WIP’s,FO’s and New Things

:: WIP’s, FO’s and New Things ::

I’ve always got lots of projects on the go but don’t often document them except for the occasional pic on instagram.  I’m on a quest to be more organised and productive this year so each month I’ll pop in with this regular column so I can look back at my year and hopefully also inspire you too.

You’ll also notice a lot more knitting and stitching making an appearance here too.  Once upon a time these crafts were my main squeeze so I’m enjoying taking the occasional break from crochet and Tunisian crochet and switching things up a bit.

Here’s a little peek at what I’ve been up to this month …

New Pattern

Do you remember my Vivo cushion pattern from last year?  I’ve been wanting to make a blanket version of it ever since.  Well, finally I’ve had the chance to get to it and I LOVE how it’s turned out! I’m using Scheepjes Stone Washed instead of the cotton yarn that I used for the cushion and I love the soft mottled effect!  This yarn really adds another layer to the design which I think is really effective.

I’m almost finished writing up the pattern then it’s off to the testers.  Here’s a little sneak peek for now and hopefully it won’t be too far off being ready for the pattern release.  Stay tuned!

Vivo_crochet blanket by poppyandbliss

Knitting

I love stranded colourwork/fairisle knitting. It’s so much fun watching the patterns emerge as you knit and worth all the ends!

I’ve just moved to a warmer climate where it never really gets cold enough to wear these wristies but I simply HAD to make them….just because!

The free pattern for these Fair Isle Cuffs by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits is available here on Ravelry.  These were such an enjoyable knit and only took a few nights in front of the telly to make.  I’m so in love with them I think I’ll wear them no matter the weather.

fairisle_wristies

Stitching 

I fell in love with this ‘Love’ design by Amanda from Brynn & Co and it’s what got me back into embroidery again.  I’m a little bit rusty and my stitches aren’t perfect but I don’t care – I’m loving every relaxing stitch!

Now I’ve been bitten by the bug again, I have a more embroidery projects on the go which I’ll share next month.

Love_embroidery_wip

Well that’s all from me for now.

Until next time

Michelle x

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