Wednesday, August 17, 2011
WIP Wednesday 8/17
I haven't touched the Dream Catcher Baby Blanket. The intention was for that to be something I could knit when I didn't have other things that were calling my name. At the moment, that means that it's sort of left hiding in the corner. I'm glad I've got all the colors picked, though. And perhaps once the Lego Man is finished, I'll put more effort into completing it.
Lego Man still only has a head. Well, not even a head. An almost finished head. But this week I've felt it calling it me, asking me to work on it. I've been catching up on the podcasts I follow (over the summer I sort of stopped watching) and I think Erin from Mommy Needs Yarn pinned the problem on the nose. Erin is working on the Evenstar Shawl and she's talked several times about how she put it down for awhile and all of a sudden it became this big, daunting task to knit on this shawl. But when she picked it back up and just took it row by row, she found it really wan't too bad.
That's what I'm feeling with this Lego Man. I like to read other knitter's project comments ahead of time so I know where I might encounter problems, etc. This is one instance I should have just started, not bothering to listen to anyone else. I read a lot about how difficult the pattern was, etc. Now that it's been sitting for awhile, I feel as though the project has gotten to big for me. But this week, after listening to Erin, I don't feel so bad about it. I want to get this toy done for Squishy and I think if I just take it row by row it will be complete before I know it. :)
Finally, I mentioned yesterday I had cast on for a new project. I cast on the Baby Chalice Blanket by Lykkefanten. I have been browsing the baby blanket patterns for awhile now and finally settled on this one. I really liked how this pattern looks with a tonal yarn, even with the lace pattern. I chose to knit this with Madelinetosh Tosh DK in the Flashdance colorway. Flashdance is a lovely, tonal plum color that will be rich and beautiful for our little girl. :)
What's on your needles this week?