Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Riotous Baby Blanket

My hands were bored, there was a crochet hook and a ball of yarn.  One thing led to another, and a baby blanket was made.

It is really weird.  I love almost all of the colours in this blanket, from the rich green into the blue,  purple and flowing through to the red.  But I don't like the golden yellow and hate the colour morphing between the yellow and green.  Sadly this means that I don't like the blanket.

But it is the 14th completed project and the 17th item.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two more draw-string bags

I realised at 2.30pm that I hadn't done anything constructive with my day.  There has been pottering around, a bit of this, a bit of that, but nothing to physical to show.

My craft room has all sorts of bits in it, and I made a couple of little draw-string bag.  They were made simply because I could, but I had no idea what to do with them.  And then one started calling softly "I'm a gift bag, suitable for CDs." 

11.  Blue gift bag
12. Second blue gift bag

And the total is now up to 13 projects, 16 finished items, and we are at the beginning of week 16!  I am back on track!  Hooray!

A second thought on '52 in 52'

Time for a list.  Lists make me feel better.
  1. Rubik's Cube
  2. Wizard's false beard
  3. Hereford Helices socks
  4. Reverse stocking stitch socks
  5. Teal cardigan
  6. Purple and black socks
  7. Autumnal striped socks
  8. Rainbow sheep drawstring bag
  9. Black drawstring bag
  10. Rainbow hat
That's ten finished projects in 2013, but 14 finished items (there are two socks in a pair).  At the start of the year I very often count socks as '2' rather than 1 because it helps me feel further on.  Then later in the year when things are flowing, they revert back to 1.  :o)  

Using this logic, there are 14 finished items and 15 weeks have passed since the start of the year.  Perhaps things aren't as dire as they first appeared!

Monday, April 15, 2013

'52 in 52' is proving to be a challenge

As the title says, '52 in 52' is proving to be a challenge.  Here we are, half way through the fourth month, and I have a tiny number of completed projects.

I have been exceptionally good and finished three projects started last year; a teal cardigan, a pair of socks that started out as yoga socks, and a pair of stripy socks.  However, those stripy socks might not have been started last year.  They might have been sitting around, missing a toe for longer than that.  Yes, you read that correctly, I had a pair of socks, only needing a toe to be finished, and still they languished!  

These are good socks!  Not socks to be ignored for months on end!  Here they are:

These socks have now found a new home with Emily.  From the way she was holding them on Sunday, she will love them and look after them well.

The '52 in 52' count was at 4.  :o(  The teal cardigan, the purple socks and these beautiful socks bring it up to 7.  Also completed are two drawstring bags, bring it up to 9.

As a total, that isn't too bad!  It could be a lot better, but.... Oh, and there is a hat that I ripped back and re-knitted!  That's 10.  Double digits!