Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WIP Wednesdays

I spent the last week pretty sick with a really bad cold that was totally kicking my butt (thus no finished object posts- I simply didn’t have the energy to take pictures!), but I still managed some knitting, and I’m finally starting to feel a little better.

I made a fair amount of progress on my Everlasting Bagstopper. I think I’m about half-way done with it.

I also did a ton of knitting on my openwork lace scarf. I’ve knit an entire skein of the yarn; I do have a second one, but I just ordered a swift and I’m holding off on winding it so that I can use my new swift! Unfortunately, this means that all progress on the scarf has come to a halt until my swift arrives.

Having recovered from the problems I had with Katika last week, I apparently have taken leave of my sanity and committed to try to knit 11 Shawls in 2011. I started Truly Tasha’s Shawl out of a soft alpaca acrylic blend. The body of it is really simple, although the edging looks like it might be a little complicated. It should make a really thick, warm, large, soft shawl. My office is freezing, and I wanted something a little more classy than huddling under a blanket at my desk, so a shawl like this seemed like the perfect compromise between freezing and blanket. I’m still on the first skein (of 8), but I’m making progress!

This is part of Tami’s Amis WIP Wednesday. Head on over and see what everyone else is working on!

8 comments:

  1. WOW, did you finish the projects from last week too? That is prolific!

    I love your colors--they're kind of gothic and beautiful. The lace scarf looks so pretty.

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  2. Beautiful projects! I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better. I was sick last week too, so I feel your pain. You are going to LOVE having a swift. I adore mine.

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  3. That openwork scarf is making me sigh, and I love the alpaca shawl, too, it looks like it's going to be amazingly cuddly.

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  4. I am glad I finally bought the ball winder & swift -- it just makes things so much easier, plus allowing you to buy yarn online & not worry about how to wind it. For awhile the kids thought the swift was so much fun they volunteered to wind yarn for me but after awhile the novelty wore off and now I get to do it myself.

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  5. I adore that scarf. I added the pattern to my faves.

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  6. Great projects on the needles! Market bags are so much fun to knit and useful, too. I just love the colors of your scarf. The lace pattern is so pretty and it looks like it will drape beautifully. I admire the fact that you are committing yourself to knit 11 shawls this year. It will be fun to see your progress!

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  7. Hope your feeling better. You have a nice variety of projects on the needles.

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  8. Holy buckets, that's a lot of shawls to complete in one year! Good luck to you! I love that scarf - may have to add that pattern to my list of to-do's!

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