Work in Progress Wednesday #4

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In this post, I’m participating in three WIP Wednesdays; Freshly Pieced, Tami’s Amis and Musings from the Fishbowl.

I’m really loving this whole WIP Wednesday thing. It’s been a month now that I’ve been participating in these three link ups and it’s been a fun and motivating way to keep up with my ideas.

Work in Progress Wednesday is supposed to be just that, works in progress! However, since this is generally the only day I post about my projects, I’m posting my finished objects too! You’ll live, right? Great!

My No Tears Socks (pattern on Posh Yarn) are finally finished!!! Just in time too! Wee One #2’s Godparents will be here this weekend. I think he’ll really like the cable and that it’s not too fussy for a man’s sock but it’s not so boring either because he appreciates the work that goes into a nice sock. 🙂 We’re all really excited to see them and I’m excited to show you what we’ve cooking and baking for their visit. Fun!!

 

Since I just finished his sock last night, I’ve only just cast on today for my new sock, Knit Picks’ Palette in Navy.

 

My new Knit Picks order came in at the end of last week and I’m so excited to dive into it. Wanna see? Of course you do!!

I piled it onto the kid’s easel to show it off! This pile (3 balls of Knit Picks Palette in Navy for the socks I just mentioned are not pictured) will be knitted into; 3 pairs of socks, 1 hat, 12 facecloths, and a pair of mittens! I can hardly wait to get them all knitted up.

There is one other work in progress I don’t have good photos of! Hopefully by July, it’ll look like this! My sister made one for our parents and I looooove it. I’m making it as a wedding turned happy first anniversary gift! Mine is coming together in a green apple colour. Its made in triangles, you need 49 squares to make a decent blanket, and there are four triangles per square (duh) – so yes that’s 196 triangles! Whaaaaat?! My first triangle took a whole day (it’s pathetic I know, but I’ve got three wee ones running around and a kitchen calling my name lol), and my first triangle had a glaring error in it. Awful, glaring, beacon of light style error. I trucked on with the next triangle and made the same error – always towards the end where the bigger leaves are. Originally, I thought of just making smaller triangles, up to the point where I wasn’t messing up, but then my dear friend Talea (who I can’t link to because she is ‘between blogs’ right now) pointed out that the smaller triangles wont make a perfect square (sigh) and I’d need approximately eleventy million more triangles to complete the blanket (double sigh).

Sooooo, after I’ve finished a few months of birthday knitting, I’m going to attack this blanket head on and find the error in the pattern (maybe I wrote it down wrong??). If I want it finished for the middle of July (let’s set a July 15 deadline), and it takes me a day per triangle, that’s July 15 minus 196 days is 19 days ago. Hmm. Hahaha, so maybe I’ll make a smaller blanket! I will do some math and try to bend the time-space continuum and get back to you next Wednesday!

I know they’ll love it though, and my husband spent a lot of time with this cousin growing up and I’m especially fond of her parents so we do spend a lot of time together. 🙂

I’m still waiting on the skully fabric to make curtains for Wee One #1, and since his room is currently green and white with a weird brown border I have no doubt those curtains are going to set off a desire to paint the room. We’ve been here for 4 and a half months and while everything has a place and our routines are pretty firm in this new life, other things (like decor) are still coming together!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Tami  •  Jan 19, 2011 @3:19 pm

    The socks turned out great!

    I must say, I’m jealous of the blanket that you are making. It will be beautiful. I can only imagine the time that will go into it though. Yikes! Good luck and I can’t wait to see your progress.

    Thank you! I bet once the blankey’s done, I’ll be jealous of it too!

  2. diane  •  Jan 19, 2011 @8:29 pm

    Your cable on the sock is awesome.

    That’s so nice, thank you!

  3. autumngeisha  •  Jan 19, 2011 @9:48 pm

    What lovely socks, love the cables and color. Such pretty stash enhancement, too. Can’t wait to see your progress on the blanket.

    I’m excited to really sink my teeth into the blanket but I have to get through some birthday sock knitting first. 😉

  4. Becky  •  Jan 19, 2011 @11:19 pm

    OMG! I love the socks! I wish I could knit! if I could, I’d be making tons of socks! Your socks rock!

    It’s not as hard as it looks!

  5. Lee  •  Jan 20, 2011 @12:57 am

    Those socks look so cozy! I love them! And such pretty colors stacked up on the easel.

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a fabulous week!

    Thanks. I hope he loves them as much!

  6. Marushka  •  Jan 20, 2011 @11:59 am

    Beautiful socks! The blanket will be an heirloom for sure… Have you checked on revelry to see if anyone else found an error?

    That’s a good idea. My bestie thought of it before I did lol and we checked but didn’t see any notes about it. Weird. Thanks about the sock and blanket. I hope they love it and keep it forever.

  7. Denise  •  Jan 20, 2011 @12:29 pm

    Love those socks, the cable and the color. Are you going to use the same pattern for the navy socks? That’s quite a yarn hull.

    The navy socks will be these. Pretty, manly and hopefully easy! LOL I loooove the yarn stash additions.

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