Work in Progress

Fourteen squares completed, I think I’ll need about 40 or so to make this blanket. And, like usual, I’m having what I call craft anxiety. I’ve mentioned it before and it happens at some point during most major projects, whether its crochet or painting or an extravagant six-layer rainbow cake.  The I did love it, but now I’m not sure I like it at all thoughts usually pass and I keep working on the project. Sometimes though, I deliberate for a while before continuing and sometimes I don’t finish the project. When I do keep going I always end up happy with the result. Fingers crossed that happens with this granny square blanket.

 

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Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm  Comments (6)  
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Work in Progress

A new project has begun, with a due date in late June. It is an eight-colour granny square throw and this time I am following a colour scheme I found in a pattern, rather than putting together my own. I’m using Panda Magnum Soft 8ply yarn straight from my stash and I’ve matched the suggested colours in the pattern pretty well. This yarn is so soft and warm, my only wish is the range included more colours – especially a warm yellow. I used the same yarn on the big ripple blanket I finished last year.

Click here for the pattern for an eight-colour granny square throw from Lion Brand Yarn. 

Published in: on April 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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Work in Progess

This morning while waiting for the train to take me in to the city for some retail therapy I met two lovely ladies who crochet. The first was Erika, who crochets cushion covers from vintage yarn. You can purchase them from Vampt Vintage Design here in Sydney.

I didn’t get the second lady’s name but I hope she’s found this blog and the link to the ripple pattern she was interested in.

What a lovely start to the weekend! (The three new dresses I picked up didn’t hurt either!)

Published in: on March 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Mini Hawaiian Carrot Cake and Work in Progress

What’s been going on in Katie’s Kitchen? Lots of healthy eating. And of course a little baking. This weekend was two Hawaiian carrot cakes for my buddy Michelle’s birthday. The restaurant we went to wouldn’t allow BYO cakes so I made a small take-home cake for Michelle and one for our friend Jess. The cake tins I used are 15cm and I got two three-layer cakes from the original recipe. Sometimes a cake is just more special than cupcakes. Happy birthday Michelle!

Last weekend was banana bread. The freezer is stocked with slices for breakfasts or snacks.

Next weekend will feature cupcakes, as will the weekend after. I hope to fit in some crochet time and get my current ripple blanket finished soon. My new (vintage) fabrics are waiting to be cut and sewn. Such fun!

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Work in Progress

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Rainbow ripple blanket 90% finished

Granny stripe blanket 85% finished

New project just begun

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This rainbow ripple has been put aside for a few weeks while I work on more urgent projects.
Click here to see another ripple from Lucy at Attic24.

Published in: on October 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm  Comments (2)  
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Work in Progress

Sometimes I love this one and then other times I look at it and I’m not so sure I love it. With any big project I usually have an oh-my-goodness-it’s-not-working moment, be it crochet, sewing or painting. The feeling nearly always passes I continue merrily on my way. This time it’s more I love it, oh now I’m not sure, oh I love it again!

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Look What I Made: Pumpkin and Phoebe and Work in Progress

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