Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along - Finishing Projects


This week the most of us have been in bed with colds. So when I eventually stood up to write this post, I was still quite amazed how much I was able to complete, in-between the sniffing, sneezing and coughing. My goal for this week was to finish off some of my outstanding WIPs that I started and then put aside to start something else - you know how it goes :-D


Well, the bag I finished in time last Friday is now complete. This is how the finished product looks:
Before
After


I also managed to finish my Maluka Shawl. I loved working on it, it was my first shawl and I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it and was quite a shame that it came to the end.  Definitely want to knit another shawl :-D 




Back on my needles: My daughters Simply Cabled Sox, almost done now, I feel bad not having finished them until now and I don't want to start anything new until I have at least finished these off.

Great News - I got my first knitting order - WOOHOOOOOO!
I have been asked to knit some socks. Will keep you updated on progress!

Still reading: The Hound of Rowan. Not sure if I will be finishing this one off, it is really not bad, but I am needing to read something different for the moment ...... Am thinking of putting this aside and starting the Hunger Games as I am hearing so much about this book!

Don't forget to come past tomorrow for Kitchen Krafts: Tomorrow the post will include EGGS....I wonder why???

Today, I will be sharing this post over at:

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on the first order! I really love your shawl, the purple is just lovely.

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks so much for your visit. My mom-in-law saw the shawl and liked it so it already has a new home and I have a reason to knit another one :-D

      x

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  2. Sorry you've not been well, but it looks like you've been very productive! :)

    Hope you're back to full health soon.

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your visit. Feeling much better and it seems spring is here again today, so that helps.

      X

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  3. Yay for your first order! I love the bag, and that shawl is amazing. So pretty.

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    1. Hi Andria,

      Thank you so much for dropping by, it is nice to start to see regular visitors here, makes me feel really special.

      Have a great rest of your Wednesday :-)

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  4. Loverly shawl. And bag. And socks... and and and! You are so productive!

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    1. Hi Omlair,

      Thank you so much for your visit.

      x

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  5. wow that shawl is gorgeous, so is the bag. good luck with the socks - they look cute.

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    1. Hi Vicki,

      Thanks they are just about done. Had to stop and get done for my Kitchen Kraft Post tomorrow, but now am free and can get back to finishing it off!

      Thanks for popping around.

      x

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  6. Love the colors of the socks!

    Congrats on your 1st order :)

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    1. Hi Mami Dearest,

      Thank you, I am so thrilled, I hope this is a sign for a possible new future, as I love the idea of being able to work from home, and what better way to do it then by using your hobby to do so?

      Thanks for your visit

      x

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  7. Looks like you're at the gusset decreases on that second sock; I always find that once the heel turn is complete and the gusset stitches are picked up, the foot just speeds along! Congratulations on your first order!

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    1. Hi there,

      Yes I am on the gusset :-D I love this sock with all the cables, because you keep your mind so active keeping up with all the rounds till the next cable that in the blink of an eye you are already at the heel and it feels like no work at all.

      Thanks for visiting

      x

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  8. Do you have a tutorial or pattern available for the shawl? It is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Hi there nsolady,

      If you click on the word Maluka in the post it will take you to the page on Ravelry. If this doesn't work, here is the page addy:
      http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Marigoldsloft/maluka

      Have fun and thanks for the visit

      x

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  9. I love the finished shawl and the socks you're making look so interesting!

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    1. Hi Erin,

      Thank you so much for coming past. I am just about finished the socks and will be putting together the pattern as soon as I am done if you are interested.

      Have a great day

      x

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  10. ooo wow! so creative! I love the bag! and the socks! especially the bright colors. :) xkim

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thanks for your visit, it is so inspiring when creative people as yourself come past and leave a comment.

      X

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  11. Wow - these are some lovely projects. Fabulous shawl and wonderful colorway for those socks! The cabling looks really cozy.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      It is nice to hear from you, like I was saying above to Andria, it is nice to begin to see regular people here. :-D

      Thanks for your visit

      x

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  12. Lovely shawl - the colours are perfect and your knitting is gorgeous.
    Love the colour of the cable socks.
    Always nice to line things up so that there are a few finishes.
    Enjoy

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    1. Hi Mistea,

      Yes, I must agree with you. My list of things to finish up is shrinking.....need to find some new projects to fill up my bag :-D

      Thanks for dropping by.

      x

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