Wednesday, 13 June 2012

In Progress//WIP Wednesday

Can you believe it's Wednesday again? I swear the weeks are just going faster!!! I'm working on a few things this week............

I went to the library and got a book on crochet, so I'm learning using some normal red aran weight yarn and a size 5.5mm hook - so far I've learned a slip stitch, double crochet, treble crochet and triple treble crochet - I'm thinking I could probably make something more substantial than a tiny bag:
 My ribbed baby jacket is nearly finished, I'm on the ribbed part but I'm not actually doing it ribbed, I'm just doing garter stitch, I think another couple of inches or so and then it will be done:
 My pink Elefante is going well so far, I had never used DPN's before so that was an adventure but I made the first foot - although I messed up the 2nd one and had to frog it. Isn't the 1st one cute?:
I have a lovely pattern giveaway by Joy Gerdardt going on right now, all you have to do is leave a wee comment on THIS post and you could win a pattern of your choice. Later in the week I have a knit stuff post coming up, and then another knit nerds on Monday - and who knows what inbetween? Once again I am playing along with Ginny and Tami - go check them out and see what everyone else is working on.
V xo

20 comments:

  1. There is so much courage in this post - you are fearless for a beginner!

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  2. Love your baby jacket. Sounds like you have lots of fun projects on the go. Jacinta

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  3. Looks like you have a few fun projects going. I am so stuck on Knitting...I have a fear of crochet...So I admire you juming into something new. Such a brave girl.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

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  4. The sweater looks adorable, I love the color. I tried to crochet but I got stuck at the double crochet stitch. And the elephant foot is quite cute also XD

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  5. Wow loads of lovely things on the go! Crochet is fun, isn't it?

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  6. That elephante will be so cute when it's done! You are going to find so much nice new projects now that you crochet!

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  7. I can't wait to see how the elephant turns out.

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  8. Yet again you have so many wonderful projects cast on! I'm looking forward to seeing you complete the sweater!

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  9. I am so excited you are learning to crochet! Keep us informed of your progress--I have tried to learn many times and just can't get the hang of it! Your Elephant will be great-I love the pink color!

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  10. Good on you with your hooking efforts! I'll look forward to your first crocheted FO.

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  11. I like garter stitch as a ribbing feature, I think it gives it a crisp edge. Love your projects and knitting an elephant, oh my!!

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  12. Ooooo. The ribbed baby jacket is knit in such a beautiful shade of BLUE! I'm a complete failure at crochet. Really; hopeless. I hope you have better luck!

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  13. Yay! You're going to be so happy about being bi-craftual! I don't crochet very often, but I'm very glad I learned. ^_^
    ps. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog. Details are here: http://dontdroolonthewool.blogspot.com/2012/06/bit-of-sunshine.html

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  14. Such beautiful projects! I love that bright blue :)

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  15. Im a little nervous to attempt a baby jacket but oh my, yours looks fabulous!!! Love the color! Ps, the foot is adorable :-)

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  16. That is indeed a very cute foot :)
    Congrats on teaching yourself crochet! It can be a lot of fun :)

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  17. well done on the ellie foot, looks great!

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  18. Congratulations on learning to crochet! I learnt before I learnt to knit and now knitting is all I seem to do, lol. I'm looking forward to seeing how your elephant coms out - I've had the pattern favourited for ages but not tried it :)

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  19. Crochet is fun. There are lots of great patterns for blanket blocks that you can try out your new stitches on. I have made a few for SIBOL. It's a fun way to put scraps to good use and try out new patterns!

    Elefante's gonna be adorable in that colour!

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