I've been using My Crafting Rotation for quite a while now, I've managed to get a couple of projects finished and made some good headway on others but I've now made the decision to put the rotation, where I work on each of seven projects for at least an hour each week, on hold. I've got a few things going on at the moment and with Christmas sneaking up and things to do for that, I feel it's for the best. It doesn't mean that I won't still be crafting, I will, just not in such a structured way.
I'm really pleased with the progress I've made on my crochet granny stripe blanket. I was in two minds about continuing with this blanket but I'm so pleased I have, the bigger it gets the more I like it, and it's great to work on now the colder weather's here, it keeps me nice and warm whilst I'm crocheting.
There's now seventy five squares in my scrappy blanket and no two are the same. This blanket is great to work on when I've just got an hour or so to spare, it feels as though I've accomplished something by adding another square.
This cross stitch, which I started about forty years ago, was another project I wasn't going to bother finishing as there were rust stains on the fabric from the needle I'd left tucked in it all that time, but the stitching I've done recently has covered it up. It's quite hard going though with all the half stitches that's called for.
Although I started a new hobby of English paper piecing with good intentions, all I've actually done so far is glue baste the hexagons. I'm looking forward to putting some actual stitches into this and getting some of those hexagons sewn together.
I'm still knitting dishcloths. I haven't got as many finished as I'd have liked but this is ongoing as I like to keep a good supply in stock.
The Twelve Days of Christmas cross stitch is something I'm loving working on but I haven't got as far as I'd have liked. I don't mind a slow stitch, I like to enjoy each stitch I put in rather than rushing but this is a project I'm looking forward to spending more time on over the coming weeks.
Another slow growing project is the Twinkle Twinkle Blanket. There's over two hundred stitches on the needles already and there's a long way to go. As there's increases every other row I should think I'll end up with hundreds of stitches more on the needles by the time I'm done.
So that's where I'm leaving everything for the time being. I shall just work on whatever I fancy over the next couple of months and see how I feel about starting the rotation up again in the new year.
Of course, I shall still be working on my Strictly Socks which I'm knitting for the Strictly Sockalong over on Ali's Little Drops of Wonderful podcast. I'm not sure I've chosen the best pattern to go with this yarn as it's hard to see the lace detail, but I've started now so I shall continue.
There's plenty of projects there to keep me going, and I've still got plenty more waiting in the wings too. Well, it's nice to have a choice, isn't it.