Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Square Dance

I can either think of really catchy title or puny titles.  This one is more groan worthy.  Anyway, no dancing was involved this week just a lot of squares, but we will get to that.

The weather has finally broke today.  We finally had a rain shower that pushed the humidity out and though its a lovely warm 72° F with a nice cool breeze.  The sky is blue and the clouds are like puffs of cotton.  Seriously a beautiful day.  Until just recently, the weather has been hazy, hot and humid with lots of rain and severe storms.  Not much fun for the middle of summer.

So I really have been inside by my Air Conditioner for  most of the week.  It's to hot to do anything so I have been working on my blankets.  Many of you commented on my mental stability last week after confessing to my latest blanket projects.  While it has been hot, I have been sitting by the air conditioner the whole time.

Hue Shift Afghan

Striping Along.
It's funny how the project muse strikes us. I have been plugging away at this blanket the past couple of weeks but I didn't get a ton of work done on it.  I am almost finished with the baby blue column.  I don't have a new photo but the pink and peach square are completed.

White Centered Granny Blanket

Lots of squares
Instead of working on the Hue Shift, crochet squares has been the desire this week.  It started on Friday where I didn't feel like knitting and wanted to get some squares done to start the next section.  I finished the entire ball of purple only to realize I would not have enough squares to finish the blanket as planned.  Saturday morning, I ran errands and went to some yarn stores.  I still need tons of the white yarn and picked up 4 more colors to help stretch the blanket back to the size I wanted.

Pretty new colors!!
So after seeing the new colors, I just started to make squares and over the weekend made 40 squares.  I think I may have over did it a bit because my middle and ring fingers on my right hand are sore and the joints are swollen.  I still have to weave in all of the ends but I really just wanted to get all of the colors done so I can move forward.

Lots of colors :)
In other news about this blanket, the original white I was using Color ID #025 was discontinued and I bought Color ID #101.  This yarn is just a bit more yellowed and you can tell a difference but there isn't much I can do to fix that.  This yarn company has a bad habit of discontinuing colors and replacing them with shades that are similar but different from the previous color.  It's really annoying for a commercial dyed yarn.

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

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

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<3 Heather

12 comments:

  1. Busy, busy! Lovely projects.

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    1. Thanks! Seriously. I just want something done. I am itching for a finished object.

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  2. I know what you mean about the weather, it was just the same here in B'more ... terribly humid, so much so that just walking to the car made me sweaty! Today is much better.

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    1. I know it seems mundane to talk about the weather but really that's what I think about most mornings of WIP Wednesday. So glad it's cooler out.

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  3. Ooo I love your hue shift blanket, what a gorgeous project

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    1. Thank you. I am really proud of it so far.

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  5. I love your hue shift afghan. Can't wait to see the finished thing. I've been contemplating making one of those myself, but can't seem to make up my mind ;)

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    1. I like working on it and I am really proud of it. I just wish I was a faster knitter.

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  6. At the moment I feel like crochet too. I think when it is hot, crochet is easier to do. I love both your projects very much! I hope you can arrange the differnt whites. Regula

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    1. I hope so too. The new white is more of an ecru but I think over time it will work itself out to the same color.

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