Works In Progress

Finished Works October 2017

November already. How did that happen? I had grand plans of making loads of handmade Christmas gifts, but seeing as it takes me around a month to finish anything, I guess I’ll be doing the majority of my Christmas shopping on amazon. Again.

I have managed to finish a few pieces since my last blog post a few months ago though *gives myself a congratulatory pat on the back*. Actually, I’ll maybe hold off on the congratulations after my slippers disaster. More on that later….

First up is the crochet cushion for my son that I wrote about a couple of posts back, to go with his sister’s. It was made with recycled t-shirt yarn; I found using this hurt my hands after a while so I had to take regular breaks from it. I am quite a tight crocheter though so that might have had something to do with it. Here’s a pic of it being used. I’d love to say my children sit as peacefully side-by-side on their cushions all the time, but this was entirely posed (with the help of Paw Patrol…)

Next up is the bolero I started for my daughter back in May. Once again, I am reminded of the importance of checking gauge. It fits ok the moment, but is a bit on the small side, especially at the front. I will learn one day. Probably.

Next up are these Game of Thrones-inspired mittens for myself. I love them. They are seriously comfy and totally channel my inner-geek. My friend liked them so much she asked me to make her a pair, which I’m in the process of doing. I can’t decide whether I prefer them in the red or green – any preferences? I am on holiday at the moment, so can’t remember what yarn I used, but if anyone wants to find out, or where to get the pattern, just let me know and I’ll have a look when I get home.

And, finally, we come to the slippers. The ‘know your limits’ moment of knitting. I tried to adapt a pattern for slippers to make them bigger. As you can see below, I ended up with ones best suited for a clown. It is safe to say, I was happy to frog this knitting disaster.

So that’s me – what have you all been working on?

12 thoughts on “Finished Works October 2017

  1. How super cute are those two, sitting on the cushions watching tv. They are adorable. The bolero looks very pretty on your daughter. I think it may just fit long enough. She looks pleased with it.
    Love the mittens, such a stunning pattern.

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