Wednesday, 4 May 2011

WIP Wednesday 4th May 2011

I missed last weeks WIP Wednesday but I've been good and mostly only stuck to one project!!!

1. Crochet Heart Doilies

I've completed 5 of the 7 now.  They were intended for a present but my tension is all over the place - 3 are big and 2 are very tight and small.  I'll keep going until they are all the same size but they are mostly likely to end up on my wall rather than anyone elses!!  They've been great fun and very portable - perfect project for the beach.

2. Elise Shawl
Needed a quick project as a replacement birthday present instead of the doilies.  The Elise shawl is recommended as a quick project (some people finish it in an evening - dont think I will but hoping it will be my FO on friday).  Brought some gorgeous artists palettes sock yarn from and started last night.  Its my first project where I have used a chart.  Messed up the first few rows trying to work out the written instructions so switched on recommendation to the chart.  Love working off a chart.  After several froggings I'm getting into the flow now.  There is a mistake on the first couple of rows but by the time I'd realised I didnt have the heart to frog it right back!  It seems very cack handed to be working with a 5.5mm hook after using the 1.5mm on the doilies

Showing off our new flooring too!!!

You can see at the start where I have misunderstood the instructions and DC into the centre original stitch too many times :-(  Hoping that once blocked it will be fine.

Still unfinished - Genevieve, socks, afghan etc etc etc!!!!  Not worked on these tho in the past fortnight


  1. Wow, I really need to learn how to crochet... I can't imagine knocking out a shawl in an evening! Either way, your shawl yarn is lovely, and the bright colors on the doilies are fantastic. They look like summer!

  2. Those photos of you crocheting on the beach have me grinning ear to ear! :D I can't wait until we have some consistently better weather where I live so I can do some crocheting outside. I like those doilies, too, I may have to give them a try.

    I also love the pattern and colours of that shawl, I think it will be lovely.

  3. That yellow in the sunshine is so summery

  4. I love the yarn you're using for the shawl. I'm also a little envious about the beach crafting :-)

  5. Adorable picture of you crafting at the beach! I love the yarn you're using for all your projects. So colorful and fun!

  6. I love the colours of the yarn you're using - especially for the shawl, it's beautiful.

  7. The yarn for your replacement gift is gorgeous! I'm sure either given as a gift would be much appreciated.