Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday Number 11

This week my sunset socks will not be appearing - because they are finished *grins* So please pop back on Friday to see them in all their wonderful glory ;)


My blanket now has its 4th colour section and I am now adding the next orange stripe. I'm still not sure how this will all work out, as I am really not following the dimensions in the pattern, but I'm loving it so far ;)



I haven't done a lot more on my Cria (with link added this time!), but I am pleased with how the buttonhole turned out, using Ysolda's one row buttonhole tutorial from the book *smiles* This needs some attention but was cast aside in my excitement to finish my socks ;)



So, that's it for my WIPs, pop over to Tami's for more...

28 comments:

  1. The beauty of the blanket is that it grows so quickly and of course my favourite, there is no sewing up!

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  2. Good luck with the socks, I'm sure you'll get there! Loving the blanket!

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  3. Woo Hoo on the socks!! The blanket looks great too! You are making very lovely button holes! ;-D

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  4. It took me a LOT of attempts to learn to cast on toe up. It does get easier as you make more socks. Glad you stuck with it!

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  5. Ahh toe up socks. Here is what I use. It is a great tutorial on how to get the toe just right.
    http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html

    Hopefully that will help!

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  6. I admire anyone making socks, especially toe up. Looks like you are on your way.

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  7. Ah yes. The curse of the man sock. I know this too well. I've attempted to make three pairs of socks for my husband. Somehow they never turn out quite right. Good luck.

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  8. Good luck with the toe-up sock. Which cast on are you using? I always use Judy's Magic Cast-on.

    I love the button hole. One day I will have to try an Ysolda Teague pattern. I know, heresy for not having tried one yet.

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  9. Ooo, those socks are going to be nice, but I agree...too dark to start in the evening! I have needlework projects I won't even attempt at night!

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  10. Your buttonhole is verrrry nice! I have experimented with various techniques, and yours is one of the best I've seen. Gotta try it.

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  11. Okay, first off, your button hole is amazing!! How in the world did you do that!?!?! Wow, I'm impressed.

    The blanket looks great as always, and I have to say, I've been wanting to try toe up but have been scared to. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon!

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  12. Great blanket. I love the look of log cabin blankies.

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  13. i'm loving your blanket! that orange makes it pop! :)

    thanks for the comment again. :D

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  14. Glad you got the buttonhole sorted out! It's hard to get a nice tight cast on for toe-ups until you've practised a few times, and I'd think dark yarn makes it harder! Keep at it, though, it looks like you're almost there!

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  15. I really like the colors of your blanket, can't wait to see it finished.

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  16. Beginnings are always tricky - well done for battling on! Can't wait to see progress on your Cria, I'll be knitting one too x

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  17. I like knitting toe up but I have yet to try that cast on. At least once you get going the hardest part will be done. Your other projects look great!

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  18. Yay, finished socks! Can't wait to see :)

    Looks like between us it's been a bad week for toe up socks! I much prefer top down socks, I find them less fiddly, but it's always handy to learn new techniques!

    Loving Cria, that yarn is such a wonderful blue!

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  19. Toe up! How exciting! I've yet to try that, but someday...

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  20. Good luck with the socks!! =)

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  21. Good luck with the next attempt . I'm a top down sock knitter myself , have tried toe up but keep coming back to my tried and true .

    Nice job on the buttonhole , very tidy .

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  22. Bravo for button holes, I have never tried one but I plan to soon as I want to make a buttoned up cowl. The blanket is looking good and best of luck with the socks! Keep at it. I love how determined you are.

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  23. It is so great to see you determined to get those socks right. I would have thrown them across the room after the third attempt! Your blanket is looking so cool, loving the orange.

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  24. I still haven't tried toe up socks, probably due to my ongoing shawl addiction :-)

    Nice work on everything. Don't give up on the socks!

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  25. I like that blanket of yours!!And buttonholes in knitting, I stay away from them.

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  26. Congrats on the buttonhole, that thing is deceivingly difficult! The blanket is looking fantastic as well!

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  27. The blanket is looking fab! Great buttonhole and yay for the boyfriend socks getting started - what a good week!

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  28. Sorry about the multiple-starts socks, but I hope this next time will be the charm and you can keep knitting until you have a finished (and very prettily coloured) sock!

    The blanket and buttonhole look lovely, too. I really like the colours and asymmetrical blocks on the blanket.

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