Friday, March 16, 2012

And the WiP count just went up again

It's Stitches, you know? You take classes, see all this new stuff and boom you're casting on left and right without any regard to what you already have on the needles.  Well me anyways. 

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First up we have the restart of the tam from my Japanese stitch class.  Here with the new better yarn (not pink?) in a lovely blue dk mcn (merino, cashmere, nylon -- see what I mean by better?, not that pink wouldn't be better but I don't have any dk mcn in pink, or do I?)  I'm actually further than the picture indicates as I've finished up the entire motif and am working on the base of the tam.

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And here we have the body of a very easy shrug.  It's the ribbed vest by Plymouth. I bought the kit on a whim in January and promised a friend I'd wait to start it when she got hers.  We cast on provisionally and we're making ours seamless.  I've added notes to my Ravelry project linked above.  And again, I'm much further than the picture indicates as I'm almost done with the body.

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Another Giant Kelp scarf (my design) but this time done asymmetrically.  I started using the die to randomize the number of repeats I do for each motif.  I'm halfway through but I've switched to a dice app on my phone which is better than chasing after the real die.

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And last but not least, I picked up one of my daughter's UFOs (Un-Finished Object) and this is where I am.  It's a Hobo bag and you cast off (loosely) over those rings before you wash/felt it.  I'm not sure about this, but I think I'll be temporarily sewing the bag shut after tucking in the metal rings.

After I get through these very quick distractions, I should be back on track finishing up the WiPs.  I think.

That's all for me on this Fiber Arts Friday. Join the fun and leave a comment.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Wow! All of these great projects! Can't wait to see pictures on a future post, or bring them next week. My favorite is the scarf, but I like that ribbed vest as well. May try one with some Araucania yarn that I have.

WonderWhyGal said...

Yikes! I can't handle seeing so many WIPS. We were just talking about projects at the yarn shop today. I never have more than two projects going at a time (knitted ones, at least) and it makes me bonkers when I see so many from other people. How do you keep them straight? When do you get in the mood? How will you ever finish? aaggh ;-)

Vivian said...

Love the stitch pattern for the kelp scarf! Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Jocelyn said...

I am never finished. But I do finish things. Everything is tracked on Ravelry, I don't know what I'd do without it.

Shannon said...

That Giant Kelp scarf is such a lovely pattern - what a brilliant blue to go with it!