This week saw one WIP being completed fully-the socks using Drops Fabel yarn are completely finished now after being blocked. Since last week the weather has changed a lot, the temperature has halved and it is tipping with rain compared to the slightly too warm sunshine we had a week ago. That means that the…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-28th June
After last week’s DIY sock blockers (which worked superbly), I thought I’d give Mr C another ‘being married to a craftaholic’ test and asked him to make me a crochet blocking board. I showed him a photo of one and he disappeared into the shed to find tools and materials. He used exterior plywood again…… Continue reading More DIY!
It’s not very often I get to do an FO Friday post as I seem to be working on longer projects and not getting much finished at the moment. Today is different though! The socks that caused so much trouble in the beginning with double pointed needles and magic loops are finally finished. It took…… Continue reading FO Friday-23rd June
I’ll start by confessing that this week I’ve broken my own rules and started another WIP, making a total of 4. Despite the second sock casting on challenges, I’ve turned the heel and am now onto the foot of Sock 2. I’m hoping that it’ll be completed by the end of the week. You can’t…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-21st June
My lovely niece is 6 tomorrow (I can hardly believe I’ve been an auntie for that long!) and, as always, I’ve made her birthday card. My parents in law also requested that I make her one from them, and suggested owls as a theme. They also wanted it to have a 6 on it and…… Continue reading Summer Birthday Cards
In preparation for sock two finally being finished, I thought I’d look into sock blockers. I know blocking is essential really with socks so I had a little search online. I showed them to Mr C and he thought we could whip some up ourselves. We went to B & Q to buy some exterior…… Continue reading DIY Sock Blockers
Slowly but surely, in between working (really, really far away this week!) I have managed to finish the first sock. It fits perfectly and the 9″ circulars have been a dream to use. Way behind schedule-I’d hoped to finish both by now-I decided to cast on the dreaded Second Sock whilst the children ate breakfast…… Continue reading The Curse of the Second Sock