Works in Progress 13.03.2015

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Works in Progress

Hello there fellow hookers! How are you all doing?
I'm doing great!
Today I finished a commissioned project that I've been working extremely hard on . It's been taxing work, but I was extremely proud of the results and mailing the project off to its recipient gave me a great sense of satisfaction.
This commissioned project was a rather fun one, as it was candy inspired. A project that had only a theme as a guideline and the rest was left up to me to do as I pleased.
Jolly exciting for two reasons:
1. because I love to crochet and 2. because I have a rather sweet tooth and looooove candy!!
I had fun coming up with designs and playing with the vibrant mercerised cotton that I had chosen to work with.

I made all sorts off sweets and made sure to include my favourite sour cherries and gummy fried eggs. Not to mention also making chocolate truffles, boiled sweets, liquorice allsorts and swirly lolly pops.

This candy project has kept me busy, but I had to keep a couple of other projects on the go at the same time. I didn't want to get bored of working on one project now did I ?! :-)
I've also been working on a couple of pillow cases for a good friend of mine.
Truth is they have taken me far too long to make (I was asked for them months ago!), but I am almost done with them and should have them completed within the next few days.
They are very simple,
Rows of thick Tunisian simple stitch, in a deep navy blue:

And some big bold buttons to finish them off:

I'm looking forward to having them all done, not because I haven't enjoyed working on them, but because
I'm embarrassed at how long my friend has had to wait for them. Oh well!!! The wait is almost over Sasha!!
Another project swimming around in my brain, has been one of a team effort with Mel from Mel sent me this glorious Merino yarn that she has hand dyed in a rather scrummy shade of grey.

Its so luxurious! I love receiving yarn all wound up in a skein and then enjoying unraveling it and winding it up into neat little packages.

I'm very much enjoying playing around with it and can't wait to share with you all what I've come up with.
Finally my last W.I.P is something I've been spending a lot of time on and am very excited about! You may have notice in the left sidebar, a button linking to my "crochet library", well I've been hard at work on it and hoping to have it fully up and running sometime next month.

Its a helpful video resource, containing helping hints and tips to help with your crochet work. At the moment it's very basic and mainly showing people how to begin crocheting, but I do plan on working on some more advanced techniques as it progresses.
It was very daunting standing in front of a camera and filming myself. A little frustrating and awquard at times, but I hope it's a way to interact with you all and for you all to put a face to the person writing this blog.
Here's a sneak peak, its my introduction video to "The crochet Library". I'd love to hear what you all think?

Sooooo....As you can see I've been busy. I'll share each of these projects with you in a little more detail once they all near completion. Until then.... Happy Weekend!!!

This post was originally posted on 13th March 2015.
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