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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?

Jaynebxl Wed 06-Nov-13 16:04:36

I'm afraid I have the opposite problem ... I find it hard to put what I'm making down to get on with the mundane stuff! I tend to carry my current project around in a little toilet bag in my handbag so I can get on with it at any odd moment.

Actually Daisy that's a really good point - I've been trying to get knitting as a way of ensuring that I do something but it's not exactly urgent blush It's strange cos once I've got everything set up/beads out etc I can't put it down and I'm as happy as a pig in muck.

Janye I'd LOVE to be able to do that! I have loads "spare" commuting time but I can't even knit properly on the underground let alone bead sad What's your current project? I'd love to get some ideas!

I might start taking a proper lunch break at work and do something crafty at my desk.....

DeathByLaundry Wed 06-Nov-13 19:26:18

Granny striping away here. Did you get the Stylecraft poppy? It's amazing for the price and so soft when worked up.

I'm freezing so it's a good incentive to keep going - the sooner it's big enough to cover my knees, the better!

gluezilla that is lovely. i love all over garter stitch, so cushy

i am making hot water bottle covers for christmas, and a lap blanket for PIL

Jaynebxl Wed 06-Nov-13 19:31:27

Oh four I'm currently crocheting a beanie hat for our Christmas shoe box. It is really easy and satisfying because it is quite quick. Fits nicely in my handbag too with just a ball of wool and a crochet hook!

Daisybell1 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:36:30

I'm impressed at you beading on the train! I finished a shawl for a friend's wedding during train trips but as it grew it needed its own seat. I glowered at anyone looking like they wanted to sit there!

socks are my train knitting. they fit neatly into a bag. though people think they are hilarious when they come up to you and tell you you can buy socks in the shops...

I have been making Hama bead snowflakes with DD for her Pre school Christmas fair, not much talent involved but they are really pretty.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 06-Nov-13 22:53:26

Cushion covers for my dining room chairs. 3 co-ordinating base fabrics and various appliqued hearts.

Stitchthis Thu 07-Nov-13 07:31:24

A quilt, an origami box and some birthday invitations. And a mess.

monikar Thu 07-Nov-13 15:39:05

I would happily craft all day but work and housework get in the way grin .

I am currently making a toddler jumper - this is nearly finished but I have the dreaded sewing up to do. Also I am making a pair of bootees of which one is made (not sewn up obviously) and the other has about 3 rows of rib done. It is my best friend's birthday in a couple of weeks so I want to knit her something small like a tea cosy so I may start that tonight or tomorrow. The pattern has matching egg cosies but I am wondering if these would actually be useful or not?

today i have made a heart pendant with sterling and fine silver, labradorite, rainbow moonstone, pearls and black diamonds.

Ooh, I love labradorite!

SewCrafty Thu 07-Nov-13 22:24:34

This week I've finished my stint of making over 100 felt charity poppies for sale in local shops, libraries and online, phew, glad no more can be made. Maybe some personalised Christmas goodies next, including my own kids stockings.

addictedtolatte Thu 07-Nov-13 22:36:12

Am making Minecraft animals out of felt. The dcs have got the thumb screws on me to mass produce these little animals :-)

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Thu 07-Nov-13 22:42:52

I have made my first seat pad cover using this one as a template

www.marksandspencer.com/Marks-and-Spencer-Gingham-Checked/dp/B004P0BCFS

It looks lovely but I reused a cushion I didn't want for the inner.

It's not comfy to sit on sadsadsad

SoupDragon Fri 08-Nov-13 08:27:17

I am now making crochet candy canes for the Winstons Wish sale, having come up with my own pattern for them.

DeathByLaundry Fri 08-Nov-13 09:39:53

Wow aren't you all clever?!

Still granny striping away here ... May be some time ...

PolterGoose Fri 08-Nov-13 10:41:34

I started my first ripple blanket yesterday, using Attic24 ripple and her granny stripe colour pack. It's 238 stitches wide and with 2 rows per colour I'm on the 5th colour, it is going to take a long time...

I've also got all the knitted pieces for a fox scarf finished but CBA to sew it up yet.

And I need to knit some socks.

I am working on a crochet blanket for a friend who is expecting a baby. It (the blanket, not the baby) is teal, turquoise and cream. The squares are about 6" square, and I think I am going to make the blanket 5x6 squares (about 24"x30") - though dh is suggesting 5x5 (30"x30") - what do people think? If it makes a difference, if I do the larger blanket, I probably won't have enough cream to hook it together and do the edging, as I had planned, but would have enough teal and turquoise left to edge it.

Ingles - can I ask what pattern you use for your crochet snowflakes? I can follow a crochet pattern, as long as it is not too complex, and I would love to learn to crochet snowflakes - I have this plan to stiffen them, put ribbon on, and attach them to blue cards, so they are both a christmas card and a decoration that you can detach and put on your tree - so a mini gift. I have never crocheted with thread, though - only yarn.

TheFowlAndThePussycat Fri 08-Nov-13 11:07:48

Good grief PoulterGoose I started my ripple blanket last weekend, it's only got 171 stitches and I'm only on the 4th colour! You are on the 5th and you started yesterday? I am so impressed!

I'm using the Attic 24 pattern too, it is so simple but it looks so lovely. Just won't be finished before next winter at this rate!

SleepPleaseSleep Fri 08-Nov-13 13:13:50

Making a mummy doctor doll for dd, knitted. it's from an Alan dart pattern in an old magazine. Have been doing it for ages - I'm not fond of sewing up, and was particularly nervous about tackling the head so I kept putting it off, but I've got past the worst of it now and she already loves it. Will try to finish in next week. I'm thinking of doing another for her cousin but it won't be ready for Xmas at my speed, maybe end of January at best.

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