What works in progress do you have and what do you fancy doing next?

(48 Posts)
JollyHappyGiant Thu 05-Sep-13 18:07:52

I'm a crocheter. Currently I'm working on:
A very thick brown scarf for DH.
A white and pink 12 point star blanket for fun.
A purple and teal stripey blanket for DD, but I've tied off the yarn and given her it already. I'll finish it sometime in the future.
A yellow and red Babette blanket for DD.
A 'lucy bag' in loads of colours for my sister.

I'd like to make:
A corner to corner blanket.
A poncho or top for my other sister.
Some little toys for DD.

Didn't realise I had quite so many works in progress!

ZingWantsCake Thu 05-Sep-13 19:21:23

nice list thereJolly

In process

- our King size quilt
- 5 small wall hanger quilts, identical design, different colours, will be Christmas gifts, but need a lot of hand stitiching
- 1 garden theme wall-hanger quilt - gift for MIL
- X-stitch birth samples for all our kids (5 boys, 1 girl. eldest is 12, so it feels irrelevant, but I will do them anyway)
- sewing patchwork shopping bags out of cut up jeans

In planning

- 1 square meter size cot quilt for youngest nephew
- single quilt for me (with red and white gingham, polka dots and Laura Ashley Bibi fabric)
- sewing more cushion covers for boys
- sewing some dresses for Dd (next year)

plus about another hundred things from finishing off decorating baby books and making Christmas cards.....

not enough time!

PolterGoose Thu 05-Sep-13 19:23:34

I mostly do crochet, knitting and sewing. And I mostly only work on one thing at a time, but right now I'm doing a big granny square blanket (one big square not lots of littlies) in the same colours as the Cath Kidston blanket on her website, I had an 'oh I can make it cheaper than that' moment... erm, no, I can't, nearly £100 of yarn later (not bought all at once!) I should be able to complete it soon blush

Am also making something for another MNer using sewing, crochet and appliqué.

And have lots of sock yarn ready to make my winter socks as soon as autumn sets in properly.

PolterGoose Thu 05-Sep-13 19:25:32

Also planned are 2 ripple blankets, one rainbow and one in the Attic24 granny stripe colours. And a granny square scarf made with sock yarn leftovers. And some knitted dishcloths...

bamboobutton Thu 05-Sep-13 19:33:22

in progress:
2 ripple blankets in different yarns
a granny stripe blanket
a chunky lace blanket
a hexipuff blanket
an aran lace shawl
a hot water bottle cover
a couple of pairs of socks
I think I am queen of the ufo.

ive got lots of yarn waiting for future projects, it's agony trying to decide what to make with it. probably going to make more items for the home and small winter items such as hats and gloves.

misskatamari Thu 05-Sep-13 19:50:10

Glad to see its not just me who has a load I crafts on the go. I've been making granny squares for a giant blanket for about 3 years now but have yet to put it together. I've also just started a baby blanket for myself and a crocheted scarf for my nephew. Also have a hand embroidery wedding picture which is a belated anniversary present/memento.

Hoping to start a crochet cupcake scarf for niece soon and make appliquéd tshirts for dhs bday (computer game related characters etc) grin

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 05-Sep-13 21:32:24

In progress:

Some crochet, some sewing.....

Ripple blanket
Mini squares blanket
Crochet Cushion cover
Crochet hats to do for the winter
Skirt to sew the hem on
And lots of skirts in planning but probably or next summer now!

Seabright Fri 06-Sep-13 08:01:53

I had never heard of the crochet cupcake, but have just googled & now I NEED to make one!

I have on the go:
Double sized ripple blanket
Baby converse (crochet)
Cross stitch picture (which I started in 1997!)
Tapestry cushion

Right, must finish all of them before I start anything else!

JollyHappyGiant Fri 06-Sep-13 09:44:55

"I will finish my works in progress before I buy any more yarn".

I actually said that a few weeks ago. How wrong I was!

flipflopper Sat 14-Sep-13 08:42:39

I am currently knitting this wrap for me
I am nearly finished and am getting sick of it now tbh!
I am dying to get started on this for baby dd. I made one for her last year and want to do a bigger one this year.
I am only a learner, just started knitting last year when dd was born, so lots I want to make but not enough time to do it!
Have also learnt to crochet and want to do more of that too, but just not enough time in the day.

ParkerTheThief Sat 14-Sep-13 08:52:03


A shawl
A hexagon blanket
A ripple cushion cover
A little hug blanket
A scarf

Silk painting
Some Christmas cards
Birthday cards
A scarf

A quilt that I know I will never finish

ParkerTheThief Sat 14-Sep-13 08:54:32

Forgot to put what I'd like to make next. It's all crochet stuff

A diagonal box stitch blanket
Japaeses flower scarf
Granny stripe cushion cover
Slouchy hat, if I can find a crochet pattern

TheFowlAndThePussycat Sat 14-Sep-13 09:23:46

On the go I've got

2 cot quilts for babies that are due any day, I've done the tops but now I've got to do the actual quilting bit which I'm not very good at interested in and the edging, which drives me to distraction.

3 patchwork pillowcases that I promised dd but I can't be bothered to do the fiddly finishing bits

A cotton granny square blanket which I bought loads of yarn for and then lost interest in got distracted from got overtaken by other projects.

The kids 'birth' cross stich sampler, they are 6 and 4 (glad I'm not the only one with that problem).

A massive sampler for my in laws that I bought on my honeymoon 9 years ago.

Projects that I have fabric/yarn for

A Christmas quilt

Christmas stockings for the dds

A ripple blanket for my godson. My other godson's quilt was delivered a year after the christening

Projects that are a twinkle in my eye:

'Badge' quilts for the dds - the kind that they I can sew their Rainbows/ gymnastics etc badges on to.

Learning to knit cable and socks!

Is there any cure for the chronic non-finisher? At least I'm not a non-starter I suppose grin

TVTonight Sat 14-Sep-13 10:02:27

I have a hat scarf/set for DD3 to sew on ends/make bobble
Knitting Hat & Scarf for DD2
Planning the Hudson Bay baby blanket for a baby due Christmas Day and
VITAMINER HJÄRTA Quilt from Ikea- want to make something summery for the girls with it

Current projects

Baby blanket for friends DD
Mums birthday scarf
Cat cushion/toy for friends DS
Collar/scarf for MiL

Planned projects:
Knitted penguin toys
Learning to knit in the round for a baby hat and adult hats to match the scarves I've done for people
A knitted scarf, hat and maybe gloves for me.
A knitted blanket for winter snuggles in front of the TV

Planned sewing projects:
A baby quilt for my DD
Christmas tablecloth, runner and napkins (in a gorgeous reindeer batik)
A patchwork batik tablecloth for my friend
A maple leaf design fabric patchwork quilt.

And at some point I'd like to learn to crochet as my MiL is brilliant but I can't get past a simple chain stitch!

In progress (crochet) a rainbow blanket that needs all the loose ends sewing in and (knitting) a hat for my great-nephew.

I have yarn to make 2 woolly hugs and a further 2 hats. I also have yarn to make two angel wraps for the local hospital.

I want to crack knitting with two colours and have found a Nordic design mug cosy to practice on. I have yarn to make these with. If they are a success I will make some for the PTA Christmas fair.

DS has now decided that he likes my home knitted hats again and wants me to make him one - but we need to agree on a colour and buy the yarn. I usually make cardigans for my great nieces for Christmas so must buy the yarn and crack on with those soon.

I bought some paper mâché letters last year to decopatch for Christmas. I hope to get finish them in the next couple of months. I also have some wicker hearts that I want to Christmas-up but need to scour pinterest or google images for inspiration.

SoupDragon Sat 14-Sep-13 10:30:18

WIP: Too many
To Do List: Too full.

I think that sums it up nicely!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 14-Sep-13 20:56:50

I have nearly finished my huge ripple blanket and I feel really sad! It's been a great project to work on over the summer and while I'm pleased it'll be on my bed very soon, I'll miss making it iyswimconfused

On the positive side, my dsis is pregnant again so a new ripple blanket can be born next year.

My mini square blanket is making slow progress, it's very fiddly!

Attic 24's Christmas wreath has been added to my list too. Should probably start soon.....

Kveta Sun 15-Sep-13 17:19:16

I only started crocheting last month. But already have a few WIPs...

I'm making a single bed sized blanket, about 1/3 of the way through it, and losing the will to live a bit.

Also a giant chunky granny square for my brother - about 1/2 way through.

A butterfly garland (nearly done).

Granny square cushion cover - 3 more grannies to edge, then need to work out how to put them together!

I really want to make a ripple at some point, and am plotting star garlands as christmas presents - have found a lovely simple star pattern to follow.

Also want to do some fingerless gloves for DH, but not sure how easy they'd be? that would be a good christmas present for him though.

JollySleepyGiant Sun 15-Sep-13 19:28:16

Lots of lovely projects on the go smile

Fowl I had a campfire poncho blanket that I sewed my badges to. It was brilliant for guide camps smile

I completed a WIP this week! So I started another. Now making a snowdrop shawl for myself. I have really leaky boobs and a shawl might give me something to hide wet patches behind until I can get somewhere to change.

TheFowlAndThePussycat Mon 16-Sep-13 16:39:13

That sounds fantastic Giant! I have a really clear idea in my head of what I want to do, but god only knows if I'll get round to it...

SleepPleaseSleep Tue 17-Sep-13 10:38:21

Oh dear. Another title for this might be 'things I really want to do but somehow never get around to.

Currently doing: doctor doll for dd (knitted); peg loom phone cases for everything; sampler wall hanging in macrame in various blue shades; various doll clothes in various sizes for dd (knitted, sewing)

Planned (in order of decreasing probability sad: more wall hangings, brighten up bare rented walls, in macrame and also just sew some fabric and make lots of flowers and animals in crochet to make scenes; a couple cardis for dd and ds, have idea for Shaun sheep cardi; more dolls clothes (love em, little and quick); various amigurami animals for all; Alan dart knitted farm pattern; various e broidery pictures including a folding triptych of sea life that can be opened in various ways or closed (had idea 4 years ago and don't think will ever get round to it); and right out there, a 3 dimensional embroidered garden that I saw a book about once, with maybe a house as well. Do my ideal garden, since i'll never have a real one. I think that'll be a retirement project (I'm almost 40, so one day....)

I like to dabble in lots of techniques, so I can do a lot quite well but I am soooooo sloooow. And have too many distractions.

SleepPleaseSleep Tue 17-Sep-13 10:38:37

Ps I don't get bored!

Currently I have on the needles/hooks:

A waterfall cardigan, in cerise pink King Cole galaxy yarn (with sequins on).

A big, cream tunic-sweater that I am making up as I go along.

Squares for a random, patchwork-style crochet blanket in purple, cerise, rust, lime green, teal, turquoise and sunshine yellow.

Flowers, balls, stars and pompoms for the Attic24 christmas wreath.

Other projects I have got lined up include - a big cardigan, a crocheted baby blanket for a friend (a mumsnetter), several lace scarves, and a scarf in two shades of pink Debbie Bliss Andes, and five - yes that's right - five skirts. And I want to do some quilting and applique, and have the fabrics for that. And for some cushion covers - I made three, but ran out of the backing fabric, and now have some more of it.

I don't think that is all. In fact, looking at my yarn stash, I KNOW that isn't all. blush

whatdoesittake48 Tue 17-Sep-13 16:22:16

Crochet cushion cover for MIL's 60th birthday
crochet tableware sets/coasters for xmas presents
Knitted socks - one nearly finished
Work in progress granny square blanket
Huge knitted linen bed throw - years in the making

Have my eye on hats and scarves for the winter
Possibly a new thick jumper to ward off the cold

Always practising new techniques and then just unravel them - for me it is the process rather than the final result.

I teach crochet - so need to keep up with new ideas and interesting techniques.

Chocolateteabag Tue 17-Sep-13 22:56:31

WIP: Caramel cardigan by Isabel Kraemer have got to just under boob and sick to death of stockinette!

Planning: puerperium cardi in a black and white twist wool for DS2 who is due in dec.

just ignoring the half made skirts (pregnancy put paid to finishing this year) and half complete upholstery projects all over house

TheFowlAndThePussycat Wed 18-Sep-13 09:04:14

I love that cardigan chocolateteabag is it easy to make (i'm not a very accomplished knitter but I can do the basics)?

One thing that helps me make some progress regularly is that I meet with a friend once a month and spend an evening trying to move our WIPs on. We should do it more often really, but it is better than nothing!

JollySleepyGiant Wed 18-Sep-13 10:30:22

Fowl, that is a great idea smile I have a few local facebook friends who craft. I wonder if we could arrange something smile

574ejones Wed 18-Sep-13 12:29:58

I am making Christmas Stockings at the moment, and am planning to make some PJ trousers next. And after that, I need to think about Christmas presents.

You all sound very busy!

monikar Wed 18-Sep-13 14:48:16

574 are you knitting PJ trousers? What size are you doing? Gosh, that sounds to me like a huge project.

I am doing a toddler jumper at the moment and have reached the dreaded sewing up stage. I love knitting and crocheting but I don't like sewing up and can sometimes have 3 projects made but not sewn up. Does anyone else not like sewing up or am I alone in this?

You're not alone Monikar. I have about 20 squares for a baby blanket laid out on my dining room table just waiting to be sewn up. I can't seem to bring myself to do it, and it's supposed to be done by tomorrow. sad

Plus my toddler has refused to nap today, so that's scuppered that plan. hmm

monikar Wed 18-Sep-13 16:35:39

goodjam If you have it laid out on the table, then you are part way there smile - my sewing up just festers in a heap in my knitting basket, and I just add to it, then have to have a big blitz and do it all in one go. I remember the days of a toddler refusing a nap - my DD was a terrible sleeper and on the odd occasion she napped in the day and I was trying to get on with something I would be thinking 'don't wake up yet, I haven't finished'.

That's exactly what I'm doing! She finally fell asleep and I'm going to let her have an hour, so I'm sewing as fast as I can! grin

Chocolateteabag Wed 18-Sep-13 23:37:51

Hi Fowl - yes, finding it pretty easy once I got the hang of the raglan increases. It's knit top down from the neck band and the "new" stitches for me were all easy to find on ravelry.
I'm doing stripes but there are some fab block colour ones in the project list too which I kind of wish I'd done instead pattern is free too. But have needed a lot of wool for it

monikar Thu 19-Sep-13 09:00:41

goodjam Did you get the blanket sewn up in time? I left mine last night while I looked through my stash and patterns...nothing changes grin .

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 19-Sep-13 09:37:43

Thanks chocolateteabag. I printed the pattern last night and I will let myself have a go at it only when I have quilted both quilts and made up the three pillowcases. <gives self stern look> <sneaks off to see if there is any appropriate yarn in stash>

I did pin and start to tack one of the quilts last night - inspired by this thread - particularly the mental image of goodjam frantically sewing while the baby slept. My babies are both at school now, so the only legitimate excuse I have now is work - and I'm pretty good at procrastinating when it comes to that too grin

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 19-Sep-13 09:38:57

Oops, posted twice blush sorry!

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 19-Sep-13 09:39:56

Aargh! <throws phone at wall>

monikar Thu 19-Sep-13 10:21:57

Fowl I am like this - I am always mentally on my next project, hence probably why the sewing up gets left and left.

I have a friend who only has one set of needles, deliberately, so that she can only have one WIP going at any one time. I like to have lots of everything - yarn and buttons are my particular obsessions, but I have a lot of needles too. Does anyone else get their stash out and look at it? I must sound really sad...

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 19-Sep-13 13:05:21

My downfall is magazines and books - I have a subscription to Simply Crochet and I have just taken one out for their new quilting magazines. I spend ages flicking through them, get loads of inspiration and start too many things at once...

In fact my DH has just refused the offer of a free coffee table because it would just get 'covered in knitting magazines and crap...' grin

I still haven't managed to educate him on the differences between crochet and knitting...

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 19-Sep-13 13:06:36

It seems that when I preview posts it posts them anyway! So I'll have to choose between correcting typos and posting everything twice!

monikar Thu 19-Sep-13 14:14:00

I sometimes buy Simply Knitting - they are such lovely magazines aren't they? Full of like-minded people with a similar obsession! Luckily for me though, most of the projects are too difficult or just too big so I tend to only make the small easier stuff. I particularly like it when they have a free gift on the front - now that is sad.

I'm currently eyeing up knitted ripple blankets, I only have 12 balls though, so my stripes might have to be thin! or I have the perfect excuse to buy more of the same wool!

puffylovett Sat 21-Sep-13 21:39:08

Ooh hello... I have on the go -

1 x granny stripe blanks for ds1
1 x join as you go small square 'elmer' blanket for ds2
1 x large crochet peephole square blanket for my sofa

To do -
Xmas pressies for family, but I've no idea what! Socks scarves or hats I suspect

monikar Sun 22-Sep-13 09:02:34

goodjam I love any excuse to buy more wool grin .

I keep promising myself I wont buy any more until I have used up what I have. That would probably take about 2 years of continuous knitting...

Haha! I know how you feel! I think " oh, I must use that up", go on Ravelry for ideas, find something else, buy the wool for that instead!grin

monikar Sun 22-Sep-13 11:30:33

My problem is that I don't buy just for certain projects, I buy random balls of wool when I see them usually because it is a bargain and 'might come in useful'. There is a charity shop in our town which seems to have a never-ending supply - I wonder who donates all this wool - and I can pick and choose some lovely wool from there smile .

I didn't say I made the projects I bought the wool for! grin

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