How exciting to be writing my first WIP post of the new year! One of my WIPs is actually a finished object now, but my second WIP is a kind of ‘partner in crime’ to it so I’m not posting a photo of it until they are both complete.
The first WIP (the now finished one) was a hot water bottle cover for me. I had a tonne of yarn left from my blooming flower cushion so I decided to push the boat out and make more coordinating accessories. I went for a relatively simple free pattern using stripes, and it has worked out quite nicely. I used all four colours from the cushion in roughly equal amounts to keep it fairly balanced, but chose duck egg blue for joining. I have no idea what this stitch is called, but it’s a free pattern from Ravelry.
Mr C then decided he wanted a cover for his hot water bottle too. I didn’t want to make an identical one, so I showed him some photos of stitches and he quite liked block stitch. I’ve chosen graphite (darker grey) as the colour for the double crochet stitches, and I will use it for joining and for the top part of the cover. Hopefully that will give it more of a masculine feel too. I am dreading sewing in the ends and will most probably deal with them in stages so that it isn’t too painful.So far I quite like how the stitch looks, although I think my tension on the double crochets leaves a little to be desired as there are a few unsightly gaps. Hopefully this will improve as I go along as I only started it this evening.
I aiming to have completed both covers in the next week or so, although Santa got me a new toy (a Silhouette Cameo 3!) and I have been exploring the possibilities of things I can make with that too. (A blog post on that is coming up!)
What are you working on? Have you started a new project for the new year? I’d love to hear, I’m on Instagram too @craftandothercrazyplans if you want to share on there.