Today’s WIP Wednesday is kind of a fib, as only one thing is actually a WIP. The advent calendar was completed last week, with a touch of embroidery at the top to finish it off. I was aiming for chain stich for the text but the thread was too fluffy and kept catching so I abandoned it and went for back stitch instead. It’s OK if you don’t look too closely. I’m a bit disappointed with the overall finish, as the rows of pockets are a bit wonky. The different fabric types stretched in different ways which I found really frustrating. I think I’m going to have to call it ‘rustic’ and be done with it!
The fire is a gas one which we don’t use so I don’t mind having it hung over it. At the moment it is attached in a very refined manner with blu tack (spot the teacher!), but we are planning on using self adhesive hooks when we get some. I bought chocolate coins to go in it as I don’t like them much so I won’t be tempted to wreck the diet and eat them.
I’ve also joined the Crochet Along which Bluebird and Daisy are hosting. Part 1 consists of 5 squares like this (2 more rounds to go on this one) and a strip along the side. It’s going to be a blanket for Mr Craft in camouflage colours. He asked for a blanket and really liked a granny square one that we saw at the village show. I could not imagine making a granny blanket for a person who is 6 foot 2 as I’d get bored. However, when I saw this CAL I thought it was a match made it heaven-lots of variety but still with the granny effect that he liked. I’m using aran yarn as I had a large ball of dark green and just ordered the other colours of Stylecraft Special aran. I’m really enjoying it so far and it’s growing fast.
I still have 2 Duck jumpers and a Monkey jumper to knit but it’s nice to have a crochet project and a knitting one on the go.
What are you working on? Top Secret gifts or things you can share? If you can share, please do, and if you can’t then drop a cryptic clue or two!