Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday - WIP Overload!

I have freely admitted that I have Craft ADD.  I tend to start a ton of projects at once and then work on them over a long period of time.  Really I do this because one night I may want to work on something easy and mindless while watching a Penguins Game, other weekends I want to work on something that makes me think and pay attention.  Having lots of projects in motion helps me to meet my craft needs at any time.

Okay, that may be a lot of BS but that is how I justify the crazy :)

Anyway, in an effort to push through and see more finished objects I am going to show the progress of my WIPs each week and try and spot light the main progress I made during the week.

WIPs for the week of 3/4/2012
So in clockwise order, I have a Gryffindor Scarf, my Karina Vest, my First Sock, Lego Baby Blanket, and Falling Water Scarf.

I really got quite a bit done on the Gryffindor Scarf and the Lego Blanket.

I have mentioned the Gryffindor Scarf in a previous post but I made some progress and now it with the switch in colorway, it is starting to resemble the scarf from the movie series.  This is my mindless project as the 1X1 ribbing is easy enough to watch hockey while making progress.  It also helps that this is a gift so the pressure is on a bit.

The gold really makes the burgundy pop!
I also made progress on my Lego Blanket.  I am so excited to show the little stacks of rectangles, but I still have a long road ahead.

Stacks of Rectangles!

The original blanket is 9X9 which means 81 blocks.  I altered the color a bit and replaced the taupe color with green but I am still keeping with the 81 block theme.  Here is the breakdown of the numbers
  • Red    -- 13/20 (1 Skein of Yarn Used)
  • Blue    --  1/20
  • Green  --  0/20
  • Yellow --  0/21
As you can see, its still a mountain of crochet left to complete.

Speaking of completing I finished something this week that I have never showed before but I am super excited to share on Friday so please come back and check it out!

I hope to get some more progress on these but I am also trying to make headway in my "To Be Read" pile so finding balance is key.  How do you balance multiple hobbies?

Check out other wonderful WIPs on Tami's Amis Blog

<3 Heather


  1. And here I thought I was strange for having so many projects going at once. But I get bored when I am doing bigger projects. So I work on it then go to something small and quick. I will post today and show a bunch of my projects too :)

    1. Completely understandable. I think every crafter is different. Some focus on one thing only and others like us jump around.

  2. Thanks for the link to the Lego blanket. It's awesome so I'm going to have to have a look at my stash to see what I can come up with!

    While you're knitting along to the Penguins games please send lots of good karma Sidney's way - I just can't bear the thought of anything more happening to him.

    1. Oh I know, I just want him to get better. I want to run around him holding a mattress so he doesn't get hurt again.

  3. Oh what a great idea with the Lego blanket! I've only recently discovered the "popcorn" stitch in crochet - what a great application for it!

  4. Lego blanket? Such a perfect idea for a little baby blanket! I cannot wait until it is finished!