So I haven’t blogged all week, and I feel guilty about that. I just had so many ideas, it was too hard for me to pick one and go with it! ;)
To add to the shame, I’m having a true Sunday walk-of-shame blogpost today: I am showing you my WIP’s and UFO’s! That’s right. I am showing you a part of my craft space that I feel very ashamed about. That little corner that we all have, that little nook or bag, stuffed away in a corner, to be forgotten about and never thought of again…
But only on one condition; if I show you mine, will you show me yours? ;)
I grabbed my WIP bag and my UFO bag (that’s right, I have two!) and turned them upside down on my desk. Here’s what that looks like:
Pretty shameful right? I counted them. There’s 10. Ten unfinished objects, ten projects that I was over the moon about when I started them and that I have done wrong by putting them in a bag and tossing them into a corner…
Here’s one. I thought it would be cool to have a spiral for a pillow backing. But crocheting with 4 skeins of yarn at the same time is extremely annoying, I can tell you! So this one was quickly tossed aside. I think I picked it up again twice, only to add one or two rounds, and then toss it again. Problem is now; I have NO idea where I left the pattern for this, so I’m not even sure I can finish it… Pure shame.
I used my Stylecraft Dk stash for this. What to do ladies? Keep going, end it, or frog it?
And then this one. This one I really really like, because I designed the pattern myself. When I was posting this on Instagram I remember it was a big hit! I originally intended for it to be sold at my first craft fair but alas, it never made it that far. It’s a little owly purse with a zipper, made from Drops Paris cotton yarn. I think I’ll finish this one since really all I have to do is sew in the zipper! :)
Next up: two scarves that I also started with the intention to sell them at the fair but never gotten around to finishing them. The one on the left is a Queen Anne’s lace scarf, and the other one is a star pattern scarf from one of Jan Eaton’s books. The lace scarf is too short, so I had to go out and get more yarn from my LYS, which I did but then put it in a corner and forgot about it, and the star scarf is pretty much finished, but needs the ends tucked in. Also, I don’t like the colors on that one as much as I did when I started it. I can’t see myself wearing it at all!
So what do we think? Queen Anne scarf; keep going, stop, frog? And the star scarf, anyone interested? :)
And then I found these. A piece of cake and an unfinished bunny ring. Seriously, I can’t remember when I made these! I suspect that I made the cake also to sell at the fair, and the bunny ring just because it was cute. The cake is pretty much finished, I made the pattern myself but for some reason wasn’t happy about it. What do you think?
The bunny ring clearly still needs a nose! Will I ever finish it? I doubt it. (the pattern is from Croshame via Ravelry)
This piece of work is, well, a piece of work! I found this superbulky yarn at my LYS, and on the label it said; make a scarf with just one skein! Ofcourse, that is when you knit it, not when you crochet it with some kind of giant jumbo cable running through it. *sigh* So naturally, I ran out of yarn, got a new skein, forgot about it all together, and here we are. I’m really not sure about this one. I love the cable, but will it be nice and snuggly as a cowl? I’m not sure. If I frog it, I have two skeins to work with, and maybe I can make it into an open weave crocheted cowl? Help me out here ladies!
I made another cowl a while ago, using the basketweave stitch. It looks pretty cool right? Right, until you try it on that is! For some reason, I managed to use the most harsh, rugged, itchy yarn I had for this. So yeah, I think I’ll keep it for show, just to remind myself of how cool the basketweave stitch looks on a cowl! :)
Alright, last and certainly least; these two cuffs. One is finished, and I like the way it turned out. So ofcourse, I only made one. *facepalm* I’m pretty sure I wrote down the pattern for this thing somewhere. No clue where though. The one on the right is definitely a WIP. I had this idea of making a Victorian style lacy cuff/armwarmer, by using ribbons to weave through the crochet. Still a cool idea, but I think I’ll frog this one and write up a better pattern for it (because let’s be honest, this one s*cks!)
So what do you think? Pretty shameful huh? ;) I can’t wait to see what you have stashed away; dare to join me into showing it? :)
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