FO Friday 17.11.17

I’m naming this week Hat Week, because I’ve been whacking them out and I’m now onto my fourth!

You’ve seen this rainbow lovely, which I decided not to make a pompom for so it’s finished as is.

I also (totally on purpose, honest) made a baby version with pompom using the same yarn.

This might be the cutest thing I’ve seen all year – I made it and even I squee a little bit every time I see it. It’s just so CUTE!!

This one here is the first one I made using my circular needles.

I’m calling it the Ribbit Hat, because the number of times I had to frog this thing is into double figures. And, y’know, it has ribbing.

That weird stripe in the cream was an attempt at a pattern using knit and purl stitches. They’re supposed to be triangles, but clearly it needs a yarn with clearer stitch definition because it just looks a bit wavy.

This one came out as a slouchy hat, which I didn’t think I liked, but then I tried it on and it actually doesn’t look too bad.

The santa hat is not quite finished because I was finishing up my Captain America cushion instead.

What do you think? It’s not quite as I imagined, but you can definitely tell what it’s supposed to be so that’ll do for me! And my Mum is pleased with it, which is what really matters considering she ordered it.

So that’s been my pretty productive week. Does anyone else get into trends of making the same thing? Got any FOs to share? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 15.11.17

Current WIP count: 6

My hooks and needles have been busy busy this week! There will be quite a few things to post about on Friday.

I finally made friends with my circular needles and I’ve managed to make 2 very basic hats.

Because they’re mostly just knit stitch round and round, they’re pretty quick to make (once I’ve finished frogging my cast on 6 times) so they’re definitely viable shop products.

My Apple Orchard yarn arrived yesterday so I’ve cast on another hat using that; I want to see how it compares to my crochet version and which I prefer.

I also ordered some more Landscape in the colour Boardwalk, which is definitely battling with Apple Orchard for the title of favourite yarn. It’s the one I used for that hat up there in the photo, and with what’s left I’m making a baby hat.

 

Crochet-wise, after getting really quite far with my santa hat I decided it looked too pixie-like and frogged the lot. Now I’m trying again with slightly more increase per round and I think it looks much better.

It’s taking forever at this stage, but I know once I get a pattern I’m happy with I can knock them out in an hour or two and be done.

So that’s what I’m working on this week! What’s everyone else working on? Discovered any fabby new yarn? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 08.11.17

Current WIP count: 6

I have another commission! Mum has asked me to make a captain America shield cushion for a present.

I’m having fun with it. And by fun I mean I’m now working on two versions simultaneously in the hope that one of them will work, and both of them have been frogged at least three times each. That kind of fun.

Looking like the start of a terribly American bikini

But that’s what happens when you refuse to look for a pattern because after 3-4 years of crocheting you should be able to do it yourself by now. Stubborn? Me? Yes.

I also got a big delivery of Christmas-coloured yarns so I’ve made a start on my very first santa hat.

I started at the point, so there were a few immature posts on Instagram

NOT a willy warmer

But now I’m getting underway it’s starting to look much more hat-like.

Again, no pattern for this one but so far I haven’t had to frog any of it!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember I started my first ever project on circular knitting needles. It was really fun, I like using the shorter needles, and it was going really well. I got this far:

before realising that nobody actually has a head that big. How big? I was supposed to cast on 50 stitches and I somehow managed to cast on 70.

Oops.

So that was frogged right back (I only cried a little bit) and I started again, but somehow forgot that I had switched to a smaller needle size. I got three rounds in before noticing that it would’ve been a tight fit for a baby. More frogging.

So I’m taking a break from that right now! Maybe I’ll go back when I’ve finally sorted Captain America’s shield, but we shall see.

So that’s what I’ve been doing this week. What’s everyone else working on? Got something fun to share? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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