Working Wednesday #10

This is my weekly post as I work through the yarn in my “collection” (not stash – thank you Sue). This week there has been a little sock knitting; mostly undertaken in waiting rooms – dentist and optician.

Very slow progress on this

There’s also been another breast prosthesis – this combines knitting and crochet and I’ve used some organic cotton yarn that was given to me, I think, by ItwasJudith (thank you G.) over at Wee Story Book.

So much more comfortable than silicone

But mainly it’s been Sophie. She’s getting bigger and there’s now a row of flowers with leaves, plus the big flowers are nearly done on the “short sides” (which will soon be longer than the “long sides”, but that’s the terminology used in the pattern). I have not yet completed half of the rounds, so there’s load more work to do yet.

So, that’s my progress this week. What have you been up to?

And finally, please do take a moment to leave a comment on my 1001 post before the end of Friday (1 December 2017) so you can be entered into my give-away draw… no specific prize, it will be something tailored to you personally if I know you (come on regular posters, don’t be shy) or something that I think will make you smile if I don’t really know you (new readers also don’t be shy – random acts of kindness are especially rewarding when you don’t know the recipient).

 

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  1. wow! your Sophie is an absolute stunner!! loving how she’s growing xxxx

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  2. You have been busy! Loving watching the Sophie grow. Here’s mine: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/w-i-p-wednesday-snowflakes/

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  3. Your Sophie is coming along splendidly. I am amazed how different she looks in the different colour ways I have seen.

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    • It really is amazing what a difference colour choice makes. I haven’t planned her out, so I just go with what I feel like for each round, although I always intended to have the cream as the main colour. I spent ages yesterday trying to select the colour for one of the rounds because I suddenly realised that the sequence that I’d thought out of for that particular section was one colour short.

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  4. Sophie’s looking spectacular. Can I make a bid for more of that luscious dark blackberry colour, though? I really fell in love with that in Sophie’s early days. I think you’re quite right to feature loads of the cream, it keeps everything pale and elegant πŸ™‚

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  5. Laurie Graves

     /  November 29, 2017

    Sophie is looking grand.

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  6. I just have to say this Jan. You are a really nice person, the knitted boob for your friend just proves it and the way you care for the environment way beyond anyone else I know. Take a bow my dear!

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  7. Joyce F in Kansas USA

     /  November 29, 2017

    Sophie is coming along beautifully! I’m not sure I would have the patience to complete something like this. I bought more Sugar and Cream cotton yarn this week to make dish cloths.

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  8. Ann Pole

     /  November 29, 2017

    Wow, Sophie is beautiful. Well done, look forward to seeing the finished blanket.

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  9. Like everyone else I love your colour choices for Sophie – ‘elegant’ is the word! I can well imagine she might be a bit addictive as you get to watch pattern and colour changes with every round. Lovely work in your other projects too Jan – you are a wonder! xo

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  10. I agree with Pauline’s choice of words for Sophie. “Elegant” I like the color of the sock too. πŸ™‚ You do wonderful work and have such a good heart as well.

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  11. Sophie is getting bigger and more lovely. Goodness.

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  12. I’ve seen pictures of several Sophies on Ravelry and it’s amazing how much difference is made by the various colour choices. I do like yours and it IS elegant. Nice to see your sock coming along, too. They are good for waiting rooms, aren’t they? (When not patterned all over, I mean).

    I’ve been working on the tuques for my sister’s wee grandsons. I have one finished and the other ripped back to just above the pattern. But then I started a scarf for my sister that will use up the leftover yarn. I’m knitting in the round for the first bit so I can do a pattern that matches one of the tuques; this is a dark blue-grey background with light blue-grey figures. The other end will be the same colours but reversed. Once the pattern bits are done, I’ll cast off on the back side and continue with flat knitting and I’ll graft them together when I run out of yarn. And then I’ll stitch the bottoms closed’ this will form two pockets where she can put a wee one’s mitts, extra tissues, or whatever she likes. My sister machine knits, but not with needles anymore and besides, she hurt her shoulder quite seriously just before Thanksgiving, so couldn’t do these in any case.

    I also have a couple of projects going that were good in the waiting rooms (places I’m not accustomed to inhabiting); I’ve begun a Humpty Dumpty, crocheted, from a pattern my lovely Auntie loaned to me. She made one for my sister’s son when he was small and he has it still; she can’t follow complicated patterns anymore, so it will be a gift from both of us to the boys (I plan to make two, the bodies the same but the arms and legs of different variegates).

    I’ve also been baking more muffins (recipes to come once I get them written up)

    My greatest accomplishment may have been steadily resisting the call of the Wild Projects; you know, the ones I’m putting off until I’m done with the current works. (sigh) Not to mention all the other ideas that come to me day and night . . .

    Hope your weekend is a lovely peaceful one with plenty of time for Sophie. ~ Linne

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  13. I love the breast prothesis. This is such a nice idea. Your hands are always busy creating soft, warm goodness. What a gift you are to your family, friends and all of those who cross your creative and giving path. xo

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