Tuesday, 11 June 2013

WOYWW #210 - sock, sleeve, sheep

WOYWW stands for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? This idea was started by Julia of Stamping Ground fame. Who knew it would be sooooo successful. Even though I have only been joining in for about two and a half years, it is fascinating. All those desks (200 some weeks), all those crafty people, all the lovely things to see. Such lovely comments, great ideas, tips........ It's greeeaaaattttttt.

My desk this week is in the dark. It is a photo from Tuesday night because where I live (Canada), it isn't Wednesday until nearly midday in the UK. Enough excuses, here it is......

My sleepy sheep is very nearly finished, just a few ends to sew in. I haven't got any further with my crochet flower. I do have a new lamp on the desk. Although the lighting is good up in the loft, in the evening it is nice to have a brighter directional light. I am about half way through my sleeve as I started a new project (I know, I should have finished one thing before starting another but I am a bit bored of my cardi now. It's so thick and chunky and I can't imagine wearing it, I will finish it though soon I promise). My Mollie Makes magazine is open to a page I found very intriguing. Big crochet cushions with a lovely vintage fabric on the other side and a big handmade button in the middle. Ummmmmmmmmmmm.

So, my new project. I have a joined the 'Sockalicious' group at my knitting shop. The idea is we learn a different sock pattern each month. I am two months behind because I joined late. The one I am doing at the moment is a work sock (like the original sock monkey sock). I started it but I seem to have gone wrong and will have to rip it all out and start again. Moo (my Mum) is here visiting from England at the moment and we haven't had much time for crafting (though she has sewn on the kids badges on various things - yay).

Right, I will try and visit tomorrow but I am gardening on the rooftop of the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. It's going to be a warm one. Have a nice day x

 

 

10 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah well done on having mum to visit that is fab an lo s love the hand knitted sock they are tricky but very well worth it I guess :D
happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #no number yet!

Annie said...

Have a wonderful time with your Mum....the crafting will wait and we will still be here waiting to see the many projects you keep on the go when they get finished :-)
Hugs,
A x # 51

butlersabroad said...

Hope you get lunch at the hotel again today! I'm sure you'll be grateful for the cardi in the dead of winter and it'll be perfect. Another sock! That's brave of you, and two colours too!! You're number 96 this week, but I'm not playing along, a bit busy at the mo, hence the complete lack of posts from me, lol.

Hugs
Brenda

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Crafty can always wait for real life. Sleepy Sheep sounds V V cute - I made DD a Shaun the Sheep doll ages ago but don't think I have knit or crocheted since then. Shame, I do miss it, but I cannot justify yet another "stash" what with the paper and fabric overrunning the house..... but fear I'll cave in eventually. Oh dear....

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Tamara said...

I love your pic of your work desk. Nothing like working in the evenings when all the chores of the day are behind you. One of my best friends also loves to knit socks. She finds it very meditative! I also love your pin cushion!

Krisha said...

I love the idea of the large cushions, how great they would be. Have a great week
Krisha #17

Maisie Moonshine said...

I get the feeling we might be seeing one of those cushions appearing on your desk soon! Have a great week. MMx #43

Ria Gall said...

looks like you are going to be knee deep in socks! I look forward to seeing what you come up with
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the idea of where you will be gardening tomorrow! How cool is that? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36xxx

okienurse said...

busy desk and how can you think about only having one project in the offing...hello! Love gardening and it is always nice to have Mom around! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26