WIP Wednesday-25th April

This week has seen me take quite a relaxed approach to my projects. Mr C has had a change of rota at work and it’s been his big block of time off so we’ve had some family time, including my son’s first St. George’s Day parade with Beavers.

I’ve continued with the Coastal Crochet cal blanket. I’m up to the end of week 5 now, which seems to have happened very quickly. Choosing the colours has been more time consuming than the crochet itself! I have a larger amount of some colours than others so I’m trying to introduce the colours I have loads of without clashing too much. It’s going ok so far I think.

I’ve also tried to learn continental knitting. It took some getting used to, and I think I need more practise runs before applying it to a project, but it was a skill I’d been meaning to learn for ages. I’m definitely at beginner level with it and need to find a way to get an even tension, however I have taken the first step which is always a positive.

I’m also hoping to start a new pair of socks. I’m planning on making the easy lace socks by Winwick Mum. I even cast them on one evening, but discovered knitting in the dark is a bad idea for the first round of socks and frogged it pretty quickly thanks to twisting the cast on round.

What are you working on this week? Have you started any new projects? What skill would you like to learn?

18 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-25th April

  1. This has been a very long week and it is only Wednesday. Mother to hospital for a test on Monday then a ballgame that evening ( grand-girls softball), shopping on Tuesday and today yard work. I think age is slowing me down big time.

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  2. This is looking nice. Love the colour changes.
    I have done a little more of my jumper (still haven’t shared any pics) most of my time this week has been taken up with prep for a destash market. I have far more than I will use of somethings and bits of useable fabric plus a huge stack of magazines that I’m hoping to pass onto someone else. Fingers crossed I make a dent in my stash and get some $ to buy things I will use.

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  3. Your blanket looks lovely so far! I agree about knitting in the dark, I try not to do any fabric craft (embroidery or sewing, usually) in the afternoon as I find I’m more tired, and more likely to stuff it up. Good luck on continental knitting! πŸ™‚

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  4. Your blanket is looking so beautiful! Love the colors. They make me smile. I think your swatch for continental knitting looks great! I am cross stitching on the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler, trying to get caught up to the April section and the May section was just released. I also started knitting a new project. A shawl looking piece for the neck. There is nothing new I want to try at the moment. But I am sure something will come along πŸ˜‰

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  5. The colours are still looking lovely, I reckon as long as you don’t throw in a random neon orange you can’t go far wrong! Continental knitting is on my list as well, but for now I want to focus on tatting. It’s taking some work.

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