Wednesday, January 12, 2011
WIP Wednesday 1/12: Holding Myself Accountable
After some great advice from friends, I decided to give myself a break from the growing list of WIPs and other crafting and work on something small, which would provide instant gratification and help get my knitting mojo back up and running!
I didn't finish my new project last night (surprise, surprise!), but I got quite far and it did just what I needed it to do. Stay tuned in the next week or so to learn what that project is. :)
Today's WIP Wednesday is going to be a whole host of pictures of the current WIPs on my needles. I took out all my project bags last night and had a mini photo shoot. Some projects just needed a fresh face on my project page. Not all of these things are what I'm currently focusing on, but will all be finished before I start another major project.
First is the update on my mom's Brea Bag. It's coming along swimmingly. See? I've got 1 side all finished and about halfway through the other side. It kind of looks like a lumpy mess here, but trust me, there is great progress there.
Next, I thought you all deserved to see photos of A's Morgan. It doesn't look like much right now - in fact - this WIP is probably the most deflating because in it's current state it sort of looks like I went wrong somewhere. (I'm blindly hoping it's all as it's supposed to be, it just needs the time put in to finish it!). But you can sort of see the shape of the hat and the potential that it has to be great.
J's new gloves. I mentioned before I was thinking of ripping back and now I know I am. Just looking at it I know that those wrists are far too skinny and that I can do decreases in a better way. Won't this color be great, though?
fruits of labor." This was a summer/fall project that got put on the back burner for other things. Do you see? I have 3 of the 4 fruits complete. It's actually quite a fast project, I'm just slow at the moment. All I have left are the bunch of grapes.
Bathrobe by Debbie Bliss. This is for Little Man. I've been wanting a nice bathrobe for him for quite some time. Then I decided I'd make him one. I should have purchased a nice cozy towel and sewn him one - it would have been quicker! But I couldn't resist this pattern when I saw it. The baby in the book looked so adorable! A friend and I agree that when it's finished, it will sort of look like a boxer's robe! :) I'm at the point in this pattern where I'm a bit confused and need to sit down and really work it. I'd better get on with it, though! This is sized for 24 months and X is almost 2!
Sinful Ribbed Scarf? This poor knit has been on my needles since January 31, 2010. That's far, far too long! Although, I love pulling this out when I need easy, mindless knitting. I'm on the last ball of yarn, though. So when that's gone, it's finished! And this yarn is so, so cozy!!
Traveling Woman shawl. I love this yarn and I love this pattern. This was started in March 2010 on my way home from visiting my sister. Everything you see in front of you was done on the car ride home. Then I got home and life got busy and I haven't been able to pick it back up again. I'm actually done w/ all the stockinette and have started the lace portion. That's really the fun part!
What's on your needles?