Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Mojo

Hey there!  I am so excited to post today.  For the past few weeks, I have not been inclined to really knit or crochet.  And when I have made some progress my stupid phone was not cooperating.  Finally the stars are aligning and I am happy to craft and can take gorgeous pictures with my new phone.  Yippy.

In other news, even though it is rainy and grey today the bright colors of spring are starting to appear.  The trees are blossoming and turning that lovely shade of bight green.  The air is also fragrant with spring flowers and wet earth.  Love that smell.  The only downside is my allergies are starting to kick up.  Lots of meds for me to breathe.  Guess it's a good thing I like to stay in and craft!

Wandering Hobbit

Wandering Hobbit 1
Love the springy blues, greens and purples :)
Sadly, it has been almost 2 months since I wrote an update on my crafting.  In that time, I have really only worked on this project.  I was really more focused with reading than knitting so this has been my sole project during my Thursday Knit Nights.  This is a great project to plug away on since its a little interesting with the short rows to make the stripes.

I am using Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Socks That Rock in Hobbit Garden.  I fell so in love with the colors and the skein just called to me while digging through my stash this it winter.

I have decided to deviate from the pattern and do German Short Rows instead of wraps and turns.  Overall I am super happy with my progress.

Willow Square Blanket

Willow Square Blanket 1
Pretty Flowery Squares

It's funny where inspiration comes from.  I was scrolling through the We Love Lucy group on Facebook and was captivated by a gorgeous photo of solid floral crochet squares.  After reading in the caption that they were Willow squares, I quickly opened ravelry to look up the pattern.

Low and behold, this square was a part of Jan Eaton's 200 Crocket Blocks.  A book that has been in my possession for years.  In that instant I decided that I would use my oodles of Stylecraft to make a colorful blanket using these blocks.  

Since I have approximately 30 colors in my stash from this brand, I decided to limit myself to 2 per color to start.  I can go back and make more but wanted to see all the pretty colors together.  So I pulled out my tote of Stylecraft from my stash and pulled the Lipstick (red) from the top and got to work. Then I grabbed the Copper (reddish-brown) and the Plum (reddish-purple)

About mid way through the I realized that I was done with the Violet (light purple) from my Hue Shift Afghan and should use that next and finish up one skein before I open another.  After finishing that set I realized that if I just finished the last three squares on my Hue Shift that I could make Willow Squares from the Pomegranate (pink) yarn.  So of course I started to knit on that project. 

Hue Shift Afghan

Hue Shift 20.0
It's Back!

As mentioned above, I started working on this project because I have ulterior motives.  I want to use up these colors in my new blanket before I start a new skein of the color.  Call me OCD but I like finishing skeins before I start new ones.  

So having the motivation, I plan on finsihing a row of this and then jumping back to my crochet squares.  I do have a bunch of colors that have never been opened that will tide me over while I am knitting on Shrimp (peachy orange).  All in all, I hope to get the main sections done before the end of June. 

Does anyone else think I have a problem that I tend to make blankets in the summer?  Who knows but stay tuned.

So that's all for this week.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis

<3 Heather

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your projects are so beautiful! The willow square is one of my favourites as well, it will make a stunning square for a whole afghan. I also love your shawl, that pattern has gone on my favourites list to try when I'm a better knitter!