Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Ahhh I haven't participated in one of these in quite a while, but I'm glad I have about 5 minutes to type up a message - sadly, the images aren't as up to date as they should be, but I'm short on time and I have to use what I got. Thankfully, even though I've added to each project since the photo has been taken, they still look pretty much the same.

The first item I'm working on is part of my year of projects list, which is the poncho.

I have decided that while it is intended as a Christmas present for my oldest daughter, I will give it to her when it is done. I figure it is very autumnal in color and purpose, so it would be nice if she got to actually use it this year.

It is coming along nicely. Obviously, the longer it gets, the longer it takes to get around it. I'm using Lion Brand homespun yarn. I'm not having a good time with it but because I'm using an N hook, it isn't as bad as it could be.

And no worries, she won't read my blog, I'm sure of it - if she does... you'd better act surprised!

The second project is on the needles, not the hook - and that is the "feminine" scarf I have talked about before. For those that haven't read my blog before, I started out making this for the man. It is Sensations Angel Hair Stripes yarn. It is deliciously soft.

I thought the earth tones made the yarn, even with the light halo of fuzziness, look more masculine. The man pops in while I'm working on it, I go to play it casual. And in conversation, I ask him what he thinks - is it manly enough.... and he said it was not! I was floored.

I have since polled the men at work whenever I take it to work on at lunch. Some guys agree with the man, but some think it is more masculine. I don't know - I know that unless he shows a shining interest in this scarf before its done, I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I have another friend in mind, a female, that may really like it, or I could sell it... I dunno.

I have a third project on the hook but no picture - it is a quick Halloween pattern I made up. I'm working it up all the way to put the pattern here on my blog for your use before the holiday - and I will most likely make a video tutorial of how to make it. So look for that in the next few days or so (I'll most likely post the pattern in the next day or so and then the video up this weekend or next week sometime).

With that said - thank you for reading. I wish you the best with all your projects!


If you are interested in reading what other people are doing or would like to post your own WIP Wednesday post, visit Tami's Amis blog and check out the Mr. Linky.

It is coming along


Sam said...

Love the poncho!

Calophi said...

I'm pretty sure that when men say they want a manly scarf, what they mean is a dark-colored ribbed scarf.

Things like that is why I haven't made anything for Todd yet. Besides not wearing any winter accessories ever, he's very sweater picky. When he said he liked something in the book "Knits Men Want" I rushed to buy it, hahaha!

Karen said...

Men tend to be so fussy. I usually go with medium or dark gray.

Natalie Howells said...

The scarf looks absolutely gorgeous, but there are only a few men I know that would wear it (most of them that I know prefer darker, more traditionally masculine colours). But, like I said, it is gorgeous!

Caz said...

oooo lovely colours :-) I love autumn colours!!

MindingMyOwnStitches said...

I agree with your thought to give the poncho to your daughter earlier than Christmas. We're starting to get some poncho weather now! Shame that yours doesn't care for the scarf; my DH would be the same I'm afraid. Any colour's fine, as long as it's grey, black or navy ;)

Amy Clark said...

I like the scarf.  I think it looks pretty unisex to me but that's me.

Cris said...

Thanks - I thought it was a good color. Some of the guys at work are ok with it and others love it. I guess it just depends on the man. I just misread the man's opinion on this one.

Cris said...

Its definitely getting to be poncho weather. And I think you are right - any color is fine as long as its grey, navy, or black ;)

Cris said...

I really like the color of the poncho.. even though it is *that* yarn hehehe

Cris said...

Thanks - the color was definitely a miscalculation on my part.

Cris said...

That's probably what I'll do in the end :)

Cris said...

LOL I will be attempting a sweater for the man early next year...... we shall see. LOL

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