what are we all making today?

(47 Posts)
0x0x0mum2bubs0x0x0 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:49:36

My Stylecraft Special DK arrived on Friday and I'm hooking my way through a huge granny stripe blanket. It's looking fabulous, I'm very excited smile

thanksforthememories Sun 03-Nov-13 14:00:57

I have a craft fair in a few weeks time so I'm trying to finish off all my crochet items! Taken forever grin

0x0x0mum2bubs0x0x0 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:06:47

Ooooh lovely, what sort of things?

SoupDragon Sun 03-Nov-13 14:15:21

I am hoping to finish a hat with cabled owls. smile

ShoeJunkie Sun 03-Nov-13 14:16:29

I'm finishing off a patchwork square for a wedding quilt my church is making.

I'm putting thermal linings in DS's new curtains

Sewing in all the loose ends from my latest Woolly Hug

If I finish those before bedtime then I have one more thing to make for the Winston's Wish Christmas craft donation

Everybody is fed and watered. Dinner is in the slow cooker so I should probably get my butt into gear and crack on. grin

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:20:20

I'm working on my patchwork Christmas tree mat.

It's completely done by hand - hexagons.

I'm at the quilting phase.

Ingles2 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:26:19

I'm hooking snowflakes for my shop window.. Bit sick of them now tbh.. Been making them for weeks smile

0x0x0mum2bubs0x0x0 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:42:22

Oh Ingles that sounds fab, sorry you're bored! I fancy doing some for the windows at home, what a lovely idea smile

You're all very industrious. I'm still in my pyjamas (although I've cooked and served a roast!) but it's so glorious outside we're going out to walk round the park. Might even come home with cream and marshmallows for hot chocolate smile

I'm determined to get another couple of stripes in today but I stated with a chain of 270 so it's going to take a while!

thanksforthememories Sun 03-Nov-13 15:21:59

I make crochet hats, scarfs and small 'toy' items. Just got a delivery of lots of lovely colours so planning some new items in my head as I go

I'm knitting a scarf. First proper project and I'm pleased so far.

biffnbuster Mon 04-Nov-13 16:19:48

Knitting a cushion cover

I'm making some owl cabled gloves, hope to get the pair finished tonight so I can start the mine craft hat set I've promised another MNetter

IamGluezilla Mon 04-Nov-13 22:57:20

I'm knitting this fabulous blanket for my friend. Baby due Xmas day.

Jaynebxl Tue 05-Nov-13 07:41:46

Crocheting hats for the shoeboxes.

Doodlekitty Tue 05-Nov-13 08:19:34

I'm in the middle of this hat for 1 year old ds. I'm doing it in a wonderfully bright variegated yarn. I'm still a fairly new knitter so this feels very adventurous. Would like to finish this week

I'm very close to finishing a knitted blanket as a Christmas present for my friends toddler. I've worked out if I can do ten rows a day I can have it done by the weekend. grin

IamGluezilla Tue 05-Nov-13 09:16:22

Love the hat doodle kitty

Daisybell1 Tue 05-Nov-13 13:57:54

I'm in the middle of 3 pirate hats.

I have immense 'startanewproject-itis' but I'm waiting for the wool to come on offer so I can't get going yet.

I have a Pi hat to finish before then too.

whatdoesittake48 Wed 06-Nov-13 06:33:46

Making my own advent calendar from the latest Simply Crochet magazine. it is little mittens and socks strung up like bunting. I am doing red and white striped socks at the moment, but will use all kinds of colours. I need to do one sock/mitten a day to have 24 by December 1st....

poppy77 Wed 06-Nov-13 06:51:18

I have also started a granny stripe blanket! I ordered a kit after finding a link here and I'm really impressed with the quantity and quality of wool. I have managed the starting chain and first row (which I hate) so I am optimistic that I might even finish this project.

I will also be trying to teach cross stitch to my 4-year-old and 7-year-old. Which really just involves endlessly rethreading needles.

Jaynebxl Wed 06-Nov-13 07:07:04

Ooh is it like stockings on a string? Sounds good what.

Poppy do you have a link? I would love to have a go at something like that.

Doodlekitty Wed 06-Nov-13 07:30:09

I would also like that link, I'm determined to finish a blanket eventually!

Has anyone set themselves a target of making at least one thing per day?

I've been knitting squares for a blanket for months now and have just managed to finish my fifth one blush - I'm not actually that slow at knitting, but I do have a major problem with getting my arse into gear.

I've also started to make jewellery which I would love to sell - so far I've got six watches, each with a matching pair of earrings, one necklace and one glasses chain. My aim is to make complete matching "sets" (watch, earrings, necklace and bracelet) before I attempt to sell them. I've also got hair slides that I want to experiment with!

Then there are the Xmas table linen bits that I want to make before we host on Xmas day (table cloth and napkins) and a wedding memory box for my sister.

Does anyone fancy giving me a kick up the backside to keep me going/motivated? Anyone got any top tips on how to get crafty after a long day at work when general household stuff and wine start calling?

Daisybell1 Wed 06-Nov-13 14:27:29

Ohfour - crafting is my wine/wind-down.

Can you prioritise by date - so I'd do the Christmas stuff first (if that's needed first) and then move on to other things?

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