WIP Wednesday-19th April

This week has seen a bit of rebellion against my own rules. I’m not sure whether it was brought on by an overindulgence in chocolate, a bank holiday or the fact I’m at home whilst the children are at school/preschool because my school has different term dates. Anyway, whatever the reason, this week there are THREE WIPs!

The first is a simple stash buster, an Attic 24 cosy stripe blanket for my son using the leftover yarn from my husband’s gigantic granny square blanket. This is a project that will be slower paced, with the aim of it being completed before their boys’ camping trip in the Summer holidays. It’s a lovely, simple pattern for when I’m watching TV etc. I’m 8 rows in already, so I’ve got a good start.

The next project is an experiment, which may or may not ever be completed. I wanted to make some baskets for my bedroom, and this chunky cream chenille sparkle yarn which I bought from Aldi in the autumn seemed perfect.  It’s quite rough, and not something I’d like a blanket made from. However, I thought it would make lovely chunky baskets. I am making up the pattern, so far the base is a sunburst granny square which I’m just going around in treble crochet until it’s the right size. It’s another no rush project, but it’ll work on it when I’m in the mood for thinking and calculating!

I’m halfway around the next round, which makes it look a little wonky. We’ll see…

The final project is a ‘need to get finished’ one. I started a mermaid tail for my niece but realised I didn’t have enough yarn and couldn’t get more to match. I bit the bullet and bought 3 x 200g balls of James C Brett marble chunky in these gorgeous blues, greens and purples. It’s to be completed by June, but it’s my priority at the moment so will hopefully be completed fairly quickly!

After that exhausting round up, I’m wondering whether three WIPs is pushing the boundaries a little!

What are you working on this week? How are your projects coming on? Feel free to share links to your instagram etc so I can take a look!

52 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-19th April

  1. I should be working on the first stage of birthday cake baking for Pickle’s party on Friday, but instead I have brought my knitting and a skein of yarn to wind to my friends house to do some emergency babysitting. I may have to resort to a shop bought cake as I don’t think I will have time to get it done tomorrow! Not to mention I haven’t actually planned what I’m baking!

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    1. I only like to have 1 or 2 on the go at once, and I just make myself finish one before starting another. I’m loosening up a bit now though, I just don’t like having lots of half finished things lying around.

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      1. I’m always struggling with that. I try to keep the number of projects on the go to a reasonable number, but there are so many things I want to make!

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  2. I love the colour combo on that blanket, you have such great taste! I’m almost finished a baby dress and I started to make more diamonds last night from a project I started way back. Also going to tackle my c2c lol – twinklehook_ is my instagram though I’ve not posted much crochet lol

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  3. A sunburst granny and treble basket will be lovely! I am also going to be rolling a basket into my wips soon – a picnic basket that I want to crochet a little gingham picnic blanket to go with it. I have all of my materials, I’ve just been trying to resist starting it. I am working on a long duster style sweater for my daughter’s birthday which is May 1st so that is my priority. I also started crocheting a maxi-skirt for myself! πŸ™‚

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  4. You are so good to just have three WIPS. Good luck with them all. I am actually sitting here on my sofa with a blanket next to me – knitted in James C Brett Marble Chunky !

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  5. I think it makes sense to have a mix of simpler and more complicated projects on the go at the same time. Sometimes we want busy hands but a relaxed brain!


  6. I have about 6 wips going on atm lol must finish something today! Love the colours of your granny stripe. Mermaid tails are on my list, two daughters (4 and 6) means two tails though, I really should get cracking before they’re too old to want one πŸ™‚

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  7. Oh my gosh I love the colour yarn you’re using for the mermaid tail! I’m super jealous, I want one. πŸ™‚ I’ve got two cross stitch WIPs on the go, one crochet WIP and theres one cross stitch one I need to start as I’m planning on giving it as a Christmas present and if I don’t start it soon it wont be ready in time. xD

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      1. They take longer than you think, even small ones πŸ™ˆ December is still quite far away but the main body of it takes 32 hours to stitch and the extra bits two hours each and I have 37 of those! I best get started πŸ˜‚

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  8. I love the start of the next project.
    You are very good to have so few projects on the go. Between knitting, quilting & papercrafts I have several! I did see a comment on cross stitch too – I think there is one of those somewhere too!

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  9. I know all three will come out well.. Everything you touch you have that magical touch which comes out beautifully..
    I have nothing in progress at the moment… Though I have a large bag of dark coloured wools which my hubby brought from a friend when she emigrated to Australia .. She had two boys so all her wool was browns and dark blues.. So I am thinking of getting to grip with my crocheting skills and to make squares for a throw.. πŸ™‚ But that will not get started now until Autumn .. As the allotments take up more time.. πŸ™‚
    So my hat is off to you with a young family as well… πŸ™‚

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      1. It will and it will help me with my crocheting skills… I have lots of patterns for throws and may after a practice of the stitches decide to do one of those.. Your beautiful crocheting always looks so wonderfully neat and you always choose a happy blend of colours.. πŸ™‚

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous yarn for the mermaid tails! Quite jealous I will admit. I’m looking for the perfect yarn to start on the tail I’m making for my best friend. Maybe I’ll have to look into buying some of this!
    Have a great time!

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