13 May 2014

Glimpses.....

....of progress.  I have rather a lot of projects on the go at the moment, all of which are progressing slowly as I give them each a little bit of attention.

On my needles I have a Shalom waiting patiently at the bottom of my knitting bag for some sleeves.  The body is finished and I am pleased to say fits to perfection despite, or should I say because of, having to frog most of the stitches twice.  Frogging is not something I do willingly but when a project is totally the wrong size or the mistake totally obvious then it is the right thing to do, and as I posted once before is still progress, right?


I also have my first project requested by my eldest, it is a knit that needed sewing up as it's knit in pieces. Having knitted mostly all in one/in the round recently it is a bit tedious to go back to this kind of knitting but it is what my eldest wanted.......so I have finally blocked and sewn it up and am now working on the hood, hopefully I will get it finished before he grows out of it.

I finally got round to frogging this sock, when I tried it on it was far too tight, my youngest could not even get it on her foot it would have probably fitted a toddler!  I have now cast this yarn on for a totally different project, one that I have made good progress on but it is resting for now.


The project that has been getting most of my attention these last few weeks is the one that I am working on as part of a lovely knit-a-long, it has reduced in size somewhat as I frogged about 40 rows, seems to be a bit of a pattern here 'scuse the pun, I had been increasing in the wrong place.  I ordered some yarn which arrived at the back end of last week to make a wee vest for my youngest for her birthday at the end of the month, a project with a deadline gets all the attention well some at least in the evenings after she has gone to bed.


I have also been squeezing in some sewing too.  After my sewing disaster last week I thought I would have a go at drawing up my own simple pattern using a dress that I know fits.  I drew round it added a seam allowance and cut it out.  I have cut out the fabric and now need to sew the pieces together.  I will share if it turns out right!


I have also been creating several wee presents for my daughter, clothes for the Dolly I made her a couple of years ago.  This is a night time project and has meant many late nights in a row for me, I will be glad when I am done.  Like my knitting it has been sewing and undoing stitches as I work out what fits.  This wee dolly is a bit smaller than the dolls clothes patterns I have found.

So, I have lots going on at the moment, many works in progress but nothing finished off to show you, I am sure I will be back next week with them..........as usual joining in with Nicole and for this week Tami.

Are you a one project person or do you prefer to have several which you can pick up and work on depending on what you are doing and where you are?

23 comments:

  1. I am in love with the dress fabrics for wee gal, she will look beautiful in them.

    Frogging is hard but as you know worth it in the end. I am normally a one project on the go person but as of late seem to be juggling several balls, just hope I don't drop any of them!

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  2. Did you make that lovely bucket bag in the top picture... just wondering if there is a tutorial for it?

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    1. Thank you :). I did make the bag and wrote a tutorial which you can find here

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    2. Thank you very much for the link. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your finished shalom. I finally frogged mine (really bad fit) and am using the yarn for another project.
    Very cute fabric, I'm sure your sewing project will turn out just fine.
    I'm a several project person!!

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  4. You have lots of lovely projects on the go, Thank you for sharing them.

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  5. I love the elephant fabric!! so cute :)

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  6. Yes, frogging is progress too. I hope! Like you and the Shalom, I'm in a "knit a bit, frog a bit" cycle.

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  7. Your projects all look wonderful and I love the fabric, I think it is a great choice!

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  8. You are one busy woman! I love the fabric you chose with the little elephants. Good luck on the doll clothes. I used to make them for my daughter's dolls and they require a lot of patience, they were fun though!

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    1. Patience, yes!

      Fun, yes! That is the bit that makes it all worthwhile :)

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  9. Sounds like you've been very busy! Looking forward to seeing your projects when they're finished :)

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  10. A busy lady, all looking wonderful. The fabric is adorable, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  11. Well...I prefer to be a one project at a time person BUT tha's not always how it works out:) I love your knitting bucket tote, it looks to be a great size, not that I need to add another project to my list! Have a lovely day!

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  12. Shalom has been in my queue for ever so long! I really must knit it someday. Lily Kate's designs are so fresh and lovely! It's frustrating to find a mistake and have to frog back, but I'd rather find a mistake and fix it as soon as possible than get a project nearly done and have to start more-or-less all over.

    I'm usually a many projects on my needles kind of knitter. But right now, I've only got two! I'm feeling the need to cast on something else!

    Happy knitting!

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  13. I love the challenge you gave yourself with the sewing! You have inspired me!

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  14. Ughhhh...frogging...I have been working on a sweater for my youngest daughter and realized (after being 3/4 of the way done) that the button holes were on the wrong side. I decided I wasn't going to let it bother me...so what...it buttons for a boy instead of a girl. Well, it has been bugging me...I think I will be frogging. :(
    The fabric you chose is lovely...love the elephants.

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    1. I remember in my early days of knitting looking up why there was a difference between the placement of buttons. The reason that we girls have them on the left is because it was easier for them to be done up by someone else in the days when such things were prevalent. This is a rather redundant reason now so personally I just leave them where ever they end up!

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  15. Lovely stuff , thanks for sharing.

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  16. You're one talented girl, sustainablemum! :) I wish I had your skills...I try to the best of my abilities to run an eco-friendly, sustainable home and I know that mending, sewing can help along that path, but I'm sooo bad at it! I used to knit a bit when my mum was alive because she'd be there to guide me along the tough bits, but it's been a long time since I did that. You've inspired me to try again...and for that, a big Thank You! :) x

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  17. The fabric is lovely, I really like that. You have so many projects on the go. I used to be a one project kind of girl, but since I learnt to crochet, I tend to have two or three on the go now.

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  18. I am definitely a multi-project girl, but one who's nowhere near as productive as you are. You have some lovely knits on the go here :)

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