Wednesday, March 09, 2011

WIP Wednesdays

Greetings, readers - it's Wednesday and as promised, it's WIP Wednesday.

For those of you not familiar, I declared Wednesday a good day to dedicate to sharing my WIPs, or works in progress. So let's take a look at last week's post and see what I finished:

- Hat for a co-worker: This is done done done. He loved it.

Yup - that's it. I got the hat done (and even blogged about it here). I did finish a full size shawl. I saw the pattern last Thursday and decided to make it. It worked up so fast that it isn't hitting any WIP Wednesday post. I just wanted to mention it because I didn't want to feel like a crochet slacker. *smiles*

So with all that said - here is my WIP list for this Wednesday and a little update on each.

1. Baby blanket for friend on West Coast
ok, seriously - I don't think this one is going to get done. I said last week I wanted to put a good hour into it but I just can't get into this pattern. I don't like working on the pattern because it goes so slow and the more I think about the pattern, the less I see it as functional and more as just fun. I think I'm going to frog it tonight and get the yarn balled up and ready to go. I have quite a road trip tomorrow (3 hours one way) so I may start a newer pattern, one I can really get behind, on the trip and maybe finish the blanket tomorrow since we are making the round trip all in one day.

2. Dishclothes
I think these will be on my WIP list for a very long time. That's ok though - I really just want to focus on getting a few sets for sale in my etsy store.

3. Scrapghan #1 (the big granny)
I fed a few balls of yarn into this one last week. It is growing slowly now but the more it does, the more I know it'll be a unique blanket with a lot of personality.

4. Scrapghan #2 (the small granny)
I really don't know why I do this to myself. I should only have one scrapghan going but the bigger one is giving me fits considering it makes me fall asleep under it because it's so toasty. I decided to start a small granny square scrapghan, which of course takes yarn away from the bigger one, slowing both projects down. I really don't know why I do this to myself.

5. Legwarmers for friend
I have made no progress on this one. I don't think it'll take more than a couple hours to get them done but it is a matter of creating the pattern. She liked the other pattern I did but she wasn't a fan of the flare. I'll probably post that pattern up here soon and then move forward in getting a new pattern together.

6. Kitty Toys
This is still in concept phase. I've crocheted a few cat toys already and haven't found a design I really like. Once I get the pattern perfected to what I like, then I'll be able to move forward with the idea of selling these little toys for money to donate. I am still needing to write a letter to the organization I chose to donate to (to meet etsy's charitable sales policy).

7. Shrug for daughter
I decided last night I wanted to crochet a simple shrug for my youngest daughter. I would like to begin working on it tonight and possibly even finish it. She's not very big so it shouldn't take more time than a standard scarf and if I use an open stitch, then it shouldn't be an issue at all.

Not technically on a hook, a couple of my friends love the shawl I made and are asking me to show them how to do it. We are going to meet up soon over lunch, with hook in hand, and I'm going to show them how to do the shawl. I think it'll be really fun and am looking forward to it.

So - other than that, this is my WIP Wednesday list. Hopefully by this time next week we'll see some items leave the list, new items show up on the list, but most importantly - get that baby blanket off the list!

If you enjoy reading what other people are creating, then I suggest going over to Tami's blog and checking out her WIP and the list of other people who post their links on her site:
http://tamisamis.blogspot.com/2011/03/work-in-progress-wednesday-31.html

11 comments:

mutantsupermodel said...

I'd love to see some photos of some of these especially the afghans. I've thought a lot about doing a scrapghan. BTW you can always share your finished projects on FO Friday :)

Tami Klockau said...

WOW, you've been busy! I love scrapghans and agree with mutantsupermodel. I'd love to see pics!

Susie said...

Echoing the calls for scrapghan pics ;-). And I love the image of feeding it a couple of balls of yarn a week!

Marushka C. said...

I agree with starting over on the baby gift -- life's too short (and your WIP list too interesting) to get stuck on something that's no fun to make.

Affiknitty said...

That is quite a list! The hat is great. And it is always fun to have an FO appreciated!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Thank you for visiting me! I appreciate your comment. And I learned something! I didn't know there was another method for holding the hook. Now I will check your blog out. :o) Have a great day!
PS/lol...the word verification is dorks. I feel like a crochet dork sometimes. It's all good.

CrochetBlogger said...

Wow you sure have a lot of stuff going at once. There seem to be two types of crocheters - those who like to have lots of things going at once like this and those who like to do one thing at a time. I'm in the latter category. My WIP is a multi-colored grocery tote bag that I'm doing primarily to get more adjusted to working with more than one yarn color at a time. I suppose I do have another WIP - a blanket that I started and set aside but I don't know when I'll bother returning to it because it was giving me a headache!

Great stuff you're working on!

CrochetBlogger said...

Wow you sure have a lot of stuff going at once. There seem to be two types of crocheters - those who like to have lots of things going at once like this and those who like to do one thing at a time. I'm in the latter category. My WIP is a multi-colored grocery tote bag that I'm doing primarily to get more adjusted to working with more than one yarn color at a time. I suppose I do have another WIP - a blanket that I started and set aside but I don't know when I'll bother returning to it because it was giving me a headache!

Great stuff you're working on!

Affiknitty said...

That is quite a list! The hat is great. And it is always fun to have an FO appreciated!

Susie said...

Echoing the calls for scrapghan pics ;-). And I love the image of feeding it a couple of balls of yarn a week!

mutantsupermodel said...

I'd love to see some photos of some of these especially the afghans. I've thought a lot about doing a scrapghan. BTW you can always share your finished projects on FO Friday :)

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