Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP Something

Hello everyone!
Hope you are doing well. It's pretty hot here, and I really didn't get a whole lot of knitting done... my WIPs look pretty much the same as last week. And thats even though I had a glorious day of crafting with a friend on Tuesday. I got three whole rows done on my shawl since last week :)

My Copy of Ply Magazine came in the mail on friday and I've been reading through that. If you are interested in spinning I highly recommend it! I've been reading it cover-to-cover and I'm about halfway through. I've really enjoyed some of the articles about the history of spinning, and there is an article about the first cloned sheep, and all sorts of other cutes things ^^;;

Also, I've done a second post of my video blog. It's still a major work in progress. It's about 20 minutes long so if you have time please check it out. I'd like to hear from you!
But if WIPs are the only thing you care about, no hard feelings if you just hang out at Tami's  :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WIP - New Things


So, I'm finally back from my honeymoon (yay!) and have got my work schedule ironed out. Hopefully for good. For a brief second there I thought I was going to be working a night shift, and that would have been a nightmare for me right now. Dodged that one.
there are LOTS of works in progress today, so we'll just sample a few, shall we?

First up. I bought  a spinning wheel! - But it's back ordered, so it's a shipping WIP :P

Next, I am experimenting with doing a knitting vlog! If you are interested please check it out here.  Its about 30 minutes long and I'm not going to lie, it's a bit rough. I'm having some tech issues so there is one section where every other word I say seems to get skipped, but I'm pushing through! I know if I can endure *that* humiliation I might have skin thick enough to keep it up :)

Ok. Now for the knitting.  Home Made Glove pattern :

(there will also be a blue stripe added as I continue ^^;; )

New Lace Shawl in Berroco Vintage DK, The pattern is Damask

That's all for now, Hopefully there will be some FO's later this week :)
If you want to see more WIPS, check out Tami's!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WIP Yarn Crawl

Hello everyone,

You know what I love? I love being woken up at 5:30 in the morning, because your insurance company wants to sell you stuff, and doesn't realize you are on vacation on the opposite coast. Grr!  Oh well, since I can't get back to sleep, I guess I'll write a blog post!

as far as WIPs go, I've been knitting on the Crooked Cathedral monogamously all week. And when I say that I really do mean totally, completely, monogamously. The other three projects I brought with me have not even been unpacked from the suitcase. I'm loving everything about this pattern, and with only 10 more rows to go, I'm kinda hoping I can finish in time to wear on the 4th. (Tomorrow). Aaron had a fever all day yesterday, so I'll probably get to sit around the house and knit all day today, in the hopes that he gets better in time for the 4th. It's going to be a very big day.

Yesterday, Grandma and I did a little yarn crawl. We went to two yarn stores and I got 5 skeins of yarn ^__^

The first store was a pleasant, tiny little place that was actually a cross stitch and needle point store that has recently branched out into the knitting world. I got a skein of Malabrigo sock in the pocion colorway, and this delicious 50% silk lace weight. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it is pretty!

The second store was slightly bigger. They had an antique wheel on display in the window, and a little lady bug wheel on display inside. I got three skeins of this vintage yarn. (it's got acrylic in it o.0;;  ) And  I'm not sure how I feel about the purchase. I really wanted a purple fingering weight to knit a very specific project with, but neither store had any purple fingering weight that was a solid color, so I got this DK weight instead. I know  that doesn't make sense, I know I should have just waited, maybe bought the appropriate yarn on-line instead, but for some reason I was determined. I like heavier weight shawls anyway, so maybe I will go ahead and knit it this way.....or maybe not. I don't know. So torn.  Either way, I didn't bring any other needles with me, so I can't cast on anything new until I get home.

If you enjoy reading about WIPs, check out Tami's for more!