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Wednesday WIP #5 – Call the Midwife Blanket

Wednesday WIP #5 - Call the Midwife Blanket

Wow, that was a long time between posts, wasn’t it? My bad, things just got crazy, and then I just wasn’t in the right headspace and got lazy. Rest assured though that the crochet continued!
A lot has happened since I last posted and a lot of items have been crocheted in that time. One WIP that has taken quite a long time already is my call the midwife blanket.
I’m not even sure when I started this one as it was so long ago. I know it was over 18 months ago though as I posted about it on Instagram in December 2018.

My Call the Midwife Blanket

The pattern I used is from the Little Monkeys Crochet blog, I created a longer starting chain so that I could get 10 of the pattern repeats across the blanket.
The yarn I am using is Bendigo Wollen Mills 4ply Cotton in pink rose, with a 3.5mm hook.
I have managed to get quite a bit done in the last couple of weeks and have just joined my 2nd ball of yarn to the project.

There are 11 rows of the pattern blocks completed and I will do another 4 to get it to 15. This will make the finished size of approximately 90cm x 90cm excluding any border. I am still not sure what I am going to do there. If you have any suggestion of a good border to use with a call the midwife please leave me a comment.
As long I don’t get bored with it again, I’m hoping to finish this one in the next 2 weeks. Just in time for my next markets at Glenbrook.

Next time I make this blanket I will definitely use thicker yarn. I love how the 4ply cotton of this one is turning out, but it is very fiddly and is taking me too long to complete.
What is your favourite yarn to use for a call the midwife blanket?


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Wednesday WIP #2 – Riverbend Cardigan

Half Finished River Cardigan - Wednesday WIP #2

Welcome to Wednesday WIP #2! Considering the crazy week I had, it is almost a miracle I was able to write this.

Today I’m going to show you a project I have had on the go since the end of Summer here in Sydney, and that is the  Riverbend cardigan from Moogly Blog.

I wanted to make something for me to wear that wasn’t a hat or scarf, and this cardigan looked like a good way to do it. As it just basic shapes, and no crazy increasing or decreasing required to acquire the correct size.

I’m using the USA style value balls from Spotlight for this one, it is lovely and soft, especially in this Silver. I’m not doing the colour changes suggested in the pattern, as I wanted it a solid colour. But I might make the border and pocket a contrasting colour if I am feeling brave. So keep an eye out for the finished product, which I hope should be soon!

But 6 months later and I am only just over halfway. But I did a little happy dance when I got that halfway point, let me tell you. 

Half Finished River Cardigan - Wednesday WIP #2
Half Finished River Cardigan

I am going to try my best to finish this one soon. As it will be the perfect Spring Cardigan to throw on for school drop-offs and errands, and just slouching around the house. 

What’s your favourite pattern from Moogly? Let me know in the comments below. 


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My First Wednesday WIP

C2C Minecraft blanket - My First Wednesday WIP

Hello and welcome to My First Wednesday WIP,  where I show you 1 of the (many many) projects I have on the go. 

I have heard rumours that there are people out there that finish off a project before starting another one. That is not me. At a guess, I have approximately 8 long-term projects going at the moment. 

Today’s project has been a labour of love. I had a request for a Minecraft a blanket from my then 6yr old son, And with my newly found skills at C2C figured I could easily do a graphgan. Over a year later this baby still isn’t finished, though it is close.

I had to go looking through my Instagram posts to see when I started it, and my First post about on May 8th last year.

I think I was going to give it to him for his Birthday in October, that never happened. I get distracted too easily. Though I have been warned by him that it had better be ready for his birthday this year!

As simple as this graph looks, the multiple small colour changes did my head in. Lesson learnt, even if I do have to sew in a million ends, next time (if there is a next time) I will use bobbins to contain the mess. 

C2C Minecraft blanket  - My First Wednesday WIP
Almost finished

In the meantime, it is sitting in a basket in the living room reminding me to finish it every time I go in there. Think I need to choose a  TV show to binge and just sit down and do it. Soon, I promise.

I would love to hear what other projects people are currently working on. Let me know in the comments

Love Carmen