FO Friday 07.06.19

I have another finish WOO HOOOO!

This poncho has taken me far too long, but it’s done now and looking pretty good if I do say so myself.

It just needs a quick wash to soften it up and then I can hand it over on Monday.

A question for everyone: what would you charge for this? The yarn is all acrylic that I had hanging around in my stash, and I spent about 4-5 hours (ish) making it. My initial thought was £30, but is that too much? Not enough? Let me know what you think!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 17.04.19

Current WIP count: 6

It’s been weeks since my friend at choir asked for another baby poncho so I figured I’d better get on with it! I’m using the same dragonfly pattern as last time, but with different yarn. One is variegated blue, the other is white, and both of them have a strand of sparkle.

The plan was to use them alternately to create stripes, but that came out a bit small so I decided to hold them together instead and I’m really enjoying the result. I love seeing the differences as a variegated changes against a solid.

I’m going to add in some arm holes to this one – I think the scheme in my mind is going to work but feel free to wish me luck anyway!

I’m still going through part 1 of my Changing Tides blanket and I’m loving it so far, I’ve already learned some new stitches and techniques.

That ruffle is definitely going to turn up in some of my future makes.

The first few rounds were looking very superhero-ish. I think the yellow and paler blues tone it down nicely though. I’ve not set any concrete rules for the colour scheme with this, I’m just going to pick up whichever I feel will work next, bearing in mind that I have more of some colours than others.

It was a busy birthday weekend and this is a busy week so I’m quite pleased I managed to get some crafting done. I’m looking forward to a quieter weekend coming up and the chance to have a proper go at all of my WIPs. How is your week going? What are you working on? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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FO Friday 11.01.19

Hey guess what? I GOT A NEW JOB!!

It’s only for 3-6 weeks, but it’s a start and a break from my anxiety-panic. Win!

Anyway, my FO this week is another order from a member of my choir. Who knew singing could be so profitable?

The request was for a poncho for a little girl who has a tube going into her stomach, so she can’t wear jumpers to keep warm. Colour and pattern were left up to me so I went for a dragonfly poncho.

I think I might be having a purple and cream phase. It’s some generic spangly acrylic I had in my stash, which came out nice and soft after a quick wash.

Hopefully I can hand this over at choir on Monday and get it to its final owner asap.

Oh I also made a couple of birthday cards, one for my mum and one for a friend.

They both arrived on time, which makes me super happy. It must be a carry-over from my goal last year!

So that’s my week, hopefully my last without a job for a while. How’s your week been? Finished anything crafty? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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