Working Wednesday #6

This is my weekly post as I work through the yarn in my “collection” (not stash – thank you Sue). Now I have to confess that there is a project this week that is going to require a yarn purchase as I simply do not have enough of a suitable yarn to complete it, although I started it with yarn I already had, so there should certainly be no net gain.

I finished a few things this week: the turtle, some fingerless mittens and a breast prosthesis for a lady who has had a mastectomy. I’m also delighted to report that the snailvaark I made and couldn’t photograph last week reached his destination safely and is much loved.

I’ve been working on two pairs of socks as well this week and it’s the red ones that will require more yarn. They are for Mr Snail to wear inside his wellies and so they need long legs and thus lots of wool. I’m slightly disappointed that I’m going to buy yarn before the end of the year but I am consoling myself that it is for a very specific project and, hopefully, I will be able to buy it locally (I’ll find out a Knit Night on Thursday whether Jude has any more – the original ball came from her shop).

So, that’s my progress this week. Have you completed any projects? Are you working on anything interesting?

 

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  1. Love that turtle, and glad that the snailvark has found a loving home. You are making good progress – and buying yarn to finish a specific project is definitely allowed! I am finishing a Bertie baby blanket, which has been frogged once as my tension on a long train journey was too tight.

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  2. Everything is so cute! Especially the snailvaark, I just love its little nose .
    At least you know it’s not a superfluous yarn purchase and it’ll be used up pretty quickly

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  3. That sounds something amazing you’re doing for that woman, so heartwarming the turtle looks great too XD. Good luck saving those precious pennies!

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  4. Ann Pole

     /  October 25, 2017

    I’m so impressed, love Snailvaark too. 🙂

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  5. I’m beginning to think you should always knit two when you make a new animal – in no time at all you would have a zoo of weird and wonderful characters to exhibit! I love the photos of the snailvaark meeting its new owner – they are so tender!!

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    • Debbie met the other snailvaarks at the sixty million trebles bash and was smitten, so I secretly arranged with her sister that I would make one and send it over. Lots of people were in on it, but she had no idea. Her sister Shelly made sure she took pictures, which was lovely – I don’t normally see reactions when I do this sort of thing.

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      • Yes, that is also my experience with the light catchers and it is so very special when you see first responses. I know my face sparkled with delight when I first met Arthur and the Hedgies 🙂

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  6. I love the turtle, so sweet.

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  7. The turtle is sooooo cute. I also like those fingerless mittens and the way your friend looks with her vaark. It’s okay that you have to get more yarn. As you say, the project has specific needs…

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  8. Your Turtle is really lovely – my two playful ones are still not quite complete – because I had another CAL tempt me into yet another WIP – and so I’m doing bits as and when I’m able to, plus, I’ve also got an order for 3 of my Babies in Pyjamas to make, for a Child’s Nursery, run by a life-long friend! Lol
    I also love your Aardvark as he has such character 🙂
    I managed to finish a hat and gloves set for Mr Night Owl the other day, so that’s one less project on the go – although I’m planning a lot more sets like this for other male family members, soon, so will be raiding my ‘collection’, too – it’s such a pity I wouldn’t have the wool you need to finish the socks, but I do hope you manage to get more of it soon 🙂
    I still think it wonderful that you can make these lovely socks 🙂

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  9. Snailvaark has clearly gone to an excellent home 🙂

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  10. The snailvaark is beautiful!!
    I currently have lots of projects that need finishing (some I’ve been working on for a few years!) They include a knitted pirate, baby legwarmers, a crocheted shawl (just needs the ends sewn in) and an Attic 24 blanket that is taking forever! I also have 2 dresses to finish sewing for myself. One day I’ll finish them all…one day…

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  11. Laurie Graves

     /  October 27, 2017

    Wonderful projects! So bright and joyful.

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  12. Such lovely little critters.

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