Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Method to My Madness

Hello all, it has been a particularly busy week this week but I did manage to cast on some new items and get a good progress on other projects.

Progress Picture for 4/18/2012

The following projects are what has been worked on recently.  Starting with Cabled Square, Gryffindor Scarf, LEGO Blanket, Falling Water, Gryffindor Beret, and White Centered Granny Square Blanket.  (Missing is the Hummingbird Sock)

Really looking at that picture is very intimidating and I wonder what I got myself into.  But I do have a reason for some of my madness :)

The Cabled Square was really just a test knit for cables and I was using Lily's Sugar and Cream Cotton but realized that I loathe knitting in cotton.  Crochet is perfectly fine but I just hate knitting with it.  So I went to my stash and pulled out some Vanna's Choice Lime I had in my scrap box and got to work.  That's when it hit me.  I need to make another 12 inch square to finish my Spring Forward Block Swap from the Vanna's Choice Fan Club on Ravelry, and here I am making a square!  Granted it's only going to come out at 9 inches but I can add a border and get that blanket done!  Oh happy day!  (See there are methods to my madness)


Doesn't look like much now but I think it will look great with the rest of the squares.

I didn't really make much progress on the Falling Water Scarf and the Gryffindor Scarf.  I know that scarf is going to be a labor of love but I wanted some instant gratification for the Gryffindor set I am planning (Scarf, Hat and Wrstlets) so I cast on the beret.  (See another method to my madness)


Sorry the picture is blurry.

I made a lot of progress on the Lego blocks.  I finished off the skein of Turquise and moved onto the Lime Cotton Ease during the Hockey Game on Sunday.  I was so excited to see them all laid out for once.  Don't the colors look nice together!  I just can't wait to add the Maise.  I ordered the remaining yarn I needed so that should keep me motivated to get more blocks done.


It's really coming along.

Last but not least are the White Centered Granny Squares.  I mentioned my big yarn purchase on Friday but these little guys were the start of my test crochet to see if it would work to my liking.  I am really excited to make this blanket as I have never made a colorful blanket for my self.  I think it's time don't you?  (See justification is just another method!)


These are so striking and so soft in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

I do realize that all the little bits of time that I put into all of these different items would probably equate to a finished object by now but I like my methods because while I do want to craft everyday, working on the same thing can get a bit boring. (See there in is the main reason for my madness)

Do you like variety while crafting or are you a very linear project kind of crafter?

So are you mad for WIPs?  Check out some more on Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

8 comments:

  1. wow you have been very busy, I love the lego blocks, i think my daughter would love it too!

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    1. Thanks! I would have gotten a bit more done but I had my term paper/presentation to draft/write. One more week of class then the final before I get summer break!

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  2. You are definitely making me feel better about having so many projects going on right now, because it seems like you are just like me right now, casting on like a crazy person! But with so many amazing patterns and so much beautiful yarn, who can blame us?

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    1. no problem. I think the worst part was that I got a swift and ball winder and using that just made me want to start all of the projects right now. I tried to start something else I had planned and it failed epically. So I started 3 other things instead. Go figure!

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  3. I totally admire you being able to juggle this many projects at once! And such cool stuff, too. Those LEGO blocks are awesome, and I'm envious of that Gryffindor scarf! I want a Harry Potter house scarf, but none of the crocheted ones really call out to me, so until I learn to knit...

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    1. Truthfully, a lot of my starts are more like swatches and I general focus on 1 or 2 at a time but I like having variety to pick up something else if another project is bothering me.

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  4. So many projects!! You are doing some really great stuff, that lego blanket is too cool.

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    1. Oh thank you. I just like working on things for other people so the Lego Blanket and the hogwarts stuff are gifts. But the rest is for me.

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