Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along

This is turning out to be such a fun week. I am thoroughly enjoying my blogging experience for Blog Week, and I hope all others taking part out there are also! It has been delightful to go and visit new blogs and see all these creative people, using the same subject matter but having such total different takes on it! I am absolutely having a ball!


So right of the bat I can tell you that I have done absolutely no reading this week. I hope that will change shortly :( I don't like not reading, I feel as if something is missing!


As for WIPs: I worked like a bat out of hell to get somewhere on my KAL over the weekend and by Monday was feeling great as I had made some progress. It looked like this:
Then, whilst I was merrily knitting on Monday afternoon, I read the pattern again and realised I had knit it all wrong, well from where I had started with the two front pieces....so with a very heavy heart and aching arms I pulled it out so it again looked like this:
After this, I had to put the work down as I really couldn't look at it. Yesterday though, I picked it up again, and have since managed to start the climb once more. It now looks like this:
I am happy with the progress, I just can't wait to change onto the next colour, do you get like that too?
Onto other WIPs': I am progressing quite nicely on Jas's vest that is my first crochet project. With the proper wool it is looking good. 
When I had to take photos of my stash and projects this week, I was a bit disturbed by my lack of colourful work and plan to make a change. I still have some grey in my stash that is planned for another jersey for myself, but I do have some purple for Kay and Turquoise for Jas.....then the party will start - I am hoping so at least.


Don't forget to come past tomorrow for Kitchen Krafts! I will be discussing Dandelion in my nature series. Look forward to seeing you there.
x


Today I am sharing with the fabulous peeps over at:
luvinthemommyhood



28 comments:

  1. How disappointing! Tearing out huge sections of knitting is just painful.
    www.ericaceae.typepad.com

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    1. Hi ericaceae,
      Yes it was pretty painful, but has been enriching in a weird kind of way :-D

      Thanks for visiting.

      x

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  2. I know how you feel about undoing so much work. I have had to do it several times...it is very sad. At least you were able to start up again! I usually end up putting the project aside while I have a pity party :-)

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    1. Hi Heather,

      I think that is just what I wanted to do, so it is a good thing I have a time limit to the KAL and other things that need to be done. Otherwise I probably would have climbed into it with scissors :-D

      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. I took get excited when I can move onto other colors in a project. I have done colorworks though and at the time wished for just one color.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "Forrest"

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    1. Hi Carrie,

      We are such strange creatures, us humans! I am just the same....the only time I am not hoping for a change in my knitting project is when I have a pattern - like lace to follow!

      Thanks for popping by.

      x

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  4. Ugh, I hate when you feel like you're cruising along, only to realize you have to RIP back. I'm glad you were able to restore your progress!

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    1. Hi mkonieckzi,

      Yip, I must agree, but I am almost back where I was, so that's a good thing :D By the end of the week I should be on the next section I am hoping!

      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  5. aaaaah unpicking is never a fun thing to do!

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    1. Hi Cottage Tails,

      I agree, but I think it does get easier with experience. Before I would have ripped it out until I had to cast on again, now I think I am progressing and wanting to save as much work as I possibly can.

      Thank you so much for your visit.

      x

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  6. Great job! so happy you are back to where you were when you had to rip back. It's looking wonderful!

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    1. Hi luvinthemommyhood,

      Thanks so much :D
      It feels good to be back to where I was previously, and hope it will be smooth sailing from here on in.

      Thank you for visiting.

      x

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  7. oh dear, such is the nature of knitting! i hope getting back on track and these lovely comments help some!

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    1. Hi Lori,

      Definitely, each and every comment I receive is such a pick-me-up :D

      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  8. Nice work this week! I too am longing for a new book!

    I would love to know the pattern for the crochet project- it looks very interesting!

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    1. Hi MWitch3,

      Thanks.
      Here is the link for the pattern for the crochet project.
      http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Marigoldsloft/136-24-florette---top-in-cotton-viscose

      Thanks for visiting
      x

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  9. You really are a better person than me. I'd have thrown it in the corner of a dark room and left it there!

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    1. Hi littleblackduckblog,

      Don't worry, I wanted to do just that! But then I thought about it and realised I would not get to see how it turns out, so that made me calm down and continue :D It also helps having wonderful people like yourself to help motivate me to move forward.

      Thanks for visiting
      x

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  10. I can see different eras in my yarn stash just by the colours. I guess my taste just changes. I feel for you needing to rip it back.

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    1. Hi Cheryl,

      I am sure you are right on the money. As I progress in my crafting experience, I feel my tastes in fibres, colours and textures changing and projects that would have never caught my eye before I am finding quite interesting.

      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  11. Ugh - how annoying and I don't blame you for putting it aside for a little while. But you have caught up again brilliantly

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thank you so much.
      Yes, it feels great to be back on track again :D

      Thanks for popping past.
      x

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  12. Gray is my favorite color! So I am totally good with you continuing on with the same shades you have been using ;)

    I followed you from WIP Wednesdays and here is my WIP: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-along-with-needle-and-thread.html

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    1. Hi hannahw,

      I agree, grey is one of my favourite colours, but I do need to break the mould now and try something different.

      Thanks for visiting
      x

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  13. So sad, but it looks like you did a REALLY quick recovery! You go! Looks so lovely!

    Genevieve

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    1. Hi Genevieve,

      Thank you so much.

      Have a lovely day and thanks for visiting.

      x

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  14. Way to get back on the horse. It is looking great.

    I'm a reader too, so I feel your withdrawl symptoms. I just finished a great memoir this week, Made For You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Going Home by Caitlin Shetterly. I didn't think I was going to like it when I picked it up (book club selection) but by the end it was definitely a 5 star book. I haven't read anything in a couple days and I am feeling the need to dig into something again.

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    1. Hi Sara,

      Yip, I totally understand. Am trying to find time to get started with Game of Thrones.

      Thanks for visiting

      x

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