crochet · Knitting

WIP Wednesday-16th August

There’s not been a lot of progress this week as, although I had grand plans for holiday knitting, I was either navigating in the car or freezing in the tent. Neither of those scenarios are conducive to completing projects. I did squeeze in a little craft time though!

The sock is now on the home straight as I’ve turned the heel. It’s a good fit on Mr C; one of the benefits of him being on holiday from work is that he’s here to try it on at every stage. He wants it to be as long as possible so I have a lot of knitting to do in the 2 x 2 rib that the pattern calls for!

I’ve only added a handful of rows to the shawl this week too, but it’s better than nothing. I do love the colours, they’re very relaxing and I’m never quite sure what’s coming up next!

I also finished the crocodile stitch slippers off completely, the purple works quite well.

What are you working on? Have you made a lot of progress? What do you do to keep on track during the ‘boring’ (i.e. monotonous) parts of projects? Please share your tips!

35 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-16th August

  1. So many beautiful colours to work with! I looove the purple slippers.
    ‘as long as possible’ means I’m now imagining a man walking round in thigh-high stripy knitted socks. Not sure how I feel about that :p

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  2. love all your knitting at the moment Mrs C. I rarely knit or crotchet but I did rather lose my way with my cross stitching and had several very large ufo’s. I have joined a SAL group, we each stitch on our own (and very different) projects but post every three weeks on our progress. They are a very supportive group and have really motivated me and the first project I chose to work on is almost done now. I think regular photographs and encouraging comments from friends are the best motivation.

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  3. I’m imagining Mr.C in a ‘sock onesie’ … right up to the top of his leg, and held on with a fancy suspender belt. Ooh la la! LOLOLOL
    I’m filled with anticipation regarding the shawl. (love those magical colours)
    But the Crocodile Slippers … Ohhh, ohh, Mrs.C!!! They’re large fairy shoes! Totally adorable. I love them to pieces.
    GREAT make and brilliant post.
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. You have to make more of those and get yourself an Etsy shop or something like that. You’d make a killing from them. (but unless they’re green …. call them Pixie Boots, or Fairy Slippers, or Elf creepers .. something like that, … and keep the Crocodile name for the greeny ones; or you could call them Dragon Hero Poppons or something cute like that, to appeal to little ones.)

        Obviously for us big girls they’d be Valenteetoes. (Valentino)
        LaBootOns (Louboutin)
        Coochy Goochees (Gucci)
        MeMees (Miu Miu)
        PaJammy Achoos. (Jimmy Choo)

        …. aw… I’m on a roll now. LOL. I’m sure you can come up with some great names for your fantastic cutie booties.
        Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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      2. Hehe, all kinds of names! She’s ordered pink ones for her granddaughters too 😊 I may get an etsy shop, eventually. I’m just too slow at making (or too squeezed, time wise, between housekeeping and children!) But thanks for the fab names for the slippers, they’ve definitely made me smile. X

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  4. Wow. Sock is a thing of beauty and slippers are fabulous too. I crocheted some socks for my hubby and he too had to try them on after almost every row. I have a problem with making pairs though. They never match exactly.

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  5. Oooh I love the purple slippers!
    I’ve only just picked up a crochet scarf that’s been lying idle for over a month. The only reason I did was because I’ve just bought more yarn and I think I should probably try to finish it before I get distracted!

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  6. Oooh I love the colors in the socks! I hear you on the monotony, though. I have a removable stitch marker that I use for a lot of projects, and I tend to work on them with a podcast it lecture in the background.

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  7. Yes the weather could have been better, it turned nippy in that cool wind.. Just so love those slippers Mrs C and so glad Mr C is pleased with how the sock is coming along.. I have never tried knitting socks.. Mittens, yes, All looks to be coming along nicely πŸ™‚ ❀

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  8. Ooooh, these look great… I’m going to join the herd here and declare my love for the purple slippers, I’m sure they’re so cosy! And popping on something on the TV is how I get through monotonous knitting stretches – I actually quite enjoy it then! Good luck with Mr C’s super socks πŸ˜€

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