Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday Number 38


This week's picture is one of those that doesn't look wildly different from last week - Shalom is longer (and easier to photograph!) but not impressively so. The sock is longer, but not in a way that is all that noticeable.

However there are 2 key differences... The lack of fuzzy mohair indicates that the ballet sweater is finished *grins* Well, I still need to attach the ties, but it'll be ready for a reveal on Friday. Finally ;)

And there is a new project at the front, a pair of mitts. This is actually the second of the pair, I flew through the first one while I was procrastinating about knitting the ties for the ballet sweater *laughs* The pattern is Treads, which has a lovely stitch pattern accent around the wrist and the top of the hand.


The yarn is a lot more teal than that in real life, but no matter what I did the camera just wouldn't pick it up. It's the Debbie Bliss Fez that the lovely Laura sent me, in case I wanted to use it as a contrast colour for the grey version I bought. I think I have decided what to do with the grey, which doesn't need a contrast, so I get to use the gorgeous teal for something else *grins*

After the cold weather snap, I wanted some more mitts, and this yarn is so cosy and soft. Even better, I've found a way to link the pattern into a Nerd Wars challenge *grins*

I feel like there is less knitting progress than usual to show you, but this might have something to do with that:


*grins*

As ever, if you want more lovely knitting and reading content, head to Tami's and Ginny's *smiles* And if you're a regular, check out my post yesterday for an awesome giveaway!

44 comments:

  1. Lovely projects as usual, I love the mitts! I bought one of those learn to spin kits as well, and now I feel like I'm becoming addicted to something new. At first I was too hard on myself, I felt that I wasn't getting uniform thickness (did that happen with you?) but I think as I work at it I'll get better. Of course now I spend too much time looking at roving online, but such is life!

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  2. I love the teal of your mittens and I defintely understand the frustration of just not quite getting the color. And the newly spun yarn is lovely too. :)

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  3. Those mitts are gorgeous. I have big plans for something like that for me (soon) but I'm thinking I'll go for something entirely fingerless. Cheat? Perhaps x

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  4. Cant wait to see the finished ballet cardigan. The mitts look lovely.

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  5. Can't wait for the Friday unveiling :) And your spun yarn is beautiful!

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  6. You always get so much accomplised in a week, I'm envious! :)
    I can't wait to see the ballet sweater, I am so excited for you
    and the Shalom is coming along so well. I have plans to knit a Shalom next. Oh, and your spinning looks like 'real' yarn, mine still needs lots of practice!
    Happy Yarn Along.

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  7. Nice progress on the Shalom. looking forward to see the ballet cardigan.. and, lovely spinning. I have almost given up spinning.. every time I remember my spindles, I get distracted by something else. should give it a go sometime.

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  8. The Shalom is looking fantastic! I bet you will be modeling it next week :) Look at you spinning away!

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  9. Beautiful spinning! I have a spindle and wool, but have yet to try it ;)

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  10. Can't wait till Friday to see your reveal!

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  11. Oh my gosh - you're spinning??? How awesome!!!! The mitts are cute - I understand about the photo thing too! Pretty cardigan - it'll be so lovely!

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  12. I'm loving your Shalom, can't wait to see how that progresses and when it's finised. Also looking forward to your upcoming FO post!

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  13. Very pretty handspun and I love the sweater.

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  14. Hey! That Shalom does so look impressively longer! It's ALMOST out of the picture, so for second I thought it was done! Can't wait to see the ballet fuzzy thing ♥

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  15. Everything looks great! I think Shalom looks like you knit a lot on it. The yarn is gorgeous!

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  16. I love the colour of the shalom. I keep seeing examples of it on different blogs and am dying to have a go myself but like you seem to have so many other projects on the go too...maybe next week...

    Debbie Bliss, Fez is so soft isn't it...I think it has camel hair in it...hence the name...

    Looking forward to see the finish items...

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  17. Looking good!
    I spin way more than I knit these days, knitting is slow at the moment for me.

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  18. the cardigan is fantastic, and i think you just gave me the idea for my next project...some arm warmers i have been dying to try...

    :)
    jen

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  19. look at all the fiber finery!!! can't wait to see the ballet, but I'm loving those mitts!! and shalom is one of my favorite sweaters..why is it still in my queue and not on my needles?

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  20. whoa - that spinning looks super impressive!

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  21. I was going to maybe make the Shalom too...please make sure you review the pattern for us when you're done!
    –Cassandra

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  22. The sweater is looking great!

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  23. Yeah for the ballet sweater - will be back to see it.

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  24. Great projects. I can't wait to see the ballet sweater :)

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  25. Ooh, that mitten looks perfect for the yarn. And it's so tricky trying to photograph these colours, isn't it? Blues and purples just refuse to work properly.

    Shalom looks like it's coming on a-pace. You'll be able to wear it before you know it!

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  26. Natalie, Love all your projects again this week. Have you tried to use Picnik to edit your pics. You could probably get the exact color the yarn really is. I have been waiting to see the ballet sweater for a while. Its so nice for someone to actually finish their projects (unlike me haha, second week that I don't participate in the yarn along). Great job

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  27. You choose such great projects. Love the mitt design. Your spinning is very impressive especially if you are a beginner.

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  28. look at your spinning - mine doesnt look like that :-( Must try harder!!! Shalom is look good. I love mine xx

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  29. I love the texture detail on those mittens! I recently got some Fez in the John Lewis sale and it seems like really lovely yarn. They only had brown in stock in my local store, which is a shame because the colour of your mittens is beautiful! Your handpsun looks lovely too :)

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  30. I love the cardigan AND gloves. I actually queued both. :)

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  31. I love how you've been grouping your WIPs together for a photograph. I'm also looking forward to the ballet sweater.

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  32. Your mitts are amazing, I love the stitch work.....when I grow up I would like to be a knitter like you :-D

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  33. Lovely knits, the fez yarn sounds gorgeous. Great work on the spinning, it is looking super

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  34. the pattern on the mitts is lovely, simple but elegant =)

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  35. Hooray!!! Your handspun looks absolutely wonderful! You have no idea how excited I am to see how you are improving!

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  36. Congrats on finishing the ballet sweater. Love the teal color for the mitts. Your spinning is look great, too! It is amazing how you are able to juggle spinning, knitting and reading. Wish I knew your secret!

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  37. Wow! What a productive week. Look forward to seeing the ballet sweater. The pattern on the mitts is just the sort of thing I love about knitting. Your spinning looks beautiful. I lose time spinning. Full bobbin, but no lunch! What are you going to knit with it?

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  38. I just love patterns like the one you've selected for your fingerless gloves with those charming little details! Can't wait to see how yours turn out!

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  39. Cute mittens. It is amazing how fast they can knit up.

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  40. I'd love tho have the patience for Shalom. Beautiful work!

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  41. Have I told you - you've actually inspired me to try a Shalom? Not sure for who - me or one of my 3 daughters. I can't wait to start - yours looks great!

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  42. oh, what pretty spinning!! i love that sweater pattern. it looks great in that color too!

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  43. okay natalie, now i want to use my spindle too, now it sits looking pretty and thats all. your sweater looks so lovely too, it's almost done!

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