Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Shifting Hues

Hello all, I had a great weekend.  Friday was low key but lovely as my family and I attended an All Soul's Day Mass.  They rang a bell and lit a candle for my Mother.  As expected it was challenging but it wasn't as hard as I anticipated.  Following that we went to dinner for an early birthday celebration for my Dad.

Saturday, we went to the casino and while I did not win anything my Dad won $200.  Beginners Luck :)

I had plans to get my Sock the Vote Socks done but that didn't happen, given all of those plans.

In other news, I am happy to be on the other side of elections now and no longer have to watch all of the political attack ads on TV.  While I am truly humbled by our right to vote and decide on the leaders of our country, states, and communities, those ads drive me bonkers.

Speaking of bonkers, I realized I have far to many projects going on right now but here is my update.

Hue Shift Afghan

Lots of ends to weave in.  :(

I managed keep up with my one a day goal and have 5 blocks finished and the 6th started.  I am pleased with how soft and smooshy the Stylecraft is working up and it doesn't squeak on the needles like some other acrylic does.

I have had a series of oopsies that have delayed my one a day progress.  I had to rip out the yellow and purple square because I miscounted and I had to throw in a life line and rip out most of the bright pink and purple square because I put the decrease in the wrong spot.  Let's hope those boo boos are behind me.

One thing this is helping is that I have to pick of stitches or cast on so it's abating my startits.  I get the rush of beginning something with every new square.

Overall, I think this is moving along well.  However, in the Knit A Longs and the forums, there are rumblings that the 100 grams of Brava may not be enough yarn for the whole blanket.  With Christmas coming up, I will work until I run out and then order again.

I can't believe I am saying this but I am glad my purple row is done because I got annoyed with seeing those stripes.  I can't wait to start the blues and greens.

STV Spiffy Iffy Peresphone's Return! Socks, Ohh Shapely Boyfriend, and  Justice League Filler Squares are stalled this week what with the allure of the Hue Shift Afghan.  I do plug away at a few rows of the Sweet Azalea Shawl and the Diagonal Lace Socks but no new photos to share. I need to work on that.

So wish me luck and hope that I can get out from under my WIP overload, how are you all fairing?

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

<3 Heather


  1. Ohhhh, I'm so jealous, I wanted to do the Hue Shift! I'll live vicariously through you in the meantime. It looks great so far! Other than the little bumps in the road, are you enjoying it?

    1. I am enjoying it and the colors just make me smile. I know if I let some of these little flaws go I am going to always see them and obsess so I would rather rip back and fix it than let it go.

  2. Ahhh I'm in love with that blanket, it is so beautiful! I will also be living vicariously through you, I cannot imagine a better project to bring color to the winter months. Ugh, and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hates the political ads. Every time I saw one I would ask "what is the point?", it's the ultimate form of petty passive agression and towards the end I disliked everyone! Then I started thinking about how much that money could have done if it had gone towards the forgotten Millennium Development Goals instead.

    1. I agree I just hate the attack ads and so many people could benefit from the Billions of dollars spent on attacking your opponent. Anyway, I am just thankful this election season is done and we can move on.