It’s been a while since I updated you on my WIPs … so I thought I’d drop by and let you know how a few things are coming along. The past few weeks have been manic (to put it simply) and my health has been up and down … I’ve been pushing it too far and doing too much. I know I have. So I’ve really appreciated the few times when I have felt well enough to do some crafting. And this weekend just gone was spent doing nothing but watching TV, crochet and sleeping.
About three weeks ago in my Sunday Sevens I shared a sneak into two of my projects that are on the go at the moment.
My circular crochet
shrug blanket …
… and a knitted tea cosy …
I was having a right headache over my circular shrug. I loved the colours and the way it was coming together, but every time I tried it on I hated it. It didn’t lay right at all. So I ripped it back by 18 rows (eeeeeeep), to just before the arm holes were created, and decided to turn it into a blanket instead. Still an awesome stash buster, but all of this unravelled yarn scared me … that’s a lot to redo.
It’s been my go to project when I’m having a brain fog day, of which recently there have been plenty … my hands can work and my mind doesn’t have to think about what they’re doing. I’m a lot slower when I feel rough and I still have six rows to do before I get back to where I was, but I’m not worried about that now. Just happy I have something I can work on during the bad days.
The other project I’m slowly working on is a knitted tea cosy. I’ve been finally putting my increase/decrease lesson into practice with another task from Libby Summers’ book Anyone Can Knit.
It’s a reversible tea cosy that will be purple and grey when it’s finished. So far, I’ve completed both of the purple pieces. Next up is the grey.
Knitting makes little sense to me at the moment. I’m following the instructions, but not fully understanding them. Decreasing while following a pattern was hard. I ended up making a kind of “map” of the pattern to help follow what I was doing and then writing that out onto a pattern to follow. There must be an easier way of doing this … if you know of any thing to help please let me know. Maybe it’s just something that eventually clicks … I hope so.
I still have a few other WIPs on the go … my summer filet crochet top and my cube blanket. They’re at a standstill right now. I’ll get back to them eventually. Next up though will be some Christmas goodies. I have a few planned but we’ll talk about them later.
Anyways … back to resting. Have a good week!