Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Beautiful

Hello my lovely followers! I hope all is well with you and I can't wait to share what's going on in Amaryllis world.

I had another long weekend and spent it with awesome people. I had one last day of vacation before the end of the work fiscal year (May 31st).  I was able to move a doctors appointment with my sleep study doctor (I have sleep apnea) to the late morning so I could sleep in later than normal.

After my appointment I met up for lunch with Samie from NotYourGramsAfghan and Dianne (friend from work and knitting).  Samie posted a great post about our day but I the long an short of it was that I bought yarn that I had no intention of buying but it's going to make a great Ginny's Cardigan.

Impulse Buy!
Saturday evening I met up with Aunt Becky and Aunt Fran for Indian Food.  I have been craving the stuff constantly lately and none of my family is into the savory dishes except for them.  I am so thankful that do like it because dinner was awesome.

Sunday, I had breakfast with Lucy and her fiancĂ© Kevin.  Lucy and I were college roommates and we don't get to see each other a lot because she moved back east to Philly.  We do talk online all the time and I am in her wedding next June.  Seriously it's like a year from this weekend!  So exciting.

Lucy and I after breakfast at Pamela's Diner

Other than that I went to the gym and worked on my knitting but what I did realize recently is that I actually believe people when they tell me that I am pretty and beautiful.  I can't tell you the last time I had confidence in my beauty and it's kind of awesome.

Yeah, I kinda rock!
So with that said, let's see what I have worked on this week.

Quadrant 4, half way done
I don't know what has kept me working on this but I have been churning out mitered squares like it's my job (alas, it's not).  I just want to see this blanket done and want to start on the border.  So I keep pushing through and soon it will be done. 

I am already on the 4th color of the 5 in this quadrant.  I remember how long it took to make my first quadrant. That just shows how far I have come as a knitter.

I ripped out the original work I did on this sweater
So I know I talked about this sweater before and I was really excited for the concept but in practice I didn't like how it was turning out.  So after a bit of time in timeout, I decided to rip out all of my work and start again.

What I have so far
I changed my striping scheme to make my life a little bit easier and have less ends to weave in.  So I do a few rows every night and it's coming along.

Just a bit of a swatch
So I got an email from SweetGeorgia Yarn talking about patterns and new colors of her yarn.  Needless to say, I fell in love with the Nineteen Twenty Shrug and immediately bought it and started to plan.

I had lovely hot pink and orange yarn from SpaceCadetCreations in Celeste that I bought at a local yarn festival.  The color was a "Department of Rocket Science" color so that means the dyer was experimenting and hasn't decided what to do with the color way.  I really hope it becomes a part of the regular line up because it's gorgeous.

Anyway, I started to swatch with the recommended needles but it was just too large so I ripped it out and started again with smaller needles.  I need to keep working on it so I can wash and block it before I get started.  So excited about this though :)

That's it for this week.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis

<3 Heather

1 comment:

  1. That blanket is awesome. I can only imagine what a nightmare weaving in all the ends on the stripes is going to be though...