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Wednesday 9 October 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday is BACK!

Hi all,

After my recent blogging and general crochet hiatus I am slowly getting back on track. It no longer hurts to type and I am only getting sprodic spasms of pain if I do certain things. I can do bits and pieces of crochet and knitting without pain (or should I say minimal pain) and am able to be getting on with a few projects which I thought that I would share with you.

When I say a few projects, what I mean is I have loads of things half done, which makes a perfect WIP post I guess!

Firstly I have this hat I have been making for a colleague who is leaving. Its rare that I make an adult-sized hat and even rarer that it is for a man! I'm used to using bright colours so its a bit strange to be using colours such as these.

This led on to an idea for my Christmas craft show......stripy candy cane hats!

So late last night I made a bit of a start. What do you think so far? Its to fit a 1-3 year old. I would like to make a matching scarf too.

Big Hat and Little Hat by SallyStrawberry

Now this really is the most Christmassy I have got......a Christmas pudding hat. This is a commission and I have adapted the cute cupcake hat to make it Christmas pudding-y. Bottom left on the picture below

......so this is what my dining room table looks like....a total mess of half read magazines (Simply crochet has been read from cover to cover multiple times of course!), hooks and half-finished projects.

See the blue mice peeking out in the top right corner? These are a very exciting project, also for my Christmas craft fair which I will share with you in another post.

Now, as much as I would love to get on with some crochet I should take it easy on my wrists, providing me with the perfect opportunity to get on with my book for book club next week ('American Tabloid' by James Ellroy). Its pretty heavy going and I'm struggling a bit but am going to persevere and hope to finish it when we meet to discuss it next week. Any of you read it? If so what do you think?

I will keep you updated on all these projects......and will be sharing this post on 'Yarn-Along'. Click the link below to find out more :-)

Best wishes,

SS xx


  1. Welcome back to the crochet and knitting world. I crocheted quite a bit during the summer break but now that school's started back up I've slowed down a lot. Your projects are coming along nicely! Following you through GFC.

    1. Hi, thankyou, its great to be back :-) Its annoying when life gets in the way of crochet! Thank you for following, I hope you enjoy what you read x