2 month catch up

30 05 2010

I don’t know if anyone is still visiting here, but if you are, thanks for sticking around! Let’s see, since I last was around these parts I’ve done quite a bit. My energy levels went back up for a little while so I finally got around to catching up with some of my projects.

I’ve done some sewing: finishing some box bags that had been half done for a long time and reopening the Etsy shop, making a Scottie Dog for the baby

Misshapen little Scottie - the nicer side

and finally making covers for couch cushions we bought a year ago.

New cushion covers - front

I also cast on for another pair of socks: a pair of Sunday Swing socks out of some variegated Yarntini [Ravelry details]. It was due time for another pair of pink socks!

Sock  in Progress

I’m also making good progress on my Ursa cardigan. I finally finished the back and am now ready for finishing up the fronts. After that, just a collar and sewing up will be left!

Lu, back done, time to finish the fronts

I’m really looking forward to finishing the cardigan so that I can start on some knitting projects for the baby! I got this awesome green Cascade 128 to make a little cardi.

Cascade 128 - Apple Green

DH got me these 4 skeins of Knitpicks Stroll Tonal with which I plan to make some pants, cardi and hat set also.

Knitpicks Stroll Tonal Golden Glow

I’m being realistic though and don’t know how much I’ll get done before the baby’s born. I’m due in 8 weeks, it’s getting there fast! I also want to sew a quilt, make a bunting and a mobile… Yikes! Thankfully I’ve only a few weeks left at work and then I’ll get to do more of the crafty stuff! Wish me luck!

WIP Wednesday

30 09 2009

It’s time to come clean with all my projects! In a perfect life, I would have 2 projects going at once, maybe 3.

  • Stockinette socks for the car/travel
  • Larger project for at home or visiting
  • Long term project like a sweater or shawl

I guess I’m not doing too bad because this is what I’m working on now:

Rasta Rasta socks, just a leg left to go

Stockinette socks: I’m working on the leg of the second sock now

Lu, almost halfway done

Larger mostly mindless project: Lu vest, almost halfway done

Ursa sleeve

Long term project: Ursa cardigan, set aside for the summer but I’ve started working on the sleeve again.

Of course I also have the Tessarae sock you saw last week and many more projects on the mind!

I hear purple is in this winter

I hear that purple is the “In” color for this winter and that’s what I’ve got! The 3 skeins of bulky weight (Araucania Coliumo Solid) will be for Carol’s Kensington Cowl and the 1 skein of worsted weight (Madtosh Tosh Merino) will be for another cowl, the Tamarind Cowl. I also bought the Little Colonnade shawl pattern and I think that might be my next shawl. I also quite like the Wandering the Moor shawl pattern, so that’s going to be a tough fight deciding which to go with!

But first I have to finish Lu! How many WIPs do you have?