Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday - In the Dark of the Night

Ugh the graveyard shift again but this is the last one for awhile, if my boss has anything to say about it.  Anyway, I know for sure that I am working the swing shift next week so thank goodness for small miracles.

In the meantime let me show you what I have gotten done this week!

Progress Pic for 5/30/2012

There are only 2 projects on the table that are still WIPs. I still have my mountain of WIPs but these are the only projects that got measurable work done.  I did get some other things done but I am saving that for Friday.

Shown above are the LEGO Blanket and White Centered Granny Square Blanket

I am in the home stretch of the LEGO blanket.  I got the red completed and have 9 of the 21 yellow done.  The great thing is that I have 4 rows put together and I love the result!  It really has me motivated to get this thing done.

LEGO Blanket

The other project that I have been working on is White Centered Granny Square Blanket.  I really like how this project is coming along.

Aren't the colors pretty together?
I am done with the teal and am working on the blue and gold.  I think this is going to be a pretty piece with the Pink, Purple, Coral and Red skeins I have waiting to be used.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday - In the Midnight Hour

Hello again from the graveyard shift. It's been a long month and I am just kind of tired.  The bright side is that I have been pretty productive on my crafting.

I got the 2 blue blocks I needed to finish done and finished 3 red blocks.  I only have to finish off the red and get to work on the yellow.  I showed some of the blocks to the parents and they loved them!  I can't wait to get this blanket done.  The baptism is in July so I have a deadline to get it done.

I finished off the teal.  I got 8 blocks out of the skein.  This means I should get at least 48 blocks with the 6 colors I chose.

Aquaman Square

I got a ton of work done on the Aquaman square. The A is turning out a bit puffy and it's more rectangular than square but I think it will all turn out in the end.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Midnight Madness

I am once again a night dweller for work and my days and nights are all mixed up.  I am annoyed that I missed WIP Wednesday last week and had really good intentions to update you but unfortunately that didn't pan out.  I have been busy though since during work I can craft while answering calls so I have lots to share.

Alas, I didn't get a group shot this week but here is the individual progress.

LEGO Block Blanket

Sample of the blocks created

I have 20 of the Green blocks done 18 of the Blue blocks done and 13 of the Red Blocks done.  Just 2 more Blue to make, 7 more red and 21 yellow.  I have taken a bit of a break because I am blocked out but I am so close to finishing this blanket.

 Gryffindor Scarf

So much progress on the scarf!

I got so much done on the scarf and I think it is going to be really awesome!  This has been an easy go to project to do while working.

White Centered Granny Square Blanket

Isn't the Teal and Gold pretty?
I got some of the White Centered Grannies done.  I love these and they look so nice together.  I really love using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino.

Short Row Toe and Heel Basic Socks

I really like making Toe Up Socks
These are my first toe up socks and they are going fairly well.  I am pleased at how they are turning out. I had a false start but then figured out what the directions were saying and am now at the foot for rounds and rounds of stockinette.

Aquaman Square

It's a little hard to tell but there is the bottom of the A.
So, I was inspired by The Big Bang Theory Show, Episode 11, Season 4  The Justice League Recombination.  The premise is that the gang all go to a New Year's Eve party at a local comic book store dressed as the Justice League of America.  It was recently re-broadcast and an idea struck to make a blanket with all of the super hero characters that were portrayed.

Well needless to say, I think this blanket is going to be Super!  I hope to publish the charts when I (and my wonderful test knitters) are done with the first rounds to make sure the chart turns out the way I expect.  Stay Tuned for the progress of this and other squares.  Oh can you tell how excited I am!

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WIP Wednesday - After Midnight

So I am working an off schedule this week so my days and nights are confused for the time being.  While I burn the midnight oil, I have been checking out some new  blogs and making new friends from Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2012.  I had so much fun but was definitely, blogged out for the time being.

Anyway, it's WIP Wednesday so here is my weekly round up!

Progress Picture for 5/2/2012

The following projects are what has been worked on recently.  Starting with Gryffindor ScarfLEGO BlanketWhite Centered Granny Square Blanket, and Hummingbird Sock.

I also made some progress on putting together the pieces for a Square Swap I did last spring.

Spring Ahead Blanket
Anyway,  finished off the skein of green for the Lego Blanket and now have a whole slew of little Lego squares.

So close but so much more work to do!
I turned the heel on my Hummingbird Socks!  Now the foot and the decreases.  I plan on starting a toe up sock in a plain pattern then I will start to tackle more challenging socks.

The White Centered Grannies are coming along.  They really area project that I do when I want to craft but have no desire to work on anything else.

Lastly, I have planned a bit of a secret project.  It really is Super!  I mean I don't know if I can do it Justice, but I will try.  I hope to make some progress soon but I was nerdy and already did my swatch!  

Check out other WIPS at  Tami's Amis and Frontier Dreams

<3 Heather

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 - April Recap

Seriously where is the time going?!?  I am so amazed at the posts I did in April and I really hope you liked them too!  I am sad that the Pens out of the playoffs but there is still a lot of great hockey being played.  I have really progressed with getting those Lego Blocks done and bought a bunch of yarn.  Oops! :o)

Anyway, in May I plan to get that Lego blanket done and finish some of the other WIPs I have going on before starting a bunch of new ones again.  Let's see how that goes.

<3 Heather