Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday Number 33

As I'm sure you can imagine, the time of year means that the majority of my crafting time has been taken up with gift knitting *laughs* However I have had time for a small amount of other knitting as well...


Although, technically the scarf is a gift for mum, she knows about it and bought the yarn herself, so it isn't a Christmas gift but I'd still like to finish it soon so that she can enjoy it during the cold weather. It's a few inches longer than last week...


It looks a different colour in every picture, thanks to the hideously grey weather and overhead light combination *sigh* It's much more attractive in real life. 

In the top picture you can also see a small purple item poking out. I cast on for something very quick and simple for myself, but it does also have a Christmas-related reason (see, I can justify knitting for myself even at this time of year!) The yarn I'm using is some Sirdar Crofter that my lovely brother bought me for my birthday. He bought a couple of small balls of different yarns, and I think he was a bit saddened to discover that they weren't big enough to knit anything substantial. So, for when I see him, I wanted to be wearing something useful that I made from his gift, to show how much I really appreciated him buying me yarn *smiles*

You will notice that my Cria cardigan is absent from the picture... Well, partly because it is too big to easily pick up and put down between other projects, but mainly thanks to this:


This is the remainder of 3 balls of dishcloth cotton I have been frantically knitting up for a final gift. As Cria is also a cotton yarn (albeit a blend), I decided against working on it as well. Which is a shame, as there is only one sleeve remaining, but important for my continued enjoyment of knitting *laughs*

As for the book, well I think I have read about 6 pages in the last week. Which is horrifying really, as I usually read at least 2 books in that time! But, everything has its time I guess ;)

Have a look at everyone's work in progress Wednesday and yarn along posts... I have a feeling they'll be the last of the year this week (for me they will anyway!)

25 comments:

  1. I understand the grey weather and photos void of true color - no matter what setting I put it on.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. Very sweet, I think - both your brother's gift and your intent to use it. Merry Christmas to you! x

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  3. So very thoughtful sweetheart, Richard will be pleased. My scarf is looking wonderful - keep up the good work!

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  4. It's starting to look a but like Santa's workshop with all the secret Christmas knitting ;)

    Although I think if it was, there'd be better light. Still, it's almost solstice time, so it can only get better from here!

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  5. That scarf is really coming along. I'm hoping to work on mine over Christmas, so we can compare notes then :)

    Have a lovely break - lots of time for reading and knitting! I'm thinking of getting an Audible subscription next year so that I can do both at the same time :)

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  6. Both projects look lovely!! Your brother is going to love that you knit something up and under your guidance to yardage maybe you'll get more yarn :)

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  7. Your scarf looks beautiful and I love the colour!

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  8. Love the scarf - the detail on the edging is so beautiful! Happy holidays :)

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  9. the scarf is beautiful.

    I SO understand the light/picture drama. I find myself rushing home after work to get shots in the little light left!

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  10. Very nice scarf, I like the color way.

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  11. I'm with you on this weather!! I forgot to take a picture yesterday--and a nighttime photo is YUK. Yours, though, still came out looking quite pretty, so I'm sure the real thing is gorgeous!! You are really cranking out these gifts!! Good for you to sneak in the purply goodness for yourself, too! (Smart girl--he'll probably keep yarn on his gift list if he see how much you liked the gift!!!)

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  12. Can't wait to see the purple item. I'm sure your brother will be happy and relieved to see that you've put his gift to good use! Chances are there'd be no more yarn-y presents otherwise!

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  13. The scarf is beautiful! I love the color.

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  14. That color is gorgeous. Maybe take a photo of it outside would help with showing its truer beauty? All of my Christmas knitting involves people already knowing what they're getting and in some instances, picking out the yarn too. Sort of takes the surprise out it, yet I'm still trying to keep them a secret.

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  15. Good luck with all of your holiday projects.

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  16. Ooh I have that scarf saved in Ravelry. I'm dying to make it. Looks great. I love the colour.

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  17. Good luck! I think it's nice that you'll show your brother that there is no such thing as a useless bit of yarn. ;) No skein too small is what I say.

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  18. Even if the weather and light isn't conducive to proper picture taking - the yarn for that scarf still looks beautiful! I love it!

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  19. I sympathize about the grey bad-photograph light, ugh. It's rainy here today, and I just sort of resigned my self to sub-par photos. I still love your mom's scarf though, rain-photos or no. I hope you get to capture its real colours at some point, they must be stunning!

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  20. The scarf is gorgeous! Good luck with the Christmas knitting and getting your brother's yarn knitted up :)

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  21. So glad there are other "selfish" knitters out there. I like making things for me because I know I will love them :) I am finishing up a few gifts for others too this year.

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  22. Pretty yarns :) I am glad you are knitting stuff for yourself with your brother's gift :) How thoughtful of him!

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  23. you are so sweet, your brother is so sweet and your mom is SO sweet, what a lovely family you are. your knitting looks lovely too!

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  24. I love your knit meter! :) I ran over and got myself one, too.
    JNCL
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

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