So Many WIPs…

cat-crochet

I have a silly number of Works in Progress at the moment. Here is the cat, sleeping on one that I left on the sofa.

workings

She’s sleeping on this; the never ending half circle I’m trying to work out. I think I’ve mentioned before about trying to work out patterns and how it’s done. My method is Trial and Error because I know no other way. So, with that in mind, I have, in fact frogged several rows this morning. Too many stitches were causing it to get ruffled. I don’t know how/where to increase the stitches in a nice, even way at the minute. Too many, not enough, blahhh. Whatever I try, it doesn’t want to mirror the initial semi circle of colour. I’m tempted to bin it. Bin the idea and move on. So. Much. Frustration!

hand-made-wooden-handle-bag

Anyway, this is more like it. An actual finished item. Woot! I loved making this. It was so quick and easy. I didn’t follow a pattern, I made it up and was surprised at how speedy the process was. If I were to have another go, I’d make the fabric pieces wider. I think there’s room for expansion. I took a load of photographs as I made it;  I’m tempted to write up a tutorial. I might also buy a new pair of handles and have a second attempt.

first-go-at-tunisian-crochet

New skill alert! I’ve tried Tunisian Crochet this week. A little bit addictive actually. I’m slow and not sure what goes on if I drop stitches but I did order a set of bamboo Tunisian crochet hooks so I can get properly stuck in. This hook is one I got from my Nanna. I keep meaning to ask her if she ever used it. Anyway, it’s slightly too small. And the freebie I got from a magazine is slightly too big.

bad-colour-changes-for-tunisian-crochet

Yesterday I struggled with colour changes. I really want to make pictures in crochet. It isn’t as easy as I thought it’d be. It’s mucked up the tension, making it skewed. Poo. I think I’ll benefit from some practise but I also think that Tapesty crochet might the way to go instead. Any advice?

ami-balls

This is part of my Brightoween ColourSwapCraftPop on Instagram. I’ve done a bit more on this project than this picture suggests but I’m still not quite finished.

new-ideas

Whilst messing about with the Brightoween and Tunisian projects yesterday another idea popped into existence. I had to try it immediately.

new-idea-progress

I’ll try and get this finished for next week although I’m well aware that I say that sort of thing quite often. I’ve got a crochet pattern/tutorial in handwritten scribbles that I’d said I’d publish this week. That’s really not going to happen. Not yet anyway.

linen-stitch-in-the-round

This idea is a lot more simple than the other not-yet-ready pattern. I think it’ll be a fun one so stick around for a future blog post.

another-wip

Then there’s this, which is related to the c2c geometric square cushion I made recently. I really hope this one looks like my imagination tells me it will look.

And now I need to go and make dinner before collecting Eldest from Judo. I really hope that some of these WIPs will actually be finished at some point soon. Today is not the day.

 

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16 thoughts on “So Many WIPs…

  1. sewchet says:

    I still haven’t tried Tunisian crochet, much as I’m always meaning to. It’s a slower, more dense process, isn’t it, judging by what I’ve seen of it so far? Good luck with finding the motivation to finish a few of those WIPs!

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    • Zeens and Roger says:

      It is denser and I quite like that. I don’t think it’ll be much slower once it becomes second nature (if I get that far). As soon as fancier stitches get involved it could slow the process down more. Overall, it’s quite satisfying!
      Thanks! 🙂

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  2. Emma says:

    I honestly find that to make crochet pictures (or graphghan) the c2c is actually great! It gives a nice pixelated image 🙂 and I totally feel you for the wips I feel like my list is endless 😦

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  3. shirleyrainbow says:

    Fab bag! I bought some handles like that when I was at college (in the olden days as my eldest says) and have never put them to use. One day!
    The Tunisian crochet looks interesting. I can’t get my head round it when I see WIP pictures.
    I like your half circle project too, but have no idea how to stop it ruffling up… It’s the maths bit I struggle with! Xx

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    • Zeens and Roger says:

      Stupid maths!
      I’ve had the bag handles for a few years. I never knew quite what I wanted to do with them. I definitely want to make another bag now.
      Tunisian Crochet is quite easy but for a few goes I kept reverting back to normal crochet, out of habit.
      x

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