WIP Wednesday

This is my first WIP Wednesday! Confession, I’m not showing everything…no…not yet. I still have a gift to reveal. But here are some of the projects I’ve been working on.

For Mother’s Day, I made my boyfriend’s mom these shell coasters. His mom is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet! One time I was convinced my cat had cancer because that chunky butt wasn’t eating (yes, overly dramatic, but he is always hungry), and she called me after the vet’s appointment to make sure he was okay (he was :). So I made her these coasters for Mother’s Day to match her sunroom with a beach theme!

This is the maiden shell coaster. It didn’t make it into the set, and my tails were longer in the others.

The ends were curling, so I ironed them.

 

I saw this trick in Crochet World to mix fabric glue and water (2:2) to stiffen up the coasters.

This is the whole set. Still damp after 12 hours of sitting out. Note to self: squeeze more liquid out.

I’m also working on making these really cool crochet jar covers from this Icelandic blog Föndrari af lífi og sál which Google translates to Fool of Life and Soul. Side note: I love the creative blog names that people come up with!

Anyway, this is the first project that I’m working with fingering weight yarn. It takes a lot of tension and self control while working the stitches. But I think it will teach me patience. Mine, of course, looks nothing like the blogger-above’s does, but I didn’t get very far. I started working on the cover on Mother’s Day and haven’t picked it up since. But the jar I had was too big even with adjustments, so my mom gave me one that it should fit. She spent a lot of years canning veggies from our garden so she knows her jars! 🙂 Can’t wait to see how this turns out!

I’m going to have my first repair job. My mom snagged her crochet bag on a tree branch in Florida.

While I have hers, I decided to compare it to the new market bag I’m working on.  First of all, I am using different hooks (Clover now, Crochet Perfect set before). Second, the older bag was used so it may have been stretched a bit. But what I’m really sold on is the use of the magic circle. What a difference!

Anyway, those are some of the projects I’m working on. I’ll post more later. I’ve got a really fun one in the works. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. The coasters came out great! Hmm I’m not sure on how to fix the bag. In all the years I’ve been crocheting I haven’t had to mend anything. The jar lid covers are a really cute idea! 😀

    • Thanks Tami! Don’t tell my mom, but I also have no idea, lol. I guess I’ll google it and try my best. 🙂

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