Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday - One Hundred

Welcome to my 100th post!  Can you believe that I have posted here 100 times?  I really can't but then again, this year has passed by so quickly.  I am not going to do anything special with this post but I do plan on celebrating my Blogiversary on January 6th!  So stay tuned for awesome celebratory games and prizes!

In other news, I went to the auto body shop to get the damage appraised from my accident and they were able to clean it and buff it so that I may not need to get it fixed.  Still deciding of course but it's nice to have options.

My paper is still sitting in draft form but I have to get a move on and finish it this week and weekend.  I even took off of work on the 11th to make sure I have ample time to finish it before I submit it on 12/12.  Ah the joys of Grad School.  

So now onto the yarny goodness.  

It's very pink right now.

I have been busy weaving in ends on this project.  I had some holiday knitting and so this one is on the back burner until that's done.  I hope to get the rest of the holiday projects done this week (you know while I am procrastinating on my paper) and then get back to this.

Special thanks to Samie for taking the picture!
I wanted to work on something different from the garter stitches of the blanket so I pulled out my sweater.  I pulled the stitches off for the arms and cast on for under the arms.  I may have cast on a few to many (okay 50 but who's counting) so I am working on decreasing those to a more manageable amount. 

But I am so excited about this project.  It's nice to be able to put it on as I go and it's no longer an orange blob on my couch for pictures.

Next hat is in lighter colors!

So after I made all of the Gryffindor winter knits for my boss' daugher, I felt a little bad about not making something for her son.  So, he decided he wanted a Ravenclaw hat and I may make a set of wristlets too if I have enough yarn. 

I love this pattern as it's a no brainer.  Cast on, work the ribbing, work in stockinette until it's 5 inches then do decreases.  Easy peasy!  But navy is just as hard on the eyes at night as black so there is some challenge there.  

I am more of a book purist and chose the accent color to be a bronze yarn versus the grey used in the movies.  Hope he like it!

It's so soft and squishy!
I wanted to show all of you the progress on my crochet shawl.  I know most of the pictures just have the swatch I did but I have been doing a row here or there when the mood strikes.  Isn't the yarn just gorgeous?

Well, that's about it for this week.  I need to get a move on with the Owl Fingerless Mittens as the gift exchange is on Saturday!  Go Go Gadget knitting needles!  

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

<3 Heather


  1. I love knitting top-down raglan sweaters, and seeing yours makes me want to cast one on. I love the color, and it looks fabulous on you.

    1. Thanks! I am really excited about it and really am anxious to work on it.

  2. I can't decide which I like best, the shapely boyfriend, or the hue shift... all your projects are looking AWESOME!

    CONGRATS on your 100th post!

    1. Thanks! I honestly cannot believe that it's been 100 posts but here's to 100 more.

  3. So many projects! They are gorgeous.

  4. Every week I'm impressed by the number of projects you have going, such a super knitter. I'm so glad to hear that the damage to your car wasn't as bad as it could have been, that always makes things easier. I'm also glad to know a fellow knitter who doesn't rip back when there aren't the right number of stitches and instead just rolls with it! I think that it is more fun that way : )

    1. I do generally try to roll with it but after looking at the pictures I ripped back. Generally, I debate how much it's going to bug me.