Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday

The crochet hook has been picked up a little more lately, and hence there are a few WIP's lying around at the moment. Perfect for the cold evenings here. The sewing machine is kind of hiding amongst boxes of flooring and tools for a while, which is rather sad, but that's ok. I did manage to squish in and finish off  the Maisy floor cushion cover though! That was a rather must, so it can go back in a suitcase to Canada.

and completed with a handmade card from the littlest lady.

We have been having a few crisp mornings and late afternoons. My feet and my hands suffer at the moment and cannot get warm. Mittens didn't appeal to me as I still wanted to be able to carry out my housework... or craft... or driving. After a quick search on ravelry I downloaded and printed this pattern. First attempt at cable too with crochet. (never tried it with knitting either though!) The pattern is for advanced beginners and didn't take long to work up.

Cabled wrist warmers. In 100% wool 8ply charcoal classic from bendigo. 
Pattern from here on Ravelry.

 And then there was this acrylic that I had kept turning away from, untill it jumped off the shelf and into my basket. I actually love how it is working up. Another blanket in hdc's.
 And lastly, this colourful as-you-go blanket  coming along nicely. I really loved working the star stitch out (the light pink, 3rd from top). All yarn for this blanket is from the classic range from bendigo and using a 5mm hook.

The house is still a major WIP. That is for another post.

house update {twelve}

The house is still plodding along slowly. We have now removed most of the old kitchen and the island bench is in and up and running. The current fridge recess and cupboards will be the last to go. We are currently waiting for the other side kitchen that will go along the wall (see photo below) where the stove is currently being a real-freestanding stove. 

 The front elevation has been base-coat plastered. We need to wait till really dry weather before applying the top coat to match the pod and also the porch. At least it isn't so patch work anymore!