Friday, 6 November 2020

Crafting Rotation On Hold

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.

15 comments:

  1. Like you I have lots of things in production, but I am happiest when I can focus on one thing, I am totally enjoying 12 days of Christmas, and that's my main focus, I want to gift it early December.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gosh Jo that's a lot of projects all of them lovely! I have just counted six of mine one of which I'm not working on at present. I agree with you about putting the rotation on hold for now it's supposed to be a pleasurable experience and at this time of the year there are so many other pressures with Christmas coming on. Your socks are coming on great that yarn is lovely and you can still see the pattern. Have a lovely weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. My goodness me,So many projects.I couldn’t cope!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My crafting is all for Christmas at the moment, free time at the moment is spent making individual stocking advent calendars (time consuming and repetitive but lovely at the end and of course they can be use for years). The socks look fab, by the way. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Four things on the go at any one time is all my head can cope with. I commend you for your creativity and ability to keep things going. Well done Jo.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That certainly is a lot of projects. I think your crochet granny stripe blanket is looking good.

    I find it so hard to believe Christmas is just a matter of weeks away. With our current lockdown I'm planning on making a start writing the Christmas Cards ...

    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
  7. They all look fantastic Jo, you've made really good progress with them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I suspect that, when you get back into your rotation again, it'll all feel fresh and you'll be raring to go with them all. πŸ™‚

    ReplyDelete
  9. Everything looks lovely, Jo!πŸ’–

    ReplyDelete
  10. A lovely variety of crafts Jo and you've made a good start on them. I should think the blankets and dishcloths are easier to concentrate on, at least that's what I find. I had to leave working on some embroidery and have picked up my granny square blanket again. 😊

    ReplyDelete
  11. Every single frame is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your projects are so lovely Jo, thank you for sharing them all with us. I know what you mean about starting to think about Christmas projects I think I might need to do that soon too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love the striped crochet blanket, the colours are fab :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love all these projects. I would seriously buy one of your granny and scrappy blankets if you ever decide to sell them. I just love them.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. I really like all of these projects. Imagine how lovely it will feel to finish that 40 year old cross stitch! I'm looking forward to seeing your patchwork come together. My favourite project has to be the Twinkle Twinkle Blanket, I love the colour you've picked.
    xx

    ReplyDelete