Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along

This week I have quite a bit to share. 
I actually have a crochet WIP this week - how exciting is that. My sister-in-law and I had a coffee date last week and she wanted to start on a felted bag like I made a while back and as she can crochet, I wanted her to help me understand the patterns and get me going on a vest pattern that I had found and wanted to make for Jas. 
So I started it off in a chunky wool, just to get the feel of the pattern....
Then started it in the DK I have in my stash, but it is still too thick looking.
As soon as the proper wool arrives I will start the pattern again. Will keep you posted!
On my needles:
Hubbys' Pullover is on the move again - at last! Managing to knit up the sleeves, I would like this project to finish off now as he has really been waiting almost a year for the thing :-(
I have also started my scarf. Jas asked me for a shawl but I thought she would like this scarf a lot more, and because I wanted to knit it ;-)
And lastly: I joined in a knit-along over at luvinthemommyhood or on Ravelry. It is a Tops, Tanks and Tees knit-along. This is what I am going to be knitting. The KAL starts today and I am hoping my wool for the project will arrive today, latest tomorrow so I can keep up!


On my Ereader this week: Finishing off Mockingjay, haven't been reading as much as I would have liked to this last week....oh well.


Thank you to all of you who took part in the Give-away from last week. The winner was announced in the post. Hope you enjoy the pattern :-D


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16 comments:

  1. wooo more power to crochet! It can be a bit chunky, i havent made a proper garment yet.

    love the beads on that scarf - they match the yarn really well!!

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    1. Hi there Omlair,

      Yes, finally got over my shadow and am so pleased that crochet is only half as complicated as I feared and am loving the work!

      Thanks for your visit.

      x

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  2. Love the projects, crochet can be a bit chunky but there is just something about crochet and the designs you can make with it.

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    1. Hi there,

      I must agree with you, and unlike knitting your work seems to grow at an alarming speed, almost instant gratification style - that must be the best part!

      Thanks for popping round.

      x

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  3. wow your beaded scarf is really pretty, love the colours in the jumper. good luck with the crochet. have a great wednesday xx

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    1. Hi Vicki,

      Thanks a bunch, and thanks for your visit.

      x

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  4. Nice projects! Yay for crochet, I'll get there some day........I love the beads in the scarf, I would love to give that a try too. Some good inspiration here today!

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    1. Hi Andria,

      The beads were quite a battle I must tell you, but figured it out in the end, I like them in there, gives the scarf a real nice edge :-D

      Thank you for dropping by.

      x

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  5. Your projects are all looking so beautiful Nat, I really want to learn to crochet some day soon. Thanks so much for the email, it was lovely to hear from you, I will be sending one back soon, I have a lot to tell you.
    xo xo
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Love to all
      xoxox

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  6. I like to crochet, but have only made small items.. most baby hats!

    I am popping in from Tami's WIP Wednesday. My project is here..
    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-bunnys-birthday-dress.html

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    1. Hi there hannahw,

      Thanks for dropping by.
      x

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  7. I love the cardigan you've chosen for the KAL, what a nice texture! And hooray for crochet---your swatches look great, if chunkier than you'd like. I hope your new yarn will be perfect for your project. :) And that beaded scarf is lovely.

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    1. Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you so much :-D
      I also hope the new yarn will have the exact texture I am hoping for....I wish it would arrive already, can't wait to start! In the meantime, keeping myself busy with some granny squares which are so much fun to make!

      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  8. Looks like a pretty vest pattern. Nice that you have technical support for crochet. I rely heavily on YouTube for help but I'm never really sure whether I'm doing it right.

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    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,

      Yip, I was the same, but it was getting so frustrating not knowing if I was doing it right, and seeing the stitches and reading a pattern are also not the same thing, so having a session with someone who can crochet has made all the difference.

      Don't you have someone you know who can help you?

      Thanks for the visit.

      x

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