Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday Number 20


Unusually for me, this is a fairly sparse work in progress photo. I tend to do most of my knitting at the weekends, and as I was away this weekend, far less activity than usual has occurred. I took boyfriend's sock for in-car knitting and have been so focused on getting it finished since we got back that I haven't really picked anything else up. Good news is that it should be finished really soon - less than an inch left *grins*

I have also been formulating a plan for my blanket, to encourage me to get on with it. I think I've mentioned before that I had stalled, partly due to not knowing what to do next. So I plotted out what it looks like so far:


Much more square than the pattern!

And then I plotted out how to increase the length, while keeping the essence of the pattern intact:


I think this works, and it uses more of the cream yarn which is handy as that's the one I have most of *laughs*

Bookwise I have picked up Ben Elton's Chart Throb in honour of it being X Factor time of year again. I'm not really a fan of the programme, but I love Elton's satirical take on the way it all works.

As ever, join Tami for WIPW and Ginny for the Yarn Along :)

36 comments:

  1. I think the plan for your blanket looks great, can't wait to see it finished! I also love Ben Elton, so funny! I haven't read Chart Throb but its on my "list"

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  2. I do like the design of your blanket. What yarn are you using and will it be one continuious piece or will you stitch pieces together?
    The boyfriend sock is great! xx

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  3. Ah yes, focusing on finishing something sounds like a good idea! I'm mostly focusing on casting on new things these days =) Splendid sock, nice colour choice, especially for a man-sock!

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  4. Almost the same sock-yarn as I`m knitting from now :) Nothing is like a pair of hand-made socks when it get`s colder.

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  5. I really love the sock yarn you're working with.

    I'm very impressed with the layout for your quilt!

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  6. Great looking socks!! You're really rockin' on them!! I love the plan for the blanket too - techy question - how did you make that and put it into your post???

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  7. Your plan for the blanket looks great! Now that you have a way to go I bet you'll have the urge to work on it.
    The socks are wonderful! I can't wait to see them done:)

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  8. Love the blanket! Now when do you cast on?

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  9. Less than an inch left? You're setting yourself up for a FO Friday, aren't you! I like the way the yarn is striping!

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  10. Love the plan for the blanket - look forward to seeing the progress pics!

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  11. Love the blanket plan, and the colors :) Puts me right in a Fall kind of mood!!

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  12. Awesome design for the blanket!! Love it. What yarn are you using?

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  13. Gah! I keep reading "Ben Elton" as Elton John. Reading skills, for the win!

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  14. Trust me, I know how it feels to be totally focused on one project. ;) And I'm super impressed with your blanket plan -- so organized! I might have to cough up something similar for my Beekeeper's quilt.

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  15. Looks like the weekend prevented us both from working on our knitting so much. But your sock is looking great! And I LOVE the pattern for the blanket you've planned. Can't wait to see the finished object.

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  16. So you are STILL being a blanket-tease!!!! *tuts*

    Glad to see the sock is almost done :)

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  17. Loving the blanket graphic. It'll be great to see it completed.

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  18. Your sock looks good. Interested to see what your blanket looks like when finished.

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  19. Yeesh, pattern plotting! Looks like you've got it under control, though. :)

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  20. another sock lover! i think i'll be tuning into x factor tonight for the first time.

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  21. The plan for your blanket looks wonderful! Looking forward to seeing it when the blanket is ready!

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  22. I love the blanket plan! Good luck getting it all finished. I liked Chart Throb, although I never watch X-Factor :)

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  23. The blanket plan looks great, can't wait to see more of it!

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  24. The boyfriend sock is going well, very stripey!!

    Although a very good plan for a blanket, i have never thought planning a blanket this way :)

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  25. And here I was thinking I was the only person who planned out my blankets that way :). Looks great!

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  26. Looking forward to seeing the blanket. It looks a great design.

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  27. I'm waving my pom-poms for the blanket---I love just looking at the gorgeous blocks of colour you've assembled in your plan, it's going to be so cool looking! I love its geometricness.

    I also want to know more about the book you're reading. :)

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  28. The socks look great! I really like the design you have planned out for the blanket and can't wait to see when you cast it on.

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  29. I love how you plotted the blanket out. It will be so cool when it is finished. The socks are looking terrific. Not too much more to go, yay!

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  30. Your socks look great! Does the yarn do the striping or are you? I have never tried socks not that brave!

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  31. how did you do that? well that blanket plan is lovely and hooray for the bf sock!

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  32. I find designing the fun part.. but doing it can be very boring!

    I don't mind Ben Elton, I read the big brother one he did...

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  33. :) thanks for stopping by my blog :) I know you say socks are easy but I'm weary about using dpn's how do you avoid gaps in your knitting?

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  34. Danielle@astashaddicts22 September 2011 at 15:51

    plan look's brilliant!! well done :)

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  35. I love the way you plotted that out. I'm so tech-backward that I'd never figure this out.

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  36. I agree socks look waaay beyond my ability, but yours turn out great! That book looks interesting too...

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