Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday Number 15

This week will, for a change, bring pictures of a few WIPs I haven't posted about for a little while. The last couple of weeks have been dominated by boyfriend's socks and the log cabin blanket, neither of which have had much attention this week. So, new content *grins*


And I'm posting a WIPs plus book photo to join in again with Ginny's Yarn Along. I had a lot of fun finding new blogs last week, and adding books to my must-read list. 

Onto the WIPs. Well, as I said, this week I have been working on a couple of neglected things (and something new, but we'll get to that in a minute *laughs*). So, Cria has had some attention, and I have now finished the yoke and am ready to divide for the sleeves. 


Not a great photo as I was in a bit of a rush, but it looks a bit longer than last time! I'm loving the stitch definition of this yarn, it's so crisp (Jaeger Monte Cristo, unfortunately now discontinued). 

My sock has also been progressed, and I've now turned the heel and moved onto the gusset section (I really hate the word gusset for socks, it seems so wrong *laughs*)


And, as if I didn't have enough projects on the needles, I decided to cast on something new. I was in a bad mood, and wanted to start knitting a hat. So I did ;) 


It's (a slightly modified version of) this "Coffee Beenz Hat", using yarn I received in a swap. More details will follow when it is finished, which shouldn't really take very long. I love using aran/worsted weight after knitting socks, everything grows so quickly!

You can find Ginny here, and the ever lovely Tami, host of WIP Wednesdays, here.

33 comments:

  1. I love your Cria, the colour is gorgeous

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  2. Wow...so many projects. And they are all looking great.

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  3. Love what you're making- they all look amazing!!!

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  4. Beautiful knitting. I'm starting a pair of socks for my husband -- I had forgotten how long socks take! but I'm enjoying the process.

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  5. All your projects are gorgeous, love the colors. Did your bad mood go away once you cast on the hat?

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  6. It is fun to do a few things in chunkier yarns on bigger needles. It grows really fast! You've got a nice variety of colours on your needles.

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  7. I'm loving your sock!

    I really enjoyed doing a project with some thicker yarn recently and going back to DK felt very wierd!

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  8. A nice purple, that new hat :-)

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  9. I love the hat. It's going to be so cute. The socks looks great too.

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  10. Great wips! Also love Christopher Brookmyre, have you read anything else by him! I love the secret art of stealing!

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  11. The hat yarn looks yummy!! Yeah for instant gratification projects!

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  12. I love the colors of all the projects!
    Jealousy is not a good thing - really should try my hand at knitting again!
    Karen

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  13. thanks for the kind comment on my blog! Your projects are wonderful! I am going to start a few hats for Christmas gifts soon and love that yarn for your socks! Happy knitting!!

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  14. Beautiful stuff! I'm especially in love with the yarn in your sock -- it's so cheery! And I really like the idea of knitting to chase off a bad mood. It's probably a better choice than chocolate...

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  15. Love the sweater, looks like one I might be able to do, could you add link? Thanks for the visit and comment both are appreciated. I understand completely starting something new to elevate the mood.

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  16. The more socks I see through WiP Weds, the more jealous I get :) They're coming along nicely! (And I'm glad I'm not the only one to cast on in order to battle a bad mood)

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  17. I love all the variety of color! I'm especially loving the sock- may I ask which yarn it is?

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  18. Very nice!! I love the color of the cria as well.

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  19. ah yes, knitting, the key to happiness! so many lovely projects! will have to look for cria, is it on ravelry?

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  20. Lovely things you have going there!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    With the exception of wash cloth I have difficulties working on more than one project at a time, so kudos to you :D Absolutely adore the bluey-purple sweater yarn!

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  22. Love the colour of your Cria! Such a shame when you discover a great yarn that's been discontinued.

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  23. I love the color you're using for cria. You have an interesting array of projects to choose from.

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  24. So pretty, all of them are so pretty. So how many WIP's have you got now? So many WIPS no enough time!

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  25. Love the colour of your Cria! Looking forward to see its progress too

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  26. Beautiful projects! I love all the colors you've chosen.

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  27. It all looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Just popped back to say "Are you mad" commission knitting, hell NO. It's my Dad's girlfriend, her friend wanted me to make a baby bundle for her to give as a present. I said sure but I'm not buying the yarn she has to. But instead she gave me the money to buy the yarn, I could never sell my knitting, that would take all the fun out of it.

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  29. I like the colours on that hat, they're so...softly grapey. :) And hooray for projects that work up quickly! (Although I also love both the sock and the really pretty-looking Cria yoke, too.)

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  30. I like it. I knitting project to suit each mood. Hope the hat project helped. I'm knitting socks at the moment. Usually use dpns, but I'm using two for the first time. Could be the yarn, but I think it is quicker for me!

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  31. All of the wips are coming along nicely . Love the new hat on the needles , great colour and thanks for the pattern link !!!

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  32. That purple swap yarn is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

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