Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday FOs - - 20.04.2018

It's time to show off my finished objects for this week and, thank to a session of finishing things this morning, I have a few of them. Here they are.

Small Teapot Cosy #2 - top view
Small Teapot Cosy #2 - side view
I finished this one last weekend.

Comfort Bear #16 for 2018
Another week, another bear!

Graduation Owl #2 of 4 front view
Graduation Owl #2 of 4 side view
Another Graduation Owl finished.

Large Teapot Cosy - top view
Large Teapot Cosy - side view
I'm still working on the first item on my to-do list. One more should just about do it so I can work on the next item.

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

Richard.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday FOs - 13.04.2018

I have had  a reasonably productive week this week and have finished several items. Here they are in the order that they were finished.

Comfort Bear #15 for 2018
Another comfort bear finished.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours
The second of two beanies is finished. I don't think the person that commissioned me to make these will be expecting this one so early but I like to finish those things that I have been paid for as soon as possible.

Two Cup Teapot Cosy - Top view
Two Cup Teapot Cosy - side view.
When I checked my ToDo list I found that Teapot Cosies were at the top of the list and I had previously had a request for Two Cup Teapot Cosies so I figured that I would start with those.

Graduation Owl - Front View
Graduation Owl - Side view
I have had four of these waiting to be finished for quite a while now so it's probably about time I did something with them.

That's all I have for this week. I hope to have more finished for next week. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday FOs - 06.04.2018

While I haven't been making much progress on WIPs lately (not enough to justify a post in any case) I have been finishing items. This week I have finished another bear, and here it is.

Comfort Bear #14 for 2018
That's all I have for this week. I hope to have a bit more to show you next week.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday FOs - 30.03.2018

It's time to show off my finished objects for this week, and here they are.

Comfort Bear #13
Another Bear has been finished.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours
This is the first of two beanies that I have been commissined to make.

Beanie in Collingwood Colours on my head.
I aleays think that beanies should be seen on a head to get the best idea of fit and shape. This one turned out a little larger than expected so I hope it fits its intended recipient.

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


Richard.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday FOs - 23.03.2018

I have been a bit slack with my posting recently and have four weeks worth of finished objects to show off this week, and here they are.

Comfort Bear #9 for 2018
This is the bear that I should have shown off three weeks ago.

Comfort Bear #10 for 2018
This is the bear that I finished 2 weeks ago.

Shopping Bag in Pouch
Shopping Bag out of Pouch
This is the first of two shopping bags that I was commissioned to make. I finished this one last week.

Comfort Bear #11 for 2018
This is last week's bear.

Shopping Bag in Pouch #2
Shopping Bag out of Pouch #2
This is the second of two shopping bags that I was commissioned to make. it was finished earlier this week.

Comfort Bear #12 for 2018
This is this week's bear. I'm still on target to finish one bear every week. Hopefully I can get through a whole year and have 52 bears to show for it at the end.

That's it from me for this week. I didn't show my WIPs on Wednesday because I had only one item tht I had made progress on and there wasn't a lot of progress made on it.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 14.03.2018

I figured it was about time that I showed everybody some of the other things that I have been working on. Here are the WIPs that I have worked on this week.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I have spent some time waiting while a friend takes his driving test so this has been taken out of the bag. I have turned the last corner before I switch to black for a frame.

Shopping Bag with Pouch
This is the second of two shopping bags that I have been commissioned to make.

Beanie in Black and White (Collingwood Colours)
This is the first of two beanies that I have been commissioned to make.

Story Time Blanket
I have been making more progress on this in the last few weeks. I'm still quite a way off completing it.

That's it from me for now. If I remember I will post the finished objects from the last three weeks on Friday.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Mayhem - Periodic Update 26.02.2018

I figure it's about time I updated everyone on what's been happening. It has been a busy couple of months since Christmas and I need to look back on what has happened.

I have managed to keep up with the one comfort bear each week as well as working on other projects. My to-do list keeps growing but I don't seem to be getting much time to work on it. Here is what it looks like now:-

Things to make to replace stock for my market stall:

Teapot Cosies
bag holders
Sunhat and Bootees in white & pink
Matinee Jackets in pink and purple
Tiny Dogs
Heather Hippo
Large Witch
Large Penguin
Shopping Bags
More dinosaurs
Small Rabbit
Panda
Small Penguins
Frog Keepsake Pouch
Ankylosaurus
Bottle Cosies in more team colours (Bulldogs, Geelong, Essendon and West Coast)
Medium Bunny
Tiny Duck
Large Bunny
Small Turtles
Bonnet and Bootees
Platypus x 2
Koala x 2
Tommy Tortoise
Towel Toppers (Tea Towels)


Current Work In Progress:

Comfort Bears
Tunisian Spiral Blanket
Yarn Eater (Hungarian Crochet) Blanket
Story Time Blanket
Moogly CAL Blanket
Double Knit Butterfly Blanket
Corner to Corner Picture Blanket 
4 Graduation Owls
Large Jug Covers
Simple Owls

Things I'm itching to get started on:

Crochenit Knee Rug (same as Cot Blanket and will also use up some of my stash of 8ply)
Table Runners for each Australian state and territory (currently trying to design the ACT one).
Tunisian Crochet Intarsia Table Runner
Picture Blanket (need samples so people can see what they might be getting)
Article in Broomstick Lace
Article in Hairpin Lace

I have been signed up with a different college for the course that I started two years ago but now I thinking that I don't really need a diploma as I don't really need a job, at least not a full time job anyway.

I have also been helping out a friend who's wife left him for an old boyfriend. Unfortunately, he is only on his learners so needs a fully licenced driver to sit with him. I had hoped that those duties would be over by now but he failed his driving test so it's going to be a little while longer.

On another note, after losing only 2kg last year, I have manage to lose 3kg so far this year. Here's hoping I can keep it off this time. I took up delivering catalogues and I think that might be helping.

That's about it for now. Until next time, have a good one.
 
Richard.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday FOs - 23.02.2018

Another week has gone by and more finished objects to show you. Here are all the items I have finished this week.

Tiny Owl #3 for 2018
Tiny Owl #4 for 2018
Two tiny owls finished. I'm trying to make a few of thes in various colour combinations because I dan't have a lot of things that I can sell cheaply. I have have kids come up and ask what I had available for around $5 and these will fit the bill nicely.

Comfort Bear #8 for 2018
I am still managing to make one of these each week.

That's all my finished objects for this week. I hope to have a bit of time to take photos and post some progress shots next week. It all depends on whether a friend of mine gets his drivers licence on Monday as I have been spending time sitting next to him while he drives around.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday FOs - 16.02.2018

I have been a little more productive this week but still didn't have anything to show on Wednesday. I have finished another bear so you get to see that at least, and here it is.

Comfort Bear #7 for 2018
You can get some very interesting effects when using varegated yarn. This bear has a very interesting "Adam Ant" thing going on in the face that I didn't notice until I saw the photo in miniature.

That's it from me for this week. If I manage to get the time to take photos and post them on Wednesday then you will get to what else I have been working on.

Richard.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday FOs - 09.02.2018

I have been struggling to get anything done this week. While I did make some progress on my Tunisian Spiral blanket but not enough to warrent a post and I have finished a bear, and here it is.

Comfort Bear #6 for 2018
That's  all I have for you this week. Hopefully next week will be more productive.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday FOs - 02.02.2018

I managed to get photos of all my finished objects this week. I wasn't sure how I was going to do it but I have succeeded. So, without further ado, here they are.

Beanie
Mine was the only suitable head to display this on and my sister obliged in taking the photo. I wasn't really expecting to get this one finished so quickly as I'm usually quite a slow knitter.

Appliques
16 appliques all completed. I haven't sewn in any of the ends but I think the lady I have made these for can take care of them when she sews then on to the table covers that they have been made for so I am calling them finished.

Comfort Bear #5 for 2018
Another comfort bear finished and ready for service.

That's it from me for this week. I will be back home soon and everything will return to normal (whatever normal is).

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 31.01.2018

I have managed to get photos of everything that I have worked on this week and now it's time to show you the WIPs, and here they are.

Rose Corner to Corner Pixel Square
I past the half way point with this one and will soon be able to untangle all the different strands of yarn that have accumulated.

Tiny Owls
I went and bought some more yarn on Monday, just because I get a discount on my birthday, and started making more owls. I figure I would start with the smallest and work my way up.

That's all the WIPs for this week. Everything else that I have worked on this week is now finished. I can't promise that I will be able to post my finishes on Friday but I will try.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday FOs - 26.01.2018

Well, I not only finished this week's bear I managed to get a photo, and here it is.

Comfort Bear #4 for 2018
That's it for this week. I may be back on Monday to give a bit of a monthly wrap up or you may not hear from until I get back from my holiday, you just have to wait and see.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 24.01.2018

It's time to show everyone what I have been working on this week. Here are my WIPs.

Appliques
Finished another Angel this week. One more and the set will be complete.

Knitted Beanie
I have started shaping the top on this one. I have about 8 more rows to go.

Comfort Bear
I wouldn't normally incude this one in my WIPs but I don't know if I will be able to finish it as I will be travelling tomorrow and I don't know what time I will have on Friday. I'm also not sure if I will be able to post on Friday even if I do get this finished.

That's all I have for today. Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday FOs - 19.01.2018

I have only finished one item this week but I also finished one last week which I forgot to post so I'm showing you two finished items, and here they are.

Comfort Bear #2 for 2018
Last week's bear!

Comfort Bear #3 for 2018
This week's bear!

That's it from me for this week. I'm going away next week, going to my sister's place to celebrate my birthday, so I may not be able to post next Friday. I'm not even sure if I will be able to finish anything. I should be able to post on Wednesday so I will let you see my WIPs and then we will see what happens after that.

Until next time, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WIP Wednesday - 17.01.2018

Well, I managed to forget to post my FO on Friday, but I managed to remember to take photos of my WIPs today, so you get to see them at least. Here they are.

Knitted Beanie
I have made noticeable progress on this one, and now that I have added in the changes in colour, it's very easy to see.

Appliques
I managed to finish a couple of angels.

Tunisian Spiral Blanket
I even managed to make a couple of colour changes on this one.

That's it from me for now. Hopefully I will remember to post my FOs on Friday. Until then, have a good one.

Richard.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday WIPs - 10.01.2018

Another Wednesday and time to show what I have been working on this week. I have worked on three of my projects this week. Here are two of them.

Appliques
I finished the fourth heart and started on an angel. It doesn't look much yet but it will take shape over the next couple of days.

Knitted Beanie
One of the guys in church asked me to make him this one. It's not going to be all black, but starting in black definetely made the first few rows quite difficult.

That's it from me for now. Check back on Friday to see what the third item is.

Richard.