Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Beautiful and Bright

I often think of my blog on my way to work on Wednesdays.  As I drive across a bridge, the colors often inspire what I start my post about.  Today, the colors were just so vivid.  The trees are finally at their greenest and the pale blue sky just made the color stand out.  The bright orange of the construction sign contrasted with the blue steel of the bridge and the red car in front of me.

Anyway, these colors are great examples of why I love colorful projects.  I love using the rainbow of colors at my fingertips to make something beautiful and bright.

Candy Skein Leftie

Let's Go Pens!
Well my lucky Leftie got a bit larger this week and the Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to a 2-1 lead over the Ottawa Senators.  I did knit on it during the third game but with a minute left I put it away because I thought we were going to win.  Clearly it needs to be out and in progress during the entire game.

Juicy Hitchhiker

Pretty Pink and Purple Hitchhiker
So I have mentioned this shawl when talking about Tropical Ginger Hitchhiker but I haven't had a chance to get a good picture or much work on it.  Thankfully, I had a lot of time yesterday where I worked on at the Election Polls.  We didn't have a great turn out for our local primary but I had 15 hours where I had to occupy myself and reading and knitting were my favorite options.  I needed something easy that could be picked up and put down and this shawl fits those requirements.  I also worked on a solid Justice League Square as well.

There was a part of me that wanted to finish the other hitchhiker but it is still benched.  Honestly it had better be late June before that thing is worked on again.  (read: Stanley Cup Finals are in the middle of June)


Juego Sin Fin en el Verano (Endless Juego in Summer)



I am working on the Juego Knit-A-Long with SpaceCadetCreations in Celeste base.  The colors are Endless Summer and Burnt Clay.  The Endless Summer was a Yarn Alliance exclusive from last September.  I love the green blue and orange that is weaving it's way around clue one and clue two is starting to grow on me.  I wasn't too keen on the clue at first but seeing the later clues has enabled me to keep working on it.  The burnt clay is really lovely and I just love squishing the ball I wound.

I have kept my swift and yarn winder in my car as well as my Maryland yarn to avoid the temptation to start all the projects but I really need to bring it in soon.  Anyway, I put two large Pens tumblers on the floor and stretched the yarn around it to wind the ball for this project.  It worked fairly well.  I tried it again for Leftie and it was a bit messy (Huge honking knots)!

Anyway, that was my week.  Hope yours is going well.

#letsgopens

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

<3 Heather



9 comments:

  1. What beautiful projects and like you, I love color! I love that endless summer yarn also. Was that a mystery KAL? It sounds like fun to get clues and knit according to the clues? Gorgeous work too!

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    1. Yes it's a mystery KAL but I started a bit later so most of the clues were already out. It was peer pressure as my whole knitting group was starting it and I had to join too.

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  2. Keeping ball and winder in the car? A woman after my own heart. I can see you've made some great progress on your projects, keep up the momentum! I really like the colors in that new project, I've never seen them together like that in a yarn but I really like it!

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    1. It kind of reminds me of the beach. Cool blue and green water with the hot sun. It really is a lovely way to start summer.

      I am trying to make progress. I really want to get some stuff finished soon. I feel like they will all get done around the same time.

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  3. I love colour too, but the grey sky right now is not brightening up the colours, unfortunatelly. I love blue sky more. :-)

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    1. Oh the grey sky is definitely a downer.

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  4. I must get round to making a Leftie, because I have so much spare sock yarn it's frightening! Yours is really pretty.

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    1. Thanks! I don't have a ton of scraps as I try and use as much as possible plus the scraps I have are the wrong weight. But this project is great for using up those scraps.

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  5. I love the pink! So many great colors on your needles right now.

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