I’ve finished a project! Yes it was simple.Yes it was quick. But its finished… even the ends have been woven in!
In actuality, I’ve finished two projects because whilst I was crocheting I could see I would have enough yarn for gloves or mittens. I opted for Wristers which I have made lots of times before (see here). I did however tweak the pattern slightly, so that the ribbing on the cuffs was more pronounced I alternated front post double crochets and back post double crochets (US terms)
I’m rather pleased with how it’s all turned out turned out. I used a 10mm crochet hook and created a round of about 64 stitches. I then worked a spiral (like amigurumi) using double crochets (US terms) forming a tube til it was about arm length. I worked in a spiral as I’m really not keen on seems left when joining rounds and chaining up; others may not see it but I do. 🙂
The colours are really autumnal and I’m not convinced the photographs do the pieces justice. Also, lacking a more glamorous model I had to do the job myself. 🙂
Today was a better day. I finished a couple of orders and finished putting decorations up.
I was going to start some awesome slippers… But I’m not sure on the yarn/wool I have, so I might start a secret Santa gift tomorrow.
One things for certain, I’ll be crocheting 🙂
After I’ve finished mending the blanket I’m working on (hopefully it’ll all be finished tonight), I’ll be working on more fingerless gloves. Redheart have written a nice straightforward free pattern which produces gloves that fit most hands (wristers). I like that I can still use my phone while wearing them.
I first made a pair of these as part of a crochet crowd challenge and I wear them all the time. When it gets colder that may change but for autumnal weather these are great.
You wouldn’t believe how many photos I took trying to make my hand look natural… maybe my hands aren’t natural!!! I used Patons colour works aran for these I love how the colours slowly change.
I want to have a go at making mittens soon… I’m sure I saw a nice pattern where the top folds back (still thinking about using phone!!!) 🙂
It’s definitely feeling colder now in the UK and Winter is on it’s way.
Currently, I’m wearing a neck warmer that I designed myself and wristers that I made as part of one of the crochet crowd challenges.
The wristers follow a nice easy (free) pattern that only takes a few hours to work.
I edged both the neck warmer in a wool, that added a subtle splash of color, and really liked the results.