Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WIP Wednesday

I'm genuinely surprised it's Wednesday already, this week seems to be speeding past! Crafting-wise I don't feel like I've got much done. This is my own fault because I've got 3 projects on the go whereas normally I'm pretty monogamous. So, first up here's my Saffron cardigan:

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As you can see, it's not really that different from Monday. Sleeves are a bit boring to knit so I've not done much work on them. Think I need to spend an evening with it in front of a good film :-)

My next WIP is my Bloom dress. I've finished the first lace pattern although you can't see too clearly on this picture. I was a little worried the yarn would be too busy to notice the lace but I think it will look ok. I love the funky pooling in the bodice section

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My final WIP is the one I'm most enjoying creating, although not to much weaving in all the ends! I've been making granny squares out of some left over yarn with a view to joining them all together with a navy border and making a blanket. Here are my completed ones so far, I took this picture last night which is why some of the ends aren't woven in

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There's a bit of a mixture of styles but I figured as it's a scrappy blanket that doesn't really matter! I'm aiming to make 84 squares for a 7 x 12 blanket and then I'll see how it looks. I've completed 21 squares and have another 7 to finish weaving the ends in. I love how fast they are to work up. Great fun!

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I'll hopefully be back on Friday to show off my finished Milo vest that I have finally wrestled off Eli. For more WIP Wednesday posts please check out Tami's Amis

17 comments:

  1. Loving the bloom dress.

    My scrap granny square blanket is 7 x 12. It seemed to be a good size when I was joining it last night.

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    1. I kind of peeked at yours on rav to see what size you were making and then laid my squares out in that pattern to see how it looked. Figured I can always make some extra squares or do a thicker border but at least now I've got a number to aim for ;-)

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  2. I agree, sleeves are boring, I have a near finished Bella Mia, just waiting for 1.5sleeves... It will be worth it when I can be bothered!

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    1. These sleeves have regular decreases and ruffles at the end so I have to keep measuring and counting rows *sigh* I'm working on it now though :-) I'm sure your Bella Mia will look lovely when it's done

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  3. Saffron looks just adorable. It is going to be really cute when it is done.

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    1. It's a lovely pattern and the designer (Anadiomena) has a few adult-sized versions of her designs too. They're deceptively easy to knit :-)

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  4. Working on it during a film is the perfect idea, those sleeves will be done before you know it and then look you'll have a gorgeous little dress! Weaving in the ends for the granny blanket might be tedious, but think of the wonderful final product!

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    1. Oh I'm very excited about finishing the granny square blanket, I'm imagining loads of mis-matching clashing colours, fab :-D Working on the Saffron sleeves at the moment, at least the decreases mean the rounds get shorter and shorter lol

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  5. Love the colours in that bloom dress. So fitting for the name

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    1. I thought so too :-) The yarn is Strawberry Fields Forever by Zenstring. I lusted after it for months before I finally spotted some for sale and snapped it up. It's so nice to finally be able to use it :-)

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  6. Gosh I just love those ruffled edges on Saffron! Looks like that and Bloom are almost there - I'd push on for the FOs and try to ignore the siren call of granny squares :)

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    1. You're probably right. I might try rewarding myself with the promise of granny squares. If I do an arm on the Saffron I can make some or if I finish a lace repeat on the Bloom

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  7. Granny squares are excellent scrap projects! I like making mine bigger-- less ends, and a bigger blanket sooner!

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    1. I'm planning on making a huge granny square (or probably rectangle some how) to go on my younger son's bed. Elder son has a granny stripe blanket on the top bunk bed so I thought I granny square done in the same colours would co-ordinate but still be individual. I've promised myself I can order the yarn once I've got on with some other projects :-)

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  8. I love the bloom dress and the cardigan.

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