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Patchwork Interpretations

Pretty much a Bitch and Stitch with some baked goodies thrown in x

Carnaby Skirt – update #1

So last week, in A Spot of Pink, I posted that I was beginning my challenge for the year, 17for17. This would be 17 handmade projects to keep me going throughout the year, and the Carnaby Skirt would be the first.

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A Spot of Pink

So we come to the first of my new projects for 2017; the Carnaby Skirt I stumbled across the design upon Ravelry, from the delightful people at knitty.com.

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17 for 17

I know I’m running late for the Christmas just passed, but a lot has been changing. Many of my friends have moved house and are only just managing to pass their addresses on to me.

The plans for the new year are coming together, I plan on starting and finishing 17 projects this year, #17for17.

I’ve got a few ideas, and a few things that I’ve been putting on hold.

There’s a set of circular needles in the post currently, Amazon is amazing sometimes.

I’ve got some patterns from other places that I would like to try, and from there I hope to be able to make some of my own. There’s pieces I’d love to make but I cannot find a pattern for love nor money.

In Progress

I currently have two blanket projects in progress. I’m working on a Virus Blanket in DK and a Ten Stitch Tunisian Crochet blanket in Aran.

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Virus Shawl

I recently completed a project for one of my close friends. I made it as a token of appreciation for allowing me to stay with her while I was visiting friends in the area.

I found that the Virus shawl pattern is terribly pretty and I am itching to make another. This is the completed scarf:

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Hook Size: 3.5 mm and 4 mm

A link to the pattern will be included at the bottom of the post 🙂

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Recently mum noticed how my needles and hooks help me keep my anxiety in check, so bought me this on our trip out yesterday 🙂

#Xmas16

Things have changed a lot since I was last around here making plans for my crafting future. I’ve lost friends, lovers and one of the best jobs in the world. I’ve moved house and am currently beginning over.

My project list has changed greatly.

I’m working on a series of blankets for #Xmas16. I’m once again going to try and post a little more regularly about my crafting updates. I bought myself a very pretty midyear diary (see here) and I’m currently making space for when I need to be updating the blog… perhaps the diary will keep me going.

I’m also in the process of trying to find myself a new job, something that might actually help me manage to return to university. I’m currently crashing with my parents, and as much as I appreciate the fact that they are helping me, home doesn’t feel like home any more.

I’ve got a project that I recently completed. And there are two on the go, with others in the works. I’m going to try and start updating properly. Expect a lot of posts in a short amount of time. I’m gonna do things properly this time.

The Penny Arcade Jacket is currently on long term hold, due to not being able to find a yarn that I like that will work properly. The black would have been so squishy and warm, but it’s just too bulky to make the pattern. I appreciate oversized cardigans, but there’s oversized and drowning in. It’s back to the drawing board, but I’ll have one eventually.

I’m currently in the process of making the Penny Arcade Jacket out of Women’s Institute Soft & Chunky, in Black, from my local Hobbycraft.

The Pattern is by Caron International Yarns.

I don’t own a 9mm hook, so I’m making it with a 10mm and 6mm. The 10mm works a lot better with the current wool. I haven’t got enough to finish the project, but I have got enough to make a good start.

My current observations are:

  • it’s going to be nice and warm.
  • it has the potential to be too big, so may end up a present for my flatmate, or a rather oversized, oversized jacket.
  • the pattern is really pretty, and I am currently curious as to how it would work in some of the different yarns in my stash.

I will upload some pictures of my project in the next post.

2016 Project List

I currently have the beginnings of the 2016 project list. Here it is so far:

  • Penny Arcade Jacket – this is being made for me at the moment. I figured that after all of the presents I had been making for other people, I deserved something for myself.
  • Victorian Baby Blanket – I’ve made one of these already, but as little Imogen is expecting a sibling I have another on the cards. I have until the summer to get it finished.
  • Housewarming throw – After my SO saw the throw at Christmas, and admired at how wonderfully warm it looked. I decided that it would make a delightful housewarming gift for the cold nights in student digs.
  • Autumn throw – My little sister happens to be starting university, and I decided that it would be lovely to make a throw for her. I know how cold student digs are.
  • 2 x Kingsize throws
    • My parents – I didn’t really get them anything for Christmas ’15. And I feel rather bad, so I’m going to make them something extra special.
    • SO’s parents – from what I know of them, they appreciate the finer things. And while something homemade can be looked down upon, from what I know of his mum she’d appreciate all of the hard work that went into the gift for them.
  • 3 x Socks
    • SO
    • Sister
    • Gem’s SO
  • Hat
    • Gem’s SO – He’s in the army, and after making him a pretty scarf for when he’s out on training, and he rather liked it. So this year he’s getting socks and a hat.
  • Something fun
    • I’m still unsure what to make Gem for Christmas. I have time, but I’m going to have to find something.

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