Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along

At last I have something new to share! It has been a while but in my internet absence I have been trying to get to the bottom of the WIP pit and empty out my project bag so I can add some new goodies to it!
Those of you who visit regularly may recall that I had a summer cardigan which I started for the KAL I took part in and ended up frogging it as I had to rip it back twice and that was when I had had enough.
Anyway, I order a new MC for the project so it would feel like a new knit and attempted to start it again at the end of last week. 
Well, surprise, surprise, so far - so good, I am enjoying the knit, have gone way past the problem areas in my last two attempts and am into the lace. I am hoping that it will be a FO for this week, but that might be a little wishful thinking, we will see.
I still am trying to get through the Scarf for Jas, but at the moment am feeling rather uninspired to continue with it, so it will have to hibernate for a little while longer.
Am still on the lookout for some nifty ideas for colourful small projects so if you have any - do share :-D
I promised a pic of Kayla's finished scarf, so I have been able to take it off her to take a quick shot, so here it is:
On the reading front:
I am still busy with "You'll See It When you Believe It" by Wayne Dyer - very inspiring!

Hope to see you back tomorrow for Kitchen Krafts.
I have been wanting to post on the Elder, but with all the rain we have been having the blossoms have gone, so I will post a little later when the berries have appeared. In the meantime, I have prepared a recipe post for South African Rusks. See you tomorrow :-D
Today I will be sharing over at:

34 comments:

  1. Your work looks stunning, I am impressed!

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  2. Hi Elisabeth Andree,

    Thank you, you are always so kind.

    Have a great, sunny day.
    x

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  3. really love that scarf pattern! I'm not sure my skills are up to it though!

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    1. Hi omlair,
      If you mean the scarf for Jas, it really is a lot easier than it looks, Kays' scarf on the other hand was very easy but at the end the rows were ginormous - seriously took me about 20 minutes to half and hour to get through one row! Won't be making that one again, next time will try the wingspan, I LIKE short rows :-D

      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  4. You have been very busy with the WIP's and everything looks very lovely. I know you must really be feeling happy to knit the lace section of your cardigan and it's very pretty.
    I really like the scarf you finished!
    Have a happy yarn along day.

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    1. Hi Tracey,

      Thank you so much, and yes, I must agree to be on the lace part is wonderful and it makes the knit just run away with you as you are so focused on the pattern. I am totally loving this piece right now.

      Thanks for dropping by,
      Have a super day
      x

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  5. The scarf patterns, both of them, are very cool. I love the detail!

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    1. Hi Heather,

      Thanks so much :-D
      Have a lovely, creative afternoon.
      x

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  6. Hi Nat,
    Your wips' are looking lovely and your scarf is amazing!
    Have a lovely day
    xo xo
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much.
      Thanks for popping past, keep warm.
      xoxo

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  7. I love the lace and beads you used in the scarf, and I agree if a project isn't inspiring you then leave it for awhile, however in my case I normally land up frogging it cause I never want to finish it.

    Your cardi looks fantastic! I really hope we get to see the FO on Friday!

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    1. Hi Wool Diaries,

      Thank you. The scarf is actually a really great knit, I just can't get myself to be in the place that I need to be to get going. Because of the pattern it grows really quickly - I think I will pick it up again once the cardigan is done, well.....hopefully I will! :-D
      Have a great day.
      x

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  8. The cardi is looking gorgeous. I love that colour combination and I am totally confident that we will be seeing this as a FO very soon!

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    1. Hi Kim,
      Thank you so much.
      Have a super rest of your Wednesday.
      x

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  9. Beautiful projects and I especially like your summer cardi - the colors are great!

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    1. Hi there,

      Thank you very much :-D

      Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
      x

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  10. lovely knits.....the scarf is beautiful!!

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    1. Hi Alisa,

      Thank you.

      Have a super day.
      x

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  11. I love your new main colour! Sometimes a time out is in order, so that you can come back to a project with new insights and inspiration. Great ideas sometimes need to percolate for a while ;)

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    1. Hi Minding My Own Stitches,

      The new MC is growing on me. If you recall, the first attempts were done in a silver-grey which I liked very much, but I am warming to the brown as the cardigan grows!

      Thanks for dropping by.
      x

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  12. The colors for the cardi are beautiful, and the scarf looks amazing.

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    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank you so much :-D

      Have a super rest of your Wednesday.
      x

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  13. I frequently have 1-2 UFOs that have been around for more than a year. Eventually, I get the motivation to finish them, but as I'm finishing them, other projects get put on the back burner and start to age... such is life.

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    1. Hi Melanie Rose,

      Yes, I must agree, life has a way of making us become patient, and enjoy experiences all the more when we come back to them. Life is wonderful that way!

      Thanks for your visit :-D
      x

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  14. Oh very nice! I love all of your WIPs! I need to bust through my WIP bag like you are.

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    1. Hi Ashley,

      It does give a great sense of accomplishment, but then a longing to fill the bag back up again :-(

      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  15. I love the colors for the cardigan. It looks great.

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    1. Hi flyingjen,

      Thanks so much :-D
      Have a super day.
      x

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  16. hi natalie, your knits all look beautiful, how pretty the sweater pattern is, and the scarf! i'll be back for the rusk. yum!

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    1. Hi Lori ann,

      Thank you so much, you are very kind.

      Have a super day.
      x

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  17. I love the cardigan, that's a great way to re-vitalise a WIP :) The scarf is gorgeous, good luck with it. I always fins it really hard to motivate myself for scarves - they just go on and on forever with no end in sight!

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    1. Hi Liz,

      Thank you so much for your visit.
      Have a super weekend.
      x

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  18. I love the cardi, it looks really good already. And the scarf is amazing XD

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    1. Hi Tawnee,

      Thank you very much :-D
      Have a great day and thanks for popping around.

      x

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