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Saturday, 23 February 2013

FINISHED UFOS

 Week 1


Well I have started very gradually working my way through those UFOs that have been lurking here and there throughout the house.

So far this week I have managed to complete three such said UFOS which are now FINISHED (mind you there are still plenty more to wade through).  I thought that I would keep coming backwards and forwards adding and updating this post  so that I have a visual record of those finished items; sort of like a homework report card.  Thought it might keep me on my toes and keep me motivated.

1.    Rainbow coloured spiral scarf


2.    Pink marled spiral scarf


3.    White cotton crotcheted flannel

In between I have been working my large cream crotchet blanket and I have also knitted another square from the part work Knit n Stitch; a throw made of of knitted squares in various stitches and crotchet squares which I receive by way of a monthly subscription.   I shall continue to keep working these when I have time in between everything else.


The Plan for Week 2


The plan is to finish working a small crotchet throw that I have been working in a teal colour and cream.  The blanket rather than being worked in individual squares is worked in alternate colour strips.  It is a lap throw and so  I am hoping  I will manage to get this finished.   If I do I will turn my attention to another UFO and add it on.   I will report again and update when I ave got a little further.



P.S.   Here is the link to the free spiral scarf pattern for those of you who want to have a go :

http://www.artesanoyarns.co.uk/Images/ARTESANO%20WEB%20MATERIAL%202010/FREE%20PATTERNS/corkscrew%20scarf.pdf

Pattypan

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Report on Week 2
 
Week 2 went well lthough I did not have as much time as I had hoped to set about this UFO, but I am pleased that I have at least managed to complete a full strip of 9 patches and sewed it on to the existing blanket.  I am hoping that I will get another two to three strips out of the wool I aleady have and then I will edge the complete throw in cream as I have plenty of that at the moment.

Plans for week 3

More of the same as last week.  Time permitting I will sit for a little while each evening and be able to work at least a patch a night.  Will see how it goes, but I am determined to get this one out of the way with as soon as I can.. There is a good reason for this as the wool I  using this blanket is Aran wool and iit housed in one of my wicker baskets which I want to rescue, and then line and use it in due course for something else.

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks Gillibob, I had to do something to get through the very large list of UFOs. I am itching to start some new projects but not until I have some of the outstanding stuff done and dusted.

      Take care

      Pattypan

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  2. What lovely things! I really must learn to crochet.

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    1. Thank you Scarlet; It took me ages to learn to crotchet but basically if you can finger knit you can crotchet. The only real difference is that you keep the index finger elevated as this is your tension finger. I used to crotchet quite successfully mats and things like that using the finger knitting method until I went to college and the Tutor took one look at me and squared me up. Index finger had to be at attention from thereon in. There are some very good tutorials on You Tube, but some things you need to see to get a grip of things and sometimes you can misinterpret the patterns. I did some more crotchet last night on my blanket/rug but ended up pulling a lot of it down as I had worked too many rows - one of the problems of me going onto automatic pilot when I am tired. Never mind I pulled the relevant bit down and am now working it again.

      Take care

      Pattypan

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  3. Love those scarves - do you have a pattern ? great way to use up odd balls of wool too.

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  4. Hi Wean

    Have posted about this a couple of times going back through the blog but here is the link for the free pattern. Needless to say that I used what wool I had rather than the recommended brand.

    Hope this helps and hope you are keeping well.

    http://tarragonnthyme.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/crotchet.html

    Pattypan

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