Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Happy New Year Belated Edition

I wasn't inspired to blog while on vacation, but now it's back to the grind and maybe back to a semi-regular blogging schedule.

A couple of these belong on a FO Friday post, but I don't know if that'll happen, so here's some WIPs and project updates.

I finished my Kawaii Winter Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I also purchased the trim and cloth to make it into a pillow. That will happen sometime before next Christmas. Right now, it resides all together in a bag in the closet along with my Christmas socks - cause I just can't get into Christmas projects in January.

The finished (but not ironed) piece:

The cloth and trim:

Been doing a couple rows here and there on my Eilonwy cardigan, but nothing to write home about.

So - I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions, but I wrote a little list of craft-related things I would like to do.
  1. Try to stitch one square of The Frosted Pumpkin Woodland Sampler a month. I started the border on January this week - no pictures, cause it's just a brown half-box.
  2. Try to stitch one square of The Frosted Pumpkin Once Upon A Time a month. January will be tough for this one, because the pattern is released one square at a time starting on January 10th. The first month also contains the pattern for the entire border, AND one of the flosses I ordered is on backorder, so it hasn't shipped yet :((( Oh well - I'll just do what I can do.
  3. Try to finish up at least one hibernating project. I have a few - (links are to Ravelry pages - you have to set up an account to see): 
    1. My Skew socks will hibernate until late next yea, because they're super Christmas-y and see above on Christmas stuff. 
    2. I have another pair of socks, but they're real autumn-y (and also kind of a pain in the ass). If I don't get those done this Fall, I'm frogging them.
    3. I have very little done on a purple Torch Lily Tee made out of Shibui Knits Heichi that I hope to pull out and bang out some rows on soon.
    4. I started a vest for Bill like a million years ago. It's not an un-fun knit, so I'm not sure where the love went on that one.
    5. Last AND least, I have this long-suffering bag that hurts my hands, and the yarn blows. I do hope to finish it one day, but ugh. Thinking about it makes me cringe a bit.
  4. Try to knit a pair of colorwork socks and make another pair of selfish socks too. On this front, I have been making awesome progress. I *suck* at colorwork and have done VERY little of it. Well, I pondered for days on patterns (I fell into a Rav-hole) until finally settling upon First Footing. I then went about shopping in my stash for the perfect red and cream colored yarns, and ... here is what I have so far!! I am so excited. They are fitting snugly, because I decided on small instead of medium. My size is between those sizes, and I usually knit socks with 2.25mm needles, and these are knit with 2.75 needles. I think it will work out. (also included in pic - an awesome yarn bowl Bill got me for Christmas)
     5. Try to make Christmas gifts. I am not good at this one. I have a few ideas - legwarmers for my aunt [by request]. Gloves for my sister [by request - I've never made gloves before]. Socks for my nephew [by request]. Vest for Bill [see hibernating projects above]. Embroidery pillowcases for Mom.

    Ok - that's the list. I also have a couple of finished objects I will come back and post about on Friday =DD Woot woot - Happy New Year, y'all.

    Oh - and just for giggles - here's a pic of some yarn I bought. I buy very little yarn these days. This is Numma Numma Toasty in the Georgia Peach colorway. This is a Georgia-based dyer. Yarn purchased from Eat.Sleep.Knit. (BEST YARN STORE EVAH). My picture sucks - see the ESK website for super top quality photos.
    Be sure to check out the other WIP Wednesday posts at Tami's Amis (although she hasn't posted one today yet)!

No comments: