Sunday, 3 October 2021

Blogtober Day 3 - what I’m working on



Today I’m blogging about what I’m working on, and as most of the projects are top secret, I’ll show you a Work in Progress (WIP) instead.

I have to confess I have a gazillion WIPs but this one was closest to hand and is almost finished so I’ll tell you all about it. 

I was recently selected from a competition entry to win one of the 165 Scheepjes Lucky Yarn Boxes to celebrate their 165 years of being in business.


Now I must confess that Scheepjes are probably my favourite yarn company because I love all of their yarns and they also have great environmental credentials which is really important to me. I’m a firm believer in resource efficiency and prevent/reduce/reuse/recycle and Scheepjes tick all of these boxes in their production processes. Not to mention they produce their gorgeous yarns in such a wide range of amazing colours. 


So I was over the moon to be picked as a winner and I received my box to make my projects for my recipients. I intended to make a bag but I couldn’t get the shape right so instead I’ve made a few alternative projects including this flower cushion. 


This is one of my designs that I’ve adapted from the original cushion design that was first published about 9 years ago and as I was crocheting I realised how versatile the pattern is and how it could be a great stash buster project too. It's easy to forget about past designs, so I'm really glad I've remembered about this one. 

Luckily I had the little circular cushion pad in my stash so I had everything I needed to get started. 

I still have the final round in black to complete and then I’ll be finished. But as usual, even though I only have about an hour of crochet left in this cushion, somehow I keep leaving it for projects all shiny and new. I seem to be very good at leaving the last bits of a project unfinished, even though, in reality, I only need to find a small amount of time to complete it. 

But I know that as soon as I can finish it off I can gift it, so I’m intending to make every effort to get it done this week. 

The texture created by the stitches is amazing and really sumptuous and tactile. It’s hard to believe that it’s just a treble crochet base and double crochet ‘petals’. Such simple stitches, yet by combining them in a very specific way creates a very different end result and much more than just trebles and double crochets. I’d love to make one with sock yarn oddments too - but perhaps I just finish off all my gazillion WIPs before I start another.

I wondered if you do the same as me in leaving those last little bits of a project unfinished, then suddenly, before you know it you have a great big piles of WIPs?

I hope you’ve had a good weekend, Lynne xx

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