Working Wednesday #12

This is my weekly post as I work through the yarn in my “collection” (not stash – thank you Sue). This week, again, there has only been Sophie. She’s nearly finished:

Next week, I’m hoping to show you her done (although probably not blocked) and to give you my thoughts on the project… both my personal feelings and some thoughts/advice to anyone considering making their own Sophie.

Because Sophie has consumed most of my creative time for the past six weeks, I now have a whole bunch of things that I want to make, but haven’t managed to get on with. So, in the coming months, look out for slippers, more wellie socks for Mr Snail, Norwegian socks, a neck-down jumper in the round, a warm snuggly jumper, a tea cosy, sea slugs and a cardigan.

Well, that’s my progress this week and plans for the future. What have you been up to? Have you got anything you are itching to make a start on?

 

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  1. Very nice. I like the idea of a collection rather than a stash! My husband just calls my ‘stash’ my ‘stuff’ and shakes his head in despair!

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  2. Sophie’s looking so beautiful! I do love your colour choices.
    I can’t wait to get all my presents finished and just crochet something for myself again 🙂

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    • One of the joys of not doing Christmas presents is not having that issue. Rather than cards and presents, we donate to charities; this year I have chosen Crisis, St Mungos and Moas – I’m hoping to help a few more people to be safe and warm this winter.

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  3. I loooove your Sophie. Mine has been a little neglected over the past few months, but it’s on my list to finish over the Christmas break! Once all the Christmas presents are done of course…

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    • I have been unusually focused on Sophie… big projects often get put to one side for ages, but I was determined to get on with her. I’m hoping it will inspire me to finish the other two blankets I have on the got… and the sofa cover.

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  4. Sophie is beginning to look like a very elegant and colour co-ordinated parterre, with all the little vegies arranged in tidy rows – most un-permaculture. And you’ve made her very seasonal, with red cabbages, beetroots, autumn crocuses, marigolds and blackberries. I have a project in the wings that I’d like to start design drawings for. It’s all there in my head but I have to hold off until ST&D is delivered and I’ve finished Bonnard.

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    • I think the parterre description is very apt. I’m please with the colours, although if I was starting from scratch I would actually use a couple less. One of my criticisms of the book is that the pictures are all rather small so it’s difficult sometimes to make the best colour choices – especially in rounds where there are two different patterns between the eight sides. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed the process overall and I’ll end up with a lovely throw.
      Hope the final bits of ST&D arrive very soon. I’m looking forward to seeing how Bonnard turns out as it’s such a departure from your usual style.

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  5. Suzi Atkinson

     /  December 20, 2017

    Sophie is looking great.

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  6. Sea slugs??? And ditto all the above for Sophie.
    As for us? We are grateful for the free washing machine (OK, 2 weeks ago), and 4 assorted kitchen cupboards & an almost new cooker from our builder in exchange for a bottle of gin (and he didn’t ask for that!) I will be grateful when the kitchen is usable again. 🙂

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  7. Sophie is one stunning lady. I am busy on the toy for my grandson, but I have some super projects lined up for the New Year, the question is which one to start with. Sea slugs?

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  8. Golly Jan, Sophie looks so delicate and intricate I can’t believe you have almost finished her in just 6 weeks of creative time! I shall look forward to seeing your round up of thoughts and experience. I noticed a comment about finishing the sofa cover too – now I had been wondering what had become of that project. Apart from making a couple of small things for Sewchet’s ‘Secret Santa’ I haven’t made anything with yarn all year. I’m getting itchy fingers!

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  9. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  December 20, 2017

    Beautiful!

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