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So it is already July and the middle of the year.
And with that, a lot of new small projects and new wip’s that have found their way onto my needles and hooks.
The blanket square pattern are now settled. I am happy with the look of the pattern and will continue to knit these squares until I have used all the yarn and have enough squares for a blanket. 🙂 It is a large project that may take a bit, but in the end I will have a pretty big and cozy blanket.
Then I started with some crochet. 🙂 I had been in the mood to crochet something, and small projects like these crocheted bags were just what I needed to feel very happy with taking out my hooks again.
I made a small cotton bag, and this local cotton works so well. It is lovely and sturdy and feels good on your hands.
Then I also crocheted a bamboo bag. I love bamboo yarn to crochet with, it is very smooth and easy to work with. I added a pretty daisy that I got from a swap buddy last year. It really adds to the bag, and makes it super cheerful.
Still working with cotton, I am making a small pile of cotton kitchen cloths. This is the first one, with a few more to follow.
And thanks to all the beautiful embroidery work of so many, I could no longer keep myself in check. I have started a cross stitch project. I am not sure yet if I will be framing it, or using it as a tea cloth or a centrepiece for something larger. But I love the variegated floss I got and am working on this when the light is good. (old eyes you know 🙂 )
Also lurking in the background is this floppy bunny. I have cut the white fur. 🙂 and had bits of white fur and fluff all over the table and workplace in the end. I still have to cut the grey fur, which is about twice as much. 🙂 but am still working up the courage to cut into this fluffy fur again. It is gorgeously soft and will sew up beautifully I think.
It is of course mid winter here in Johannesburg, so lots of time to relax and craft and enjoy a sunny cozy spot in the sun.
Happy crafting all.
You are crafting like crazy! Everything is wonderful. I love the variegated floss and can’t wait to see the bunny:)
🙂 Thank you. It is winter here, so lots of time to craft and relax, and of course, lots of sporting games to watch. I am loving the stitching, it is receiving a little to much attention lately. The bunny is watching me, I will be making time for it soon again too.
The bags are super cute, I especially love the blue. I have got to sort out my WIP after I get back from holiday as there are far too many on the go. X
🙂 Thank you so much. I love the blue one the most too. It turned out just the right size. I have a colleague that loves it just as much, and may have to make her a little one too. Great idea for making Christmas goodies I think.
Enjoy the holidays. It is always fun. xx
things are looking great! I love that variegated embroidery floss – it looks lovely! And the blanket squares will be AMAZING when you have them all together and covering you on a chilly evening!
🙂 Thank you so much.
I am really enjoying the stitching. I have been wanting to get started for a while. Now I work on it whenever I have a moment of good light and time to relax.
The knitting is more for tv watching, and the blanket is going well. I hope to have a decent sized blanket by the time I have used all the yarn I have. 🙂 It will be perfect for winter.
You are making so many different things! I’m a little envious of your ability to multi task 🙂 Love those little bags – what a cute idea. And the bunny! But the winner has to be the knitted squares – that will be a fabulous blanket!
🙂 Thank you.
I have a few things going, as it depends on the daylight as well. Old eyes you know. I need good light to stitch, so the knitting is easier when watching tv, etc.
I have a love for baggies, and like to make my own as well as buy some. I am thinking I should start a few and have them ready by the end of the year, as little gifts.
I am working on the blanket squares here and there, I hope to have a decent sizes blanket by the time I have used up all the yarn. 🙂
So many projects and such beauties. What a perfect winter! Love the cross stitch project too.
🙂 Thank you so much. I am loving the cross stitch project a lot, it is a lot of fun watching the design unfold as you go.
Nice to see a round up of WIPS. Love the blanket squares – very cute pattern.
🙂 Thank you so much. I hope to work on the blanket here and there inbetween other wips, and then someday have a decent sized blanket.
Ginny @ Mytimestitching .com said:
You have been busy! I am loving the square for the blanket and can’t wait to see it all come together. It is a beautiful pattern. The bags are adorable. The bead and tassel on the one is so dainty. And the daisy addition on the other is the perfect accent. I just love hand knitted cotton dish cloths and refuse to use anything else to wash my dishes. I can’t wait to see more of your cross stitch! It is looking wonderful! I LOVE the thread you are using ;). Keep all those needles moving and happy crafting!
Thank you. So great to hear from you.
🙂 I hope the blanket will be done, eventually. I seem to be working on other bits and pieces and not knitting so much.
I based the thread on the one you used for (my favourite) sampler. I tried to get something similar. 🙂 I just could not resist yours. It worked up so well. This piece is not as dense as yours, but the colours are showing well, and I love the effect. Thank you for always stitching such wonderful pieces, you inspired me to do this one. xx
Missy's Crafty Mess said:
I love your bags and that blanket is going to be amazing
Thank you so much. 🙂 Always great to hear from you.
The bunny will probably be oh, so soft and much loved. You have a talent in so many areas. I’m ready for winter too. ;(
Thank you, I am looking forward to working on the bunny.
🙂 Winter is nice here, and I am enjoying it. I shall send it your way a little later.
Happy crafting in the meantime. Take care.
Nice blue bag!
🙂 Thank you so much.
I just love the little daisy bag – so cute!
🙂 Thank you very much.
I love all your projects! 😊 The Blanket squares are so gorgeous, and the crocheted bags and the kitchen cloths are so fun, the embroidery is lovely (the variegated floss is amazing!), and the furry fluffy bunny is too cute for words! May each project bring you so much joy! 😊
🙂 Thank you so much. I am enjoying them all very much. Even the furry bunny, that is causing fur to fly all over. The fabric “sheds” a lot at the cut edges, but it is getting better. I am loving the embroidery, and am very happy I started with it again.