Oh goodness, I have the WIP bug. NOT the UFO bug, these projects are still ongoing. But I seem to have a tough time finishing something before moving onto another project. Instead of waiting until they're finished and never posting anything, I figured I'd share the projects (and maybe get a handle on where I'm at with them). Oh, and it's not all knitting! There's a sewing project in there too!
read about it over on her dreamwidth account, since she explains it better than I can, but I'm making up a couple dolls to send along, and will probably do more after Christmas.
I just have to finish the blasted things.
lacy cowl for one of my friends. She works in a (cold) office, and tends to wear a lot of scarves and what not. I think this will be right up her alley. I hope. But man, have I messed up a bunch on this already. Hopefully it won't be noticed. I have, however, learned couple of new skills with it:
- SSK (slip slip knit - this youTube video was really helpful)
- Using markers before each repeat. Whoa man so much easier!
- Counting 154 stitches of a fine and fuzzy yarn on circular needles is hard
here (aha, let's not talk about the wardrobe contest) out of the fabric that Kristin sent me. I just need to sew on the sleeves and hem the blasted thing, but my sewjo is completely gone at the moment. It'd better come back soon though, because I have a pair of pants I need to hem for an interview on Monday. Yeash.
But Wait! What is This? Are These FINISHED OBJECTS?!
AHA I lied, I do have a couple of finished projects!
The first is a set of dishcloths that, once combined with some locally made soap (using our Territorial flower too - woo all Yukon made!), made up a house-warming gift for Heather over at FussWorks. :) The dishcloths were pretty easy to do, although the sead-stitched stripes were a bit more difficult and I had to frog one section about 3 times before I got it right.
The other FO is a lacy scarf from a knitting book I took out from the library, Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's a fantastic book with lots of cute projects in it, but if you can find all of the projects on Ravelry, including any corrections to the patterns. And there's a lot of corrections. Which is kind of annoying.
So that's where I'm at. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been working away on stuff (as you can see), but I haven't really felt like sharing. And then you know how it is, it builds up on you and suddenly it just all seems overwhelming. Hense the post of WIP (and FO) DOOM.
Hope you're WIPs are becoming FOs!