Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So Many Projects.....So Little Progress

My blogging has been a bit sparse lately, mostly because not much has been going on, and I don't have any finished projects to show.  I've been busy though.  I am working on a new pattern, and I'm getting geared up for a new ring ornament series for Christmas.  I also have several personal projects in the works.  Since I rarely make anything for myself, I was suprised when I realized that all of my projects in process are for me!  It was a happy suprise though, and I am looking forward to getting all of these finished up so I can enjoy them.  My progress seems to be going slowly, but I think that's because I am trying to work on so many at the same time.  :)

First up is the The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower, and is a free pattern on Ravelry.  You can't really tell by the picture (below), but it's almost finished.  I think I have just a few more rows to go.  I'm loving the yarn, it is Tosh DK by Madelinetosh and is SO nice to work with.  Hopefully I will get this finished up this week sometime.  Getting around to blocking it is a whole other story.  :)

Next is a fun little project I found on www.redheart,com, called a  Snowman Jar Cozy.  It's a quick, easy project to make.  You just work ribbing in the round for about 5 inches, then use felt and buttons to make a snowman's face.  It slides over a round glass vase and can be used as a candy dish.  I picked up a vase the other day, and once I get this finished, I will fill it up with peppermints.  :)

This next project is a kit I bought at Mary Maxim for an afghan called"Marcelle Afghan".  I don't usually buy kits, but this one is only available as a kit. I have had my eye on it for quite some time, and when Mary Maxim had a free shipping offer I took advantage of it and ordered it.
I'm making it using the yarn provided, which I'm not crazy about, but I am enjoying the pattern.  It's not a mindless project though, you really have to stay focused. I can't wait to see it finished, but this one will probably take a while to get done.

This project is called the Alpine Frost Scarf by Amy O'Neill Houck and is available for purchase on Ravelry.  I was looking through all the projects made from the pattern and I fell in love with this gorgeous project.  She made the scarf using Lace Lux yarn, which I found at Jimmy Beans Wool.  This yarn is to die for, it is so soft!  I just started this, so I haven't gotten very far, and the full effect of this scarf isn't seen until it's finished and blocked.  But it is a very easy, mindless project, perfect for working on while watching TV. 

The last project is a sewing project.  I was in my local fabric store, and they had gotten in some really nice dishtowels, and had decorated them by stitching fabric along the bottom and adding some rick rack for decoration.  So I picked up supplies to make two towels.  Once I take the time to haul out the sewing machine, this project should only take a few hours.  I bought fall fabric though, so I guess I better get going on it.  :)

So that's my list of projects and I hope to have some finished pictures to share soon!  :)


Anonymous said...

Impressive publish! STICK WITH IT!

Stephanie Laydilyke said...

Don't feel bad. I have just as many projects if not more on the go. When you're a creative crafty person like me, you can get bored of working on one thing at a time. That Marcelle Afghan is going to be gorgeous! The snowman one, may have to try it. However my knitting skills are not the best.

Wendy said...

Such a lovely selection of projects! I love having a whole load of WIPs, it can get boring working on just one thing at a time. That afghan is beautiful! It is crocheted isn't it?

Annette said...

OMG so many projects.. I can't wait to see the next update

loony toon said...

just curious if you finished the Marcelle Afghan. i'm interested in it and am an experienced crocheter..i've looked for the pattern only to no avail, so i too am going to break down and purchase the kit. you have quite an assortment of stuff your site!

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