Knitting

WIP Wednesday ~ 8.17.16

It’s a wet, wet Wednesday here.  A good day to be inside watching the Olympics and knitting.

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Trying to use up stash and leftovers, so I dug through the drawers and cast on for the Llama Una ombre slouch hat.  I finished the red/beige hat yesterday and immediately cast on another in charcoal and gray.  Fun.

With all the gray clouds it was a little challenging to find a place to set up for a photo.  Thank goodness I had help . . .

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How are your projects coming along?

Happy Wednesday!

~  Janet

 

Knitting · Reading

WIP Wednesday ~ 8.3.16

 

Happy Wednesday!

We have bright sunshine again this morning and temperatures are climbing.  I struggled to find a photo spot that showed the true color of my newest WIP.  Reds are a real challenge to photograph, at least for me.

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On the needles . . . I’ve been avoiding socks and the multitude of other projects on the needles.  Nothing seemed to be very inspiring, so I did the logical thing.  I’ve cast on a second Hitchhiker.  This time in Cascade Alpaca Lace Paints on a 2.75 mm needle.  The fabric is light and airy with very petite points.

On the Kindle . . . I’ve been reading the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber this summer and recently finished A Turn in the Road, #8 in the series.  Goodreads tells me I’m 2 books ahead of schedule in the 2016 Reading Challenge.  There are three books that I’ve started and set aside.  Maybe I’ll give one of those another chance.

Enjoy your week!

~  Janet

 

Art Journaling · Knitting · Reading

WIP Wednesday ~ 6.1.16

Welcome June!  It’s a busy month around here with birthdays, Father’s Day, a bit of travel . . . and knitting, always a little knitting.

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On the needles . . . New this week is this Citron in Paton’s Lace, woodrose colorway.  I’m uncovering some interesting things while I rearrange in the craft room and one of those was this pretty skein of yarn.  I can’t stop working on this, although the rows are getting very long.  The Curve of Pursuit blanket is also getting some attention and I’ll be casting on the June YOSS challenge socks today.  Busy, busy needles.

On the Kindle . . .  I finished Debbie Macomber’s Twenty Wishes, from last week, and added my name to the hold list for the next book in the series.  While I’m waiting, I’ve started The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax, another author I enjoy.

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ICAD . . . The annual Index-Card-A-Day challenge begins today.  I’ve been an icadian for the past three summers and enjoy participating.  Basically, the goal is to create art on a 3×5 index card each day of June and July, 61 days of creativity.  There are completely optional weekly themes and daily prompts if needed, or you can just do your own thing.

Happy Wednesday!

~  Janet

Knitting

WIP Wednesday ~ 5.25.16

Happy Wednesday!

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On the needles . . . I’ve been concentrating on Samothrace Wings since finishing my May socks (post on Friday) and enjoying every stitch.  I have the pattern memorized, the short-rows go very quickly, and I love watching the color changes of my handspun.  So far there are 22 wedges/feathers measuring 36 inches.  I’m hoping to use every last bit of handspun.

On the Kindle . . . I’m enjoying Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series, finished Susannah’s Garden last week and have just started book #5, Twenty Wishes.

Enjoy your week!

~  Janet

Knitting

WIP Wednesday ~ 5.18.16

Happy Wednesday to you!  It’s another drizzly morning here, but the weather app is promising sunshine this afternoon.

On the needles . . .

  • Almost to the heel on Dublin Bay sock #2 and should be able to finish one pair for the YOSS challenge this month instead of my usual two.  I have to admit that I’m enjoying adding other projects to the mix.  Thank you Project Zero.
  • Samothrace Wings now has 12½ wedges (I like to think of them as feathers on the wings) and measures 24 inches.
  • And there’s a new project to talk about.

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I added the Curve of Pursuit blanket to my Ravelry favorites in 2014.  To be honest I was a little too intimidated to try it.  Last week I took a deep breath and tried a few triangles in scrap yarn, pulled them out and started plotting colors.  I’ve finished 6 squares so far.  This is a long-term project that will be picked up off and on, no rush.

I’m in a bit of a rush today, the to-do list is long, so that’s it for now.

Enjoy your projects and the rest of the week.

~  Janet