Thursday, February 27, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Err Thursday? #5

Another wonky week.  I took a vacation day on Monday and traveled to Cleveland for work on Wednesday and needless to say I have no idea what day it is.

Aside from not knowing what day it is, I am really sick of winter.  I try not to complain because I chose to bitch about the heat during the summer but spring better get here soon.  We have been getting tastes of nice weather but then it plunges back into the bitter cold and snow.  It's enough to cause anyone to go batty.

In other news, life has been pretty busy.  I have had several appointments with my trainer this month and am really starting to feel it.  Seriously, my legs were like jello after our session on Tuesday.  Plus, I just love the feeling after I leave the gym.  I feel like I can leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Seriously that's worth the effort and pain.

The awesome thing is that I have finished several project but have stalled on taking awesome pictures to memorialize the project.  Perhaps as spring approaches and the sun shines I will be able to get more pics.

Recovery Katahdin

Can't pronounce the name but love the project :)
While recovering from my Gastric Bypass Surgery, my work got me a get well gift of yarn instead of flowers.  How thoughtful is that?  Anyway, I need to get some things off my needles before I started a new project.  As soon as I finished my color affection, I decided to start this hat. 

The yarn is a beautiful brown and teal in Acadia from The Fibre Company.  This yarn is a lovely merino, alpaca and silk blend and has been a dream to work with.  As of now I am stripe set away from starting the decreases.

I had started this for a Ravellenic 2014 event but didn't finish in time.

High Tea during a Hurricane

Such a pretty purple
While I waited to start the Katahdin, I jumped into this hat as soon as the yarn came in the mail.  I had this project planned for awhile and was just waiting for the mini skeins to arrive in my Twisted Fiber Art post club order.

Super pretty!
I got a skein of Queen (Aran weight) in High Tea from the Fall Club.  The amount is just a smidge short to make a gorgeous hat so I bought 2 mini skeins to ensure I had enough yardage.  I like my hats to be big and slouchy.  Smaller hats ruin my hair and we can't have that now can we?

Anyway, I haven't started the pattern yet but the hat has a spiral in it so it swirls to the crown like a hurricane.  Can't wait to show my progress.

So that's all for this week.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis

<3 Heather

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