Wednesday, 14 January 2015

WIP Wednesday

I was hoping to be able to show you the start of a cardigan for my daughter but the yarn only arrived when I was uploading these photos so I've not had time to do a swatch and cast on yet. Instead I thought I'd share some photos of my other two WIP's

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Longer term followers of my blog will no doubt recognise this blanket and possibly be as sick of it as I am! It's been dragging on for ages because I'm not really doing much work on it. I'd much rather be knitting at the moment but I'm going to try to make myself spend some time on it

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It's 2/3rds of the way to being single bed length I reckon so over halfway done if you include making a border. It would be nice to get this project finished in the next couple of months although I expect that is probably a bit optimistic for me right now.

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My other WIP is a pair of stripy socks. I'm on to the second sock now and as it's just a plain vanilla sock it's nice and easy to work on in the car or in the evenings if I'm feeling lazy. I'm not in any rush to finish these at all, I want to savour the pretty yarn and enjoy every stitch

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I'm very chuffed with how well the stripes matched up, hopefully it will continue all the way down to the toes :-)

I'm linking up today with Nicole's Keep Calm Craft On and  Ginny's Yarn Along as usual and also Chrisknits Stitch Along Wednesday so hop over to both of their blogs for links to more crafty posts :-) Thanks for visiting

24 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the blanket. It's beautiful.and the socks are so pretty. The yarn is amazing.

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  2. THE COLORS!!! Oh man, I'm so inspired by this post!

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    1. Aw thank you :) I love bright colours lol

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  3. Wow, the colors are so lovely on your projects!! Really beautiful.

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  4. Your blanket looks amazing. All those bright colors make it so cheerful. I love the colors on your striped socks as well. I just love how turquoise and purple look together.

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  5. The blanket is gorgeous! I love all the bright happy colors you have used! I have always wanted to learn how to knit socks! I have the needles and the yarn, just not the ability! Yours are looking fab! Have a great week!

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    1. Aw I bet you could knit socks just fine, they're just sleeves with shaping for a heel and toes ;-)

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  6. Your blanket is fabulous!!! I love your stripy socks, what yarn are you using?

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    1. Thank you, the yarn is from Laughing Yaffle :)

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  7. Love the self-striping. And the matching is the best. Well done!

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    1. Thanks :-) I'd like to say it was all my own effort but I think the matching was mostly luck >.<

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  8. good luck with the blanket! - I'm starting to make granny squares for a baby blanket, and I only have 10 out of 81 that I'll need! :D but no hurry there...
    I love the colors on your socks - I've only ever made one pair of socks - because I always have huge troubles to make myself knit 2nd item of the same pattern - so socks and sweater sleeves are terrible for me, but I do love hand knitted socks...hmmm the dilemma :D

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    1. Maybe you need to make non matching socks, then you can tell yourself they're all first socks ;-)

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  9. But it is gorgeous and now stripey socks as well - the colours are amazing!

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  10. That blanket it's just stunning and the socks are beautiful too such a lovely colour.

    Lluisa xoxo

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  11. Having just finished and posted about mine yesterday, I can totally appreciate just how much hard work you have put into this! It looks wonderful though, great colour combinations!! Keep going and before you know it, it will be done! You need some good tv shows or audio books to keep you company while you work on it, I found mine went much faster then! Looking forward to seeing more of this! xx

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  12. I love love love striped socks and your blanket is simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I love the blanket. I took a break from the blogging world for a while so I actually hadn't seen your progress in a little while. WOW! It's gorgeous!.

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  14. I love the fun colors you are using!!!! That blanket looks awesome and will be a nice cozy blanket when finished!

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  15. No way do I get tired of looking at it. A ripple is a lot of work. The ball of striping yarn is eye candy. I like its color scheme.

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