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WIP Wednesday-11th October

It’s been another crochet week, including a ‘just for fun’ project I’d been meaning to try. I haven’t been terribly productive as I’ve been at work a lot, but even so, some progress has been made.

I’ll start with the ‘business’ project. It’s another pair of slippers, this time for a man. I agreed to make them before checking the patterns sizes, and soon realised that the pattern didn’t go up to the size I needed! I looked at the amount of stitches increased per size to work out how many stitches I would need for the new size, but then came across a problem. The increases in the original pattern made the ankle part larger but not the toes, If I made the required number of stitches I’d have ended up with bizarrely large ankle holes and out of proportion toes. I decided to try and increase the stitches in the toe area too, so I went through the pattern, did some careful working out with multiples of 6 (and 4) and made sure my gauge was correct. Fortunately the first one was a success, so I now just need to make the second. I feel quite proud of my pattern adaptation, it was well worth the maths.

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These man sized slippers are mid green (not grey, as the photo would suggest!)

 

The other project was only a WIP for a short time, but I’ll let it have a place on here anyway. My son has started having longer stories at bedtime, and he was in dire need of a bookmark. (He was using a sock as bookmark; I didn’t dare to enquire about whether he had worn it or not.) I had seen this rat bookmark online several times and decided to take the plunge. It was fairly simple to make, though the legs were a little fiddly. It has caused great amusement here (mainly for Mr C, who has put it in various doors etc to peek out!) The pattern can be found freeΒ here.

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That’s my WIPs summed up for this week, I have a few cards to make in the next week or so too. What have you been making? Do you ever make a little project just for fun?

 

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39 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-11th October

  1. LOOOOOOVE the book-mark! What a creative solution to a problem – and such a wonderful one for a young man like Master Craft!
    The slippers for a man … crumbs, I’d have had a meltdown over re-sizing.
    I think you’re amazing. Brilliant. Wonderful.
    but then … you knew that already!
    Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌻

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  2. Great job with the math!
    Love the book mark – I can imagine it is much of an improvement – although I’m sure the sock wasn’t bothering anyone but you πŸ™‚ I can also imagine Mr C having a great time placing the said book mark around – I know my hubby would

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  3. well done on the slippers! I’ve never tried adult size boots/slippers. As it happens I need a new pair of slippers myself so I think the time has come for me to just get on with it so thanks for the crochet inspiration. I also love the bookmark and may run a few up so thanks for the pattern link – it made me laugh about using the sock, my kids do this sort of thing all the time. Ya gotta love em πŸ™‚

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