Working Wednesday #8

This is my weekly post as I work through the yarn in my “collection” (not stash – thank you Sue). In fact this week it mostly isn’t ‘stash’ because nearly all the wool that I worked with was bought relatively recently and for specific projects. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see wool from my store (however long it’s been there) becoming “things”.

I completed Mr Snail’s wellie socks and they have been inspected and approved by Sam. There’s enough yarn left over to make a matching hat, which I’ll get round to in due course…

I also make a quick pair of fingerless mittens (mentioned in last week’s Three Things Thursday), which I still haven’t delivered to the intended recipient.IMGP4505 (2)I shared much of the work on “Sophie” on Sunday, but I have done more since then, when she was a circle. The corner flowers turned out to be rather complicated, with the work layered so that sometimes you work in front of previous stitches and sometimes behind. As a result, progress has been quite slow. The back (first and third pictures) is quite tidy, but gives an idea of the complexity.

It’s entirely possible that the whole month of November is going to be about Sophie, but I do have another knitted breast prosthesis to make and a pair of socks to finish, so there may be a little variety.

So, that’s my progress this week… and there was no blue in it! Have you completed any projects? Are you working on anything interesting?

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  1. You have made good progress here, and Sophie is looking magnificent already. I am ‘waiting’ to start a pair of slippers. I have no idea what I am waiting for as I have all the materials and the pattern, there just seems to be a bit of a hurdle in actually starting them! Hopefully today….

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  2. Sophie is looking beautiful… She’s worth the effort

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    • I’m not used to following such a complex crochet pattern… I think it’s good for my brain, though!

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      • I think it’s good to try trickier things and that’s how we improve… But it’s hard doing it! I’ve got an unstarted Sophie stashed, ready to start at some point when I finish the spirits of life CAL

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        • I’ve had the yarn for several months now, and I had a bit of a block with starting it. Possibly because I knew I was going to have to concentrate on the pattern and I was feeling lazy! Now I’ve got going with it I’m really enjoying it. What colours have you chosen for your Sophie? I really enjoyed selecting the palette ad am loving how it’s coming out.

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          • That’s cool. I’m glad you’re enjoying it… Crochet should be fun! I just went with one of their predetermined packs and got the scheepjes rainbow set for sophie. She’s got to wait for the new year though. You’ve given me hope that I might not find her over tricky though… Thank you

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          • I’m sure you’ll enjoy her – It’s more a case of needing to concentrate for some of the rounds than them actually being difficult. I’m sure you’ll really enjoy the process.

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          • Thank you. And you! Spirits of life is making me concentrate at the moment… Which doesn’t work too well with having netflix box sets on in the background! But at least there is a pause button for the really tricky bits !

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  3. Mr Snail does now have a very handsome pair of boot socks, so much cosier looking in red than a more boring neutral colour. Your Sophie is in such a lovely colour combination: blackberries and cream! I’ve started a new needlepoint project for the SAL, and I’m finding it quite addictive.

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    • Looking forward to seeing your stitching. I have to confess that I could happily sit and crochet all day, but I have to earn a crust, so I can’t.
      I’m rather pleased with how the red socks turned out – it just happened to be the only suitable yarn that I had and I’m not sure that I would have bought it for socks (the first ball was bought to make a Welsh dragon) but I’m chuffed that they ended up looking so good.

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  4. Suzi Atkinson

     /  November 8, 2017

    Sophie is beautiful. Love the colors.

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    • Thank you… I did think about planning the colours, but I’ve just been using whatever I feel like as I go along… I can always buy further supplies if I run out of a colour!

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  5. Laurie Graves

     /  November 8, 2017

    Those socks are splendid, even if they are not blue. 😉 Max is one cute dog, that’s for sure.

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  6. Sophies is splendid, mitts are marvellous, socks are stunning, Sam steals my heart

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  7. What Cathy said 😀

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  8. Sophie is most beautiful.

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  9. Ann Pole

     /  November 8, 2017

    All the above…. I’m nearly finished painting (cresting) a set of clout arrows for a customer, with a target set just beginning. Not stuck the fletchings (feathers) on yet as I plan to use her jig and I don’t have it here. The crazy paving in the garden is complete, will take a photo when it is dry. We are very pleased with it. And the memory book moves a step closer, our book binding friend is coming this weekend! Yay!

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  10. Sophie is looking really rather wonderful Jan and the wellie socks are superb.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  11. Oh I’d love to make Sophie one day, it’s just so beautiful!

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    • You should make a start… I’m loving doing it – so different from the projects I’m used to. I really recommend buying good quality wool, though (not acrylic) as there’s so much work in it, it would be a shame to make a Sophie that didn’t last.

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