Splendid Sampler and Fairy Tale WiPs
I’ve been making the Splendid Sampler blocks alongside Ulla and Simone (see sidebar). This is what 1-61 looks like.
There will be 100 blocks eventually.
Some of these blocks are incredibly detailed considering 2 designs are released each week (Thursday’s and Sundays). Some weeks these are all I’ve managed.
The One Day Box is a trunk where I put hand knitted baby/children sized items, and books which my one day grandchildren can enjoy. Although the rate at which society is developing, I wonder if childhood will resemble the childhood I gave my children. Will they still use books or will they learn to read on baby I pads? Anyway this merino wool jumper in aged 3-4 years is for the one day box. I’m seeing if I can add a beanie style hat from the left over yarn at the moment, so I guess this is a WiP set.
The 2 crochet bags I shared last time have now been lined in a cute hexagon print. I added a phone sized pocket too.
Now it feels like I can tick them properly off my list. When I created the Wanna Make List back in January, I hadn’t thought that we would be finally moving house so I am WAY behind on it.
These Fairy Tale blocks were made partly at the old house and the last ones finished in Norfolk. This is the first time they have been laid out together.
I’m currently adding frames to each block, then I need to cut 272 2.5″ squares to finish the centre part of this quilt.
I forgot to share this lap rug in crochet. It is a design called Suncatcher Block. I liked it as it resembled stained glass windows. I then added rainbow borders to the 4 blocks, then a lot of black. I like how it turned out. I still need to sew those yarn tails in though. Yuk! There is always one part of a craft I like less than others. In crochet it is definitely the final neatening up after you think you’ve finished.
So that is all for now, a fair bit of WiP but the bags have finally left the craft room after a lot of dithering about whether or not to line them. A little victory for the Tick List.
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