WIP Wednesday: Crafting all the things

Greetings! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m sure to be forgiven when you realise I’ve been off gallivanting around here for my first proper holiday in 14 years.

Garmisch Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Go there. Stay at Hotel Eidelweiss. Thank me later.

Anyway, after the stressful mad scramble to finish off some knitted stuff for the holiday itself, the time away was a nice break and I’ve returned possibly even more excited to knit and crochet all the things than I ever have been before. There are serious plans afoot!

First off, August contains 3 birthdays so gifts for those are priority.

This Shrek hat is almost complete. It’s my first decent size crochet project and was made by following this Skater Beanie pattern for the main hat shape and then pretty much trial and erroring the ears. I’m very proud, though it remains to be seen if it comes anywhere close to fitting the recipient or ruining her 4th birthday entirely.

shrek-hat

I’ve also started a Honeycomb Mesh Scarf for the second birthday girl. It’s knitted with acrylic which may make me sound incredibly cheap but actually this is Stylecraft Special which is very soft for an acrylic (especially when steam blocked). Also I’m incredibly cheap.

There’s not much to see of this one yet, though you can already see the pattern coming through.

honeycomb-mesh

The third birthday project is going to be a hat, though that isn’t going to be cast on until I’ve finished off one of the others to save me from being kicked out of my home by an irate Boyfriend who can’t find anything under all the WIPs lying around.

As well as those I’m still working slowly but surely on Kindle Death. Unfortunately my gauge changes massively when switching from knitting in the round to knitting flat, and it’s especially obvious when doing this two colour rib, but never mind. It’ll fold over there, nobody will care except me. Oh and I checked, the Kindle still actually fits inside by this point which is a big relief!

kindle-death-flap

Technically a work in progress, though you (like myself) may have almost forgotten it even exists, is the DNA scarf I started working on months ago for Boyfriend. It didn’t get very far, but he kept protesting that I shouldn’t worry since it wouldn’t be needed til at least Autumn anyway. With Autumn just around the corner, I should really get back on that.

dna-scarf (2)

So that’s . . . *counts on fingers* . . . 4 current WIPs in varying order of priority, not to mention the bits and pieces I still have lying around but never quite finished. Damn you, socks!

As well as all that I’ve started planning Christmas presents, am hoping to make a start on the first pattern of my very own, and of course am making slow but sure progress on Handmade. Phew!

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8 Responses

  1. Stefanie says:

    A vacation in Germany sounds pretty nice, here’s hoping you got to bring home some Wollmeise as a souvenir!

    • Michelle says:

      Alas no, all I brought back was a novel written in German that I can’t read, a super tasteful Munich umbrella, and a blue scarf bought because everyone there seemed to be really big on scarves and I felt left out.

  2. Winnie says:

    I am loving your Kindle Death! That looks soooo technical. I am going to have to learn to knit! I actually love all your WIPs. I am researching patterns for Christmas gifts already as well.

    You lucky duck to be able to vacation in Germany. One of my bucket list places to visit. I would also buy a book I couldn’t read just to have it!! 🙂

  3. Jazz says:

    So many projects!! Lovely beanie.

  4. The Shrek hat is adorable! Looks like a lovely place to gallivant. 🙂

  5. Sam says:

    I love love love that shrek hat, so cool! The kindle death is very intricate and beautiful!

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