Tuesday, 17 January 2012

WIP Wednesday 18/01/12

Sorry for posting my WIPs on Tuesday I have been ill and got all my days mixed up

Life is about making a positive out of a negative.

If you only look at the negative things will always seem worse but if you find a positive out of something it will always make things look a little better!

Negative:  I have another throat infection and I have had to use the last of my leave as I'm not fit to work.
Positive:  I need to rest and relax so I'm spending time crocheting and everytime I finish something I feel like I've achieved and I feel much better in my mind.

Yesterday when I got home I decided to use the extra time to learn to Tunisian Crochet.
I bought a book when I was first learning to crochet because I loved the picture on the front.
The Book was:
Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting
By: Sharon Hernes Silverman

I haven't tried any of the patterns yet but the instructions for learning the basic stitches are very clear and they have good pictures to follow.

I can't show you what I made as my first try because I have finished it and my son has worn it to school.

My first impressions of Tunisian Crochet are really good.  It gives you a look of knitting but it grows as quick as crochet.  I want to learn as many stitches as possible because I really want to design something with it.

I am still going to carry on crocheting as I could never give that up and it makes it so easy to make hats.

Now it's time for my WIPs

These are going to be a pair of fingerless mittens for my son.
They match the item I made with tunisian crochet, you'll have to wait till Friday to see these and my tunisian crocheted item :-)
I bought the wool from either Lidl or Aldi last year.  I bought a 500g ball but I wish I had bought 2.  The colours look really good and I love making things with it.  My first ever item that I made for my son (a teddy) was made in the wool and I think it looks cute.

My other WIP is my balnket.  I am glad to say that I have made some more progress:

It's at least 3 times the size it was and there are 3 piles of ones partially made.
I'm really pleased with how it is going and how it's looking.

Please come back on Friday to look at my finished projects because I've got some Valentines items that I've been making. 

 I'm going to also try and get some mittens and hats made for my South African Project.
For anyone interested I haven't posted anything about this yet as I am waiting for the approval of the charity board before I can release the details for everyone.  As soon as I hear anything I will let you know.

Please take some time and go and look at the other WIPs linked to Tami's site.  Tami has some fantastic WIPs

Just a little extra, if you live in the UK Lidl are having a special on the 23rd Jan:



The 1st pack of 4 is £4.99 and the rest are £3.99 a pack of 4.
The question is how good can I be?



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