friday and you might get to see some more (if I remember to post).

Richard.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday FOs - 04.08.2017

Forgive me followers for I have sinned. It has been 10 weeks since my last post, and I haven't posted a WIP update since the beginning of the year.

I have finished quite a few items since I last posted so this post is going to be quite heavy on photos, mainly of Trauma Teddies, and some of those look very similar to each other as I made several in Salvation Army colours.

Here is everything that I have finished in the last 10 weeks in the order that I finished them.

Trauma Teddy # 20 for 2017
Owl # 1 for 2017
Owl # 2 for 2017
Trauma Teddy # 21 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #22 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #23 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #24 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #25 for 2017
Trauma Teddy #26 for 2017
I have not only been slack with posting, I have also been slack with my finishing. I have the makings for 4 more teddies sitting next to me, so, if I manage to post next week, expect to see more teddies.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday FOs - 26.05.2017

Well, two weeks ago I didn't finish anything so didn't have anything to show, last week I had something finished, took photos, then forgot to post, so this week you get two weeks of finished.

Trauma Teddy #17 for 2017
The first one finished last week and still in Salvation Army colours.

Trauma Teddy #18 for 2017
I started this one on SES volunteer appreciation day so he is wearing orange in their honour.



Small Jug Cover
I think this is #4 for this year.

Trauma Teddy #19 for 2017
This is technically last week's bear but I didn't finish it in time for last Friday. I have started on this week but it's currebtly sitting on the table next to me waiting to be finished.

Jug Cover #5 for 2017
Jug Cover #6 for 2017
With these two jug covers I think I have enough small ones now so I will move onto medium size ones.

I still have a number of items that are close to being finished but they're still packed in boxes somewhere. I got news this week that the college I was studying through has gone into voluntary liquidation so I guess I will have a bit more time to sort things out and find all my projects now.

That's it from me for this week. I hope you all have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday FOs - 05.05.2017

After a reasonably eventful week where I managed to lose 1.2kg and a tooth I also managed to finish another teddy. Here it is!

Trauma Teddy #16 for 2017
I might be sticking with these colours for a little while, although some may think a little boring.

That's all I have for you this week, I hope you had a good one, see you next week.

Richard.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday FOs - 28.04.2017

Another week has gone by and another Trauma Teddy (or Confort Bear if you would prefer) has been finished, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #15 for 2017
I'm sticking with the Salvation Army colours with this one and will probably do a few more before I change my colour scheme.

That's the only thing I have completed this week. Until next week, have a good one, bye for now.

Richard.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday FOs - 21.04.2017

Another week has passed and I have managed to complete twp more items. I don't think it would surprise anyone to know that one of those is a trauma teddy.

Small Jug Cover
Number 3 for this set of jug covers. I need to make a couple more at this size and then I will start on some larger ones.

Trauma Teddy # 14 for 2017
Someone this week suggested that calling these bears "Trauma Teddies" is a bit harsh. The suggestion was that, instead of naming it after what it's supposed to help with, we should, perhaps, name it for what it is supposed to do. To that end I have been thinking that they should be called "Comfort Bears" as they are to provide comfort to children going through trauma,

That's it from me for this week. I hope you all have a good week and I will be back next week.

Richard.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday FOs - 14.04.2017

Another week means another Trauma Teddy as well as a small jug cover, and here they are.

Small Jug Cover
I need to make a couple more this size before working on some a little bigger.

Trauma Teddy #13 for 2017
My CO has asked for a few bear in Salvation Army colours so you will see a few like this over the coming weeks.

That's it from me for this week. Haooy crafting until next week.

Richard.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday FOs - 07.04.2017

Another week has gone and I have a couple of FOs to show this week, and here they are.

Small Jug Cover
Another Jug Cover to add to the stall. I think I'm going to be working on these for a while.

Trauma Teddy #12 for 2017
I'm still managing to finish one of these each week, even if they are a little later than I would like. This is last week's teddy. This week's still has a way to go before it's finished.

That's it from me for this week. I hope you all have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday FOs - 31.04.2017

I have been trying to get this week's trauma teddy finished today but it's still incomplete. I have, however, finished last week's trauma teddy so I can show you that one, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #11 for 2017
I have tried to do something different with this one but it hasn't quite worked the way I wanted. the shape on the chest is supposed to be a heart. I may try again sometime but I'm not in any hurry.

That's it from me for this week. I hope to be able to get two trauma teddies finished for next Friday. I will have at least one done by then. I also hope to be able to post a Wednesday WIPs post next week, but I won't promise anything.

Richard.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday FOs - 24.03.2017

Well, I missed doing a Wednesday WIP post again this week, and I haven't finished this week's Trauma Teddy, but I did finish something, and here it is.

Small Jug Cover
At my last market I sold the last of my small jug covers. That combined with the fact that I only have one of each of the other two sizes means that I need to make more so other projects have been put on hold for a little while.

I still need to finish this week's Trauma Teddy and will do that some time this weekend so you will get to see it next week along with next week's teddy.

That's it from me for this week.

Richard.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday FOs - 17.03.2017

Happy St Patrick's Day to all that celebrate it.

I was a bit slack this afternoon and didn't take a photo of this week's bear while I still had daylight so the photo I ended up with is lightly out of focus, and here it is.

Trauma Teddy #10 for 2017
I'm hoping to have something a bit special for the next one of these. I just have to see if I can pull it off.

That's it from me for this week. My apologies for not showing off my WIPs on Wednesday. I will be back next week.

Richard.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday FOs - 10.03.2017

Well, I missed last Friday's post but I have managed to get this one in, so now you get 2 weeks worth of finished objects. Don't get too excited though, the only things I have finished in the last couple of weeks are trauma teddies, and here they are.

Trauma Teddy #7 for 2017
This is the one that should have been finished a couple of weeks ago but only got finished last week.

Trauma Teddy #8 for 2017
This is last week's teddy that I finished last weekend.

Trauma Teddy #9 for 2017
And this is this week's teddy so I am now officially caught up.

I really need to get stuck into my other projects but there just seem to be so many things taking my time away from crochet.

That's it from me for this week. Hopefully I will get my act together and have more to show off next week.

Richard.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday WIPS - 07.03.2017

I have been neglecting this blog for too long and it's time to do something about that. I have missed the last couple of Wednesday WIPs posts because I have started playing darts and I finish quite late on a Wednesday and I didn't do an FO Friday post last week because some of my wife's relatives were in the area and we spent some time with them. Enough of the excuses, here are the items that I have worked on in the last couple of weeks.

Story Time Blanket
Progress on this has been quite slow lately due to me using my crochet class time to finish off the week's trauma teddy. I hope to get a bit more done on this this week but time will tell.

Corner-to-Corner Pixel Blanket
This is the only project that I worked on while at the Baby Bazaar a week and a half ago. I quite like the fact that there are less ends to work in but the yarn is getting quite tangled. I'm sure it will sort itself out once I start on the decreases but I really need to figure out a better system.

Shopping Bag
I'm a little worried that I won't have enough of this cotton to finish this off so I may have to substitute something else. It won't be the first time I've done that so we will see how I go.

That it from me for now. Hopefully I will be back on Friday with at least 2 bears being those completed in the last couple of week. This week's bear may also be finished so you may get to see three.

Richard.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday FOs - 24.02.2017

I need to get my act together somehow. I've missed posting my WIPs for the last couple of weeks and I failed to finish my bear last week. Well, I've now finished last week's bear but this week's is still in pieces. Here is my finished object for this week.

Trauma Teddy #6 for 2017
I will get this week's bear finished soon and get to work on some of my WIPs  sometime soon. Hopefully I will manage to remember to post some more pics.

That's it from me for this week. Hope you all have a good week and I'll see you next week.

Richard.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday FOs - 10.02.2017

I kinda missed doing my Wednesday post due to getting home late. I have decided to get back into darts and we didn't finish until about 11:30. I have still managed to finish my bear, so here it is.

Trauma Teddy #5 for 2017
I finished this one this morning at crochet class and a couple of my students were very interested in it.

That's it from me for this week. I will try to post something next Wednesday but I may have to do it before going out.

Richard.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday FOs - 03.02.2017

I'm a little late with this this week as I forgot to post this last night. It's still Friday in some places in the world so I guess it should still be good. Here is my finished object for this week.

Trauma Teddy #5 for 2017
This is the only thing I finished this week but I'm sure others will have finished something. You will have to search for yourselves for other FOs as I still haven't updated the links in the sidebar. It seems that life and study keep getting in the way.

That's it from me for this week. I will post again on Wednesday.

Richard.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday WIPs - 01.02.2017

It's Wednesday night and time to post pictures of my WIPs for this week. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos this afternoon so, instead of natural light photos, you get flash photos. Here they are.

Moogly CAL 2016 Block #24
This is technically the last block for the blanket, but, since my squares are somewhat smaller than the prescribed 12" squares that others are doing, I will have done an extra block to make this a square knee rug size blanket.

Moogly CAL 2016 Extra Block
I took this block from the 2015 Moogly CAL. Now that I have my squares done I can get onto joining them. I might actually start this year's CAL before everyone gets more than 4 squares done.

Shopping Bag with Pouch
This has been my go-to project for when I don't want to try reading a pattern.

That's it from me for now. Check back on Friday to see if I have managed to finish anything.

Richard.