Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Work In Progress Wednesday Number 21
I feel I should apologise if my post last week was a bit confusing - I showed my plans for the blanket and quite a few people commented saying it was a good design and when was I going to start it...
I actually started it some time ago, and used the Modern Baby Blanket pattern. But because I didn't follow the pattern dimensions particularly, mine was going to be much shorter and therefore more square (the first image I showed last week). So I designed a few more blocks to add on, in the spirit of the pattern (the second image). So, I'm sorry if it was a bit confusing!
Anyway, in terms of progress, I have been pretty focused on the blanket. As I suspected, having a plan gave me a bit more impetus to get on with it *laughs* I only have one block left of my additional sections, then the border, and it's done! I have even woven in most of the ends already, to save a mammoth weaving in session at the end ;)
Apart from that, I have cast on my second Kool Aid sock. Not much progress so far, but at least it is on the needles *grins*
The grey swatch (yes, I actually swatched!) was going to become my next WIP... Well, I finished boyfriend's socks, so I figured I had a space for a new project ;) I swatched, cast on and knit 5 inches of 2x2 rib...
And then I discovered that I had cast on half the number of stitches I was meant to *sigh* After tearing it all out, I couldn't bear to start another 5 inches of rib over 180 stitches, so I decided that project could wait. Luckily, the yarn (Mirasol Miski, 100% baby llama) was so gorgeously soft and fluffy that I didn't feel as cross or hard done by as I might have expected, it just means I get to play with it again *laughs*
Bookwise, I'm flicking through The Goddess Guide. I picked it up in a charity shop (thrift store?) because the cover was flocked and I liked the texture ;) I'm not very girly, but the design is great and it's easy to pick up and flick through.
As ever, join Tami for WIPW and Ginny for the Yarn Along :)