Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Oh boy - it's the time again! It truly feels like I just wrote about what I was working on last week and here I am, again - writing about my projects.

I finished the shrug that was on my list last week and in some ways, finished the baby blanket that had been giving me fits. Granted, the shrug is wearable - the baby blanket is a ball of yarn because I frogged it and started over with a new pattern.

So let's see - what's on my hook(s) right now....

The color is baby green (does not show well here)
1. The new and improved baby blanket for a friend
Yup - after frogging the Bernat Baby Bobble Blanket, I began work on another baby blanket. This one is relatively simple using the basketweave stitch. It is not quite as slow as the bobble blanket but it is a pattern I can get behind. I know once I get a good 3 hours dedicated to this project, it'll be done.

2. Hat for Coworker
Yup - this one has creeped back on to my radar. I finished the hat a week ago; however, he finally came to me and said it feels a little big. So I'm going to make him a new hat and he is going to give the other to his son (who has been oggling the first one I made). I reassured my co-worker I don't mind. Besides, what else am I going to do with all this blue and orange?

3. Legwarmers for friend
Ok - this project has stalled a little but I did get some elastic last week so I'm ready to get it geared up and finished off. I don't know if it'll be this week but I'm sure going to try!

Large Scrapghan Granny Square
4. Scrapghan #1
This is the biggie. A few folks are wanting to see pictures of it. I figure there is no harm in sharing, so here it is. I'm making it with 4 strands of yarn at once. It is very thick and so comfy, cozy to be under. Again - it keeps making me fall asleept! The plan for this bad boy is to rest comfortably on my queen size bed .. ya know, so I can rest comfortably too!

5. Scrapghan #2 (on hold)
I've decided to put this scrapghan on hold until I finish the first one. The first one is eating yarn like nobody's business so hopefully it won't be too long before I can get this one moving forward again.

6. Kitty Toys
I'm still fiddling with designs. I know there are several patterns out there, but I specifically am wanting the cat toy to have a certain look and functionality. Sounds mysterious, doesn't it? *smiles*

7. Dishcloths
This is just one of those things I'll always be working on.

8. Shamrocks
These will definitely be in my FO Friday post simply because St. Patrick's Day will be over. If you haven't seen already, I did a pattern review for several shamrock patterns I found online. There are a lot of patterns! Some work up faster than others - I just wanted to get my personal opinion in on them and help people pick a pattern that is good for them and their skill level. I have made 18 shamrocks/clovers and glued pin backs to them. They are really cute! I'll get a photo and post it for FO Friday - the reason I'm putting them in WIP Wednesday is that depending on if anyone at work wants to buy one for 50 cents. If I get a lot of buyers, it may be in good form to crochet some more and have them available on St. Patrick's Day at work.

With all that - this week is spring break from school. I don't get the break though because I'm still busy being a mom and full time employee and artist.

I wish you all the best, Happy Hooking, and God Bless.
- Cris

PS: If you like looking at what others are working on, do visit Tami's Amis blog and happy reading! (will post link after she gets her page updated)


Kerry said...

Loving the thick granny square. It looks very cosy.

Affiknitty said...

That basketweave stitch is going to make a beautiful baby blanket.

Unforth said...

The colors on that scrapghan look awesome!

Marushka C. said...

I love how you're combining the colors on the scrapghan.

Sandy said...

Wow, that's a lot of projects, you're making good headway with all of them. The basket weave blanket is very nice. I've not used that stitch in a long time, but seeing yours reminds me how much I like it.

Tami Klockau said...

WHOA, that scrapghan square is amazing. I love the simplicity of the basket weave stitch. It's so inviting.

CrochetBlogger said...

The scrapghan looks great. I'm impressed with the fact that you're crocheting four strands at once. I usually max out at three. No matter what I did it just gets too tangly after that.

Kerry said...

Loving the thick granny square. It looks very cosy.

Kathleen said...

I love the scrapghan, it looks amazingly cuddly! And that basketweave stitch blanket is amazing. It makes me want to work on something in that stitch ASAP.

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