It is another wonderful day and since it’s Wednesday, regular readers know it is WIP Wednesday – a time when I lay it on the line of what I’m currently working on. I have a few things going so we might as well dive right in…
Ok – I will have some to post as FO’s this Friday; however, I do have a couple more in the making. The reasoning is because I like them. I may consider selling some in my Etsy or ArtFire stores – it all depends on how much I want to keep the ones I make.
Ok – I have another Grandma’s Favorite on the knitting needles…. for shame, Cris – for shame! (ok, not really). In all actuality up until this year, I have not enjoyed knitting. Granted, knitting is still not my number one yarn working skill preference; however, I do think that being around knitters in the yarn group I’ve been going to has given me a little extra confidence with the needles. I will not say it is my favorite, but I will say that I find knitting to be remotely tolerable… although I have not started a sweater so – ask me then how much I like knitting.
Ok – this is a first for me. I actively participate over on the Crochetville forums. This Crochet-A-Long, or CAL for short, came about and I thought it sounded interesting enough. Basically, every Friday a bit of a pattern will be posted and you crochet through it and wait for the next piece to be posted the next Friday. You are not told what you are working on – you just do what the pattern says and in the end, everyone should have the same item, just in various colors.
So I hopped into the CAL with both feet, no looking back. I have a few ideas of what the item may be but I’m not going to spoil it. And honestly, if you recognize this picture, I’d appreciate it if you would NOT tell me what it is going to be. No spoilers please :)
So, next Wednesday you will see this again and it should have a little bit more added to it.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2012 SCARF
This one needs some more attention. I’m about 1/4 of the way done with my first scarf. I need to get crack-a-lackin’ on it and started on the next scarf. Truth be told, I’m freestyling the pattern and am having difficulty getting into the winter olympics spirit when it’s 90 degrees and humid outside.
Do you think the man would mind if I knocked the air down to 55 and told him to bundle up – I was looking for inspiration?
I’m not exactly sure why, but I have been in the mood to make jewelry. I recently saw a piece done at a local shop and thought to myself “hey – that’s crochet!” It didn’t take much beyond that for me to start making jewelry. I am in progress on a couple pieces but I find myself “frogging” (can we call it that with wire?) the pieces over and over again. The clasps are giving me the hardest time. *grumbles*
I will be posting my first two acceptable-to-show-in-public pieces in my FO Friday post; however, I’m not sure they are that fantabulous. I was thinking of giving one away to someone as a blog giveaway. I’m so close to having 50 followers so perhaps that may be a nice little giveaway to celebrate once I hit 50. What do you think?
I have actually been so busy the last week I hadn’t had a chance to work on the gift. I was rather miffed at this when I realized he was home with us for the three day weekend and I wouldn’t be able to pick it up with him here. DOH!
He will be back at work tomorrow so I plan on getting some time in on this Tuesday and Thursday.
No progress. ’nuff said.