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FO Friday- double edition

Because I have finished two things!!!!!1

The baby hat is finished! Turns out I can knit an entire baby hat in a week (including time needed to finish spinning the fluff) Aside from one slight hiccup where papa tried putting the hat on upside-down (I think it’s called that? Maybe back to front???), it seems to be well received.

(Picture posted with both parents permission). And as you can see, there’s plenty of room for growing, something I planned for then thought I’d messed up so there wouldn’t be any. Phew!

I alsooooooooooooo, finally finished breathe!!!!!!!!

Not that you can really tell on that picture, but I’m really relieved it’s done! For those new people, this is a thing where every year I come up with a word/phrase of the year and create a hoop of it in some way, so that when I’m a ‘proper’ adult I can hang them all up on a wall. Last year was preparation, and now I’ve got less than 2 months to come up with next year. I’m thinking maybe Ravenclaw, since that’s my Hogwarts house and I’m thinking I want to try a word which I can aim for, if that makes sense. We’ll see…

 

Update on everything

So, I didn’t mean to be gone so long! Instead of my planned post about the delights of backstitch, let’s have an update on EVERYTHING. (And it will also remind me what I’ve got going!)

Wedding sampler:

B, D and E are finished, F is started nearly finished:

I’m working on a blanket. Its done in pieces, and then sewn together. I’ve finished all the squares (and half squares and quarter squares)

and done the first 7 rounds of the octagons (there are 16 of these). Of course the second 7 rounds will take longer because it’s getting bigger.

I’m not thinking about all the ends I have to weave in afterwards…

I finished a spinning thing! This is 187 meters of singles. I had to spin it as two spindle-fuls, and then do some nifty stuff to make it one length in the end. I’m very pleased with that 🙂

I’m doing more spinning, but I dont think that’s particularly interesting to photograph. At the moment I’m going to use the yarn to make a blanket, but I figure there’s a 75% chance I’ll change my mind more than once before I start it, so…

I decided I didn’t want to make the bird socks for the mother, so I’m now making them for me. Surprisingly, this ended my massive procrastination over the whole thing, so I’m working on these at the moment

Umm, what else is there?

Sami’s blanket has kinda ground to a halt because I’m using the hook for the other blanket (and the cross stitch needs to be finished first), but Im up to here with that:

I may take it to spinning with the hook and just plow on with it. (Again, I’m ignoring the ends on this thing…)

The elephant head will get frogged (if anyone can remember that far back…) so no picture of that.

My OLAS cardigan is in the corner staring at me because I’m not working on it…

And the breathe embroidary is still mostly being ignored… I’m too busy having fun with other things?

I think that’s everything important. Of course I have many socks on the

Umm, so yeah…

I was planning on starting up the monthly goals again, but since we’re so near the end of January, it isn’t really worth it. I will briefly mention my current projects though, so I can get into it next week when I talk about my February goals…

My main piece is the ‘breathe’ embroidery. I had hoped to have it done by the beginning of January, but hey ho…I’m now hoping to get it done by the end of January. Fingers crossed this happens…

My other piece with a definite time limit is the cross stitch wedding sampler.

Sometime next week I will work out how fast I need to work on this to have it done by the end of June (I think the wedding is happening in August and it will need framing as well).

Finally, my current big knitting project is still cockatoo brae. I’ve fixed the neckline, and now am procrastinating over picking up the stitches for the button-band, so I will try to make a swatch to see how many stitches I need to pick up. That probably won’t happen until February, but we shall see…

Start it Sunday- 2019 edition

No, that isn’t a typo. I’m starting to really consider what I want to do next year (craft wise, this isn’t a mid-life crisis or anything like that!), and I’m trying to remember that my word for next year is ‘Breathe’, and so how best to think things through than by doing the embroidery I got for it?

So far I have just filled in one cloud, and it’s a lot easier than I was expecting/fearing. So if anyone is sitting on the fence about trying embroidery, (and you want a nudge into trying it!) then definitely do so! I really like this style, and might try something similar next year for next years word! It’s not something I want to do more regularly I think (it took me 20 mins to do that little bit..), but it’s new and interesting and not terrifyingly bad to get stuck in with 🙂

Later on expect a blog post about this year in review and what I’d like to do next year! There are many plans, but I’m trying to be realistic (ha! I can try, at any rate!) so we’ll see what stays…

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