New found love or is it?

I have been wanting to do a blog post but I was too caught up with my new found love, yarn manipulation.  What is that?  It is none other than crochet and knitting.  I have been crocheting and knitting up a storm this past month.  First up, I did finish the Bavarian Scarf and I have gifted it to a dear colleague on her birthday.  She will need it when she goes on her trip to South Korea at the end of the year.  Goal #3 of my Q3 FAL goals is accomplished.  See my Q3 goals here.  

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The happy recipient of the scarf.

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Since I started crocheting, I thought to myself, why not get a set of crochet needles?  Well, I got a set of new Clover Amour crochet needles.  They came in a case but I wanted a personalised handmade case.  With the help of Youtube video by Donna Wolfe, I crocheted the case below.

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See all my crochet hooks?  I had also bought Tulip crochet hooks in sizes that were not available in the Clover Amour set.  The case was supposed to hold 10 crochet hooks. However, as the case was crocheted rather loosely, I was able to hook more crochet hooks in between the pockets.  This case is perfect to store all my hooks!

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My urge to crochet is so great that I crocheted a goldfish.  Pattern is from Ravelry by Kate Wood.  This goldfish looks like the real thing.  I am gifting this to my MIL who has 5 live goldfishes at her home.

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As if crocheting is not enough, I venture into knitting as well.  The last time I knitted was some 20 years ago.  I chanced upon Susan B Anderson’s book, ‘Spud and Chloe at the Farm’,  in the school library.  The barn animals in the book are soooo cute.  I could not resist the ‘Little Lamb’ pattern so I knitted one.  I had wanted to knit a black sheep but black on the sheep’s face looks kind of shocking for little children so I ended up using grey yarn instead.   It turned out much better than I expected.  By the way, the ‘Little Lamb’ is not the sheep featured on the front cover of the book.  The white sheep on the front cover is ‘Spud’.

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Side view of the Little Lamb.

 

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Little Lamb with a red scarf.  LOL.

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I’d better work harder on the rest of my Q3 FAL goals.  Not very productive in terms of meeting my Q3 goals.

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2017 Q3 Goals

We have crossed mid year and now we are in Q3 of 2017.  Now is time to list my goals for Q3

Goal #1 – Wristlet zipper purse

Sue Kim’s pattern.  I did not manage to complete this wristlet in Q2.  The pattern is from her book “Bags the Modern Classic”.  I intend to use the following 2 fabric for the pouch. I have also printed the template for the pattern.

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Goal #2 – Colourful patchwork tote bag by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield

These charm squares that I purchased from Connecting Threads a few years ago are perfect for the colourful patchwork tote bag by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield.  I took her Craftsy class where she taught how to sew this bag.

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Goal #3 – Bavarian crochet scarf

This scarf was a result from my Bavarian Crochet class.  I am half way crocheting this scarf.  Just need to crochet another few more rows and it is done.

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Goal #4 – My Funny Valentine Wall hanging

This applique wall hanging was a project from Sarah Fielke’s Craftsy class.  I hope to finish the applique and do some simple quilting to complete the wall hanging.

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Goal #5 – Sun Bonnet Sue coin purse

The applique for this Sun Bonnet Sue is done.  The design is from Akemi Shibata’s book, Quilted Bags and Gifts.  Just need to do embroidery of the background and I will be able to sew it into a coin purse.

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Goal #6 – Peared Up’ wall hanging

This kit was purchased a few years ago.  I must use it to make a wall hanging.

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Goal #7 – ‘Blooming Basket’ table runner

Another kit by Connecting Threads which I had purchased a few years ago.   My goal is to complete this table runner this year.

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Goal #8 – Mystery quilt by Meadow Mist

The quilt top of the 2016 mystery quilt by Meadow Mist is done. Now to quilt it.

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Goal #9  – Kindred Pinwheel quilt

I would like to make a quilt for a colleague’s daughter  using a pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company – Kindred Pinwheel pattern.   You can view the tutorial for this quilt here.  Her favourite colours are lavender, lilac and purple colour.  So I have chosen this fabric as the main fabric for the quilt.

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Goal #10 –  Hunter Star Quilt for myself

Hunter Star pattern has been in my to-do list for a long time.  I reserved the following 2 pieces of fabric from my stash for this quilt.

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Goal#11 – Double wedding Quilt

A Double Wedding Ring Quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler.  I have just the fabric for this, Hometown Girl Jelly roll by Pat Sloan.

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Goal #12 – Bind Stained Glass Peacock wall hanging

This was supposed to be a trial for my Tiffany Stained Glass Peacock wall hanging.  There was some slippage in the hoop when I machine embroidered the Peacock so I did not use it in the main wallhanging.  You can see that the black outline is off.  Rather than leave it as a WIP, I might as well sew on a binding to make it into a mini wall hanging.

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Goal #13 – Crochet a hat and scarf

When I was in Spotlight, I bought these balls of yarn hoping to crochet a matching set of hat and scarf, pattern name is Snowball Hat and Scarf.  You can see the pattern here.  It is the dark grey set with light grey patches in the scarf and hat.

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Goal #14 – Baby quilt top

This darling quilt top is made from a quilt panel.  What is left is to quilt and bind it.

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