Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday 1/26

I think I'm going to have to come up with a button or something for WIP Wednesdays and Friday Favorites.  Then I'd at least have a picture to post at the top of the blog, even if I don't have any project pictures to share.

Which is sort of what's happened with today's WIP Wednesday.  I have no pictures.  At least not new ones.  I could take a few pictures and show you what's on the needles, but it's strikingly familiar to the last time I shared my knitting.

Mom's bag is blocking.  I haven't decided what to do about the I block it as well as the sides?  I like the elasticity that the unblocked strip gives, I feel like blocking it will create that "floppy" looks some of the projects on Ravelry have.  I want the edges and lines to be crisp and clean, including the gusset.  Which means, I may have to undo the bound of edge, rip back and make sure it's knit long enough for the blocked sides.  I meant to take a picture of the sides all pinned, but I forgot.

Since last week I finished a hat, so there's nothing to tell there - it's already finished!

I do have a new project waiting to be finished (for the swap, not for me).  It's the Apple Washcloth.  I need do the crocheted edging, and make the leaf & stem.  Easy, right? :)

My goal by the end of the weekend this week is to have Mom's bag sewn together, finish up the swap knits, and get back to J's gloves.  They've sat for far too long without any attention!!

I must stay, I'm so glad the week is moving quickly.  It's Wednesday already, which means we're halfway to the weekend!  I don't usually try to rush things, but I don't feel particularly rested from last weekend and can use some quiet time on the couch! :) 


  1. Hurray! The bag is blocking! What is the "gusset"?
    You're doing well on staying on top of your goals. Good for you!

  2. Your WIP Wednesday looks better than mine! You made progress from one Wednesday to the next. I hope that's what mine looks like next week. Great job! And I'll look for the pictures.

  3. @Kekumukula
    The gusset is the strip of knitting that creates the width of the bag. There are 3 pieces, the front, the back, and the gusset - so the gusset makes up the sides of the bag, as well as the bottom. The pattern calls for single crochet or slip stitching the gusset to the sides. Should be easy enough - just hoping for as much structure as possible! :)

    And yes! Hooray for blocking! :)