Wednesday 22 February 2012

WIP Wednesday

Well after a one day break of not blogging, I'm back to annoy you and fill your feed reader with nonsense.  As it is a Wednesday it is time to share my WIPs.

First off, I shared with you last Wednesday a scarf using the newly learned Tunisian Crochet.  I loved how it looked but when I left it alone for a few hours coming back to it was a nightmare.  I found it really hard to read where stitches should be placed and eventually gave up.  I unravelled the scarf and started again, but this time with a Tunisian Simple Stitch.

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I love how dense the fabric is and the texture is still interesting.

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So I've not really made any progress, but I think I stand a chance of finishing a scarf done in this stitch.  The moss stitch scarf would have been abandoned, never to be seen again.

As you may already know, I'm starting a KAL with my Lily's Slice of Pi Shawl over in my new Ravelry Group.  It doesn't start until 5th March and I my fingers were itching to do some lace.  I couldn't wait any longer to stitch something pretty so I cast on the pattern that I received in my Blog Hub Swap from Marie, Leaves of Grass by Jared Flood.

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I'm sorry you can't see the lace very clearly, but this circular needle is too short to open it up enough.

The yarn is from my stash and is a 3 ply in 80% Wool and 20% Alpaca from Forsell called Naturell.  It's a lovely soft yarn although it is a bit hairy which hides the lace unless it is opened up quite wide.  I think it will be a lovely soft and warm shawl though.

This is my first circular shawl and so far I'm enjoying it, though it is not without it's challenges!

As a break from the new lace project I have my green stripey socks to churn out.

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I'm onto the leg now and still enjoying going round in circles and watching the stripe sequence evolve.

By the way, do you like my new sock project bag?

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When I saw it, I had to buy it!  It's from Nic's Knots.  It's a small and cute bag, and is the perfect size to carry around a pair of socks in progress.  Plus it fits inside my handbag!

I love the beads on the elastic that is used as a drawstring.

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Sparkly huh?  I love the whole bag.

I feel like I've now got a reasonable balance of projects to get done now.  I just hope that when I add in the KAL on 5th March, I won't be overwhelmed, but I think it will be ok, even if  have to put Leaves of Grass into time out while the KAL goes on.  There is still time to join in with the KAL and get the discount on the pattern.  Come and have a look, the thread is already active with discussions about yarn.

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