Saturday, 30 March 2013

Works in progress.

I thought I would share with you some of my WIP's. I like this term as it suggests that the item in question is ongoing and may also be finished one day!

I had been wanting to learn how to crochet for some time and, after many fumbled attempts, I was inspired by this circular cushion cover worked in trebles. I love the seaside colours, making me feel that summer is on its way. I used DK wool and a 4.00mm hook for the cover which measures approx. 38cm in diameter.
I have also knitted a circular cushion cover in similar colours but I've 'put it somewhere safe' and can't remember where!! Anyhoo, they both are awaiting their inserts so I will post again when they are complete.

Staying with the crochet theme, this is one corner of the granny square blanket I have started for my daughter, Bethany. She is off to uni in Edinburgh in September and is looking for bright and cheery items for her room. This is a fab way of using up my wool stash, as with the cushion above I am using DK wool with a 4.00mm hook.

The opposite corner.

A couple of individual granny squares and the joining stitches.
I'm glad I've got until September to finish this!!
Both the cushion and the blanket patterns were inspired by and adapted from the Rowan Purelife Home book, although I can't afford their beautiful tweedy colours at the mo.

Thought I'd finish off with some pics of the shawl collared waistcoat that I'm knitting for myself in lovely Sirdar Crofter DK which knits up in a beautiful soft Fairisle effect.

So there we are, only a few of my WIP's for you! These are my woolly ones, I'll show you my fabric ones another day. It's a wonder I ever get anything finished at all!!
How about you-what are you working on at the moment?

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