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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.32

Another Wednesday, and I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere.  Yay!  In fact, I've made so much progress on the Yummy Mochi socks (Ravelry link) that I'm saving the pictures for FO Friday.  Just an inch or two of foot left, and then the toe.  I'll be really glad to see these finished for lots of reasons.  Obviously, I'm super excited to wear them.  But I'll also be glad to be done with this pattern.  It's getting to be a bit dull.  I chose it for its simplicity, to best show off the scrummy yarn so it's my own fault.  But I'll be glad to do something other than K3 P1.  The pattern is well written, and the socks fit great, so I'm not knocking it at all - promise!  It's just time for something new.

Speaking of yummy yarn, I'll have a fair bit left after my socks are done, and have been contemplating starting a sock yarn blanket.  Have you guys seen these?  The projects on Ravelry are kind of mind- blowingly great.  But they also look like a mountain of work.  So what do you think?  Should I give it a go? Or am I crazy for even thinking about it?  Help me decide?

 The Vest From Hell has also come along a bit this week.  The right front is finished(!), and I've picked up stitches and started knitting up the back now.  Hopefully, no more problems and the rest will go quickly.  Here's this week's oddly-colored shot (sorry - I'm tired of looking at it, too!)...

Finally, with finish line in sight for my socks, I've got a new project percolating and can't wait to dive in!  I'm knitting a Super Secret Citron.  This'll be my first time knitting with lace weight, and my first shawl, so I'm a little nervous, but I'm super excited to get started.  I can't tell you what it's for yet, but it's a gift.  And hopefully, I'll be able to spill the beans soon because I'm pretty excited about it.  Speaking of excited, check out this gorgeous yarn...

It's Filatura di Crosa Nirvana, and it's so, so, so soft.  And light.  And the color is gorgeous.  I hope I can do it justice.  If all goes well, I'll get to cast on this weekend, so you'll get a peek at the shawl-to-be next week.  New projects are so fun!

Speaking of fun, head over to Tami's Blog and check out everyone else's new projects this week -- there are bound to be some amazing things happening over there!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're making wonderful progress on your projects. Sorry the vest is from he...but loving the color.
    Good Luck
    WIP
    Sandy

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  2. Oooh I've been thinking about making a Citron for a long time. I'm excited that I'll get to watch yours in progress.

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  3. I can't wait to see you socks on Friday! That yarn is going to make a beautiful Citron.

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  4. The vest is coming along well! :D

    Isn't that yarn amazing? I was shocked at how much yardage it packs into such a small, lightweight package! It's like a cloud.

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  5. The vest from hell is looking great!

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  6. Those sock yarn blankets are gorgeous---you should definitely try a square or two and see if you like the process, I think. (And maybe it wouldn't have to be an entire blanket? A sock yarn pillow cover or purse or something could also be fun. And less work!)

    The vest from hell betrays none of its hellishness in that photo, it just looks beautiful. And I think that yarn will be an amazing little flouncy shawl.

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  7. I admire sock yarn blanket makers, but I do not have the attention span for it -- the squares are tiny, and then all those ends to weave in.

    Your vest is looking great -- keep on going! You can do it!

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  8. It looks like you've made a lot of progress this week. A sock yarn blanket, huh? I bet one would be gorgeous, but I'm not sure I could tackle such a task. I have enough trouble finishing blankets with thicker yarn.

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  9. YAY for one side of the vest finished! That's so exciting. Can't wait to see the socks on Friday. Love Mochi, as I've mentioned. As far as the sock yarn blanket, I LOVE them, but always felt they were projects to start and work on for years, as you collect leftover bits and pieces of sock yarn from projects. I guess you have to ask yourself if you're ready for a project that won't be finished for a very very long time (unless you have tons of sock yarn scraps available).

    Love the new yarn and can't wait to see the Citron when you start it!

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  10. Ooh, Citron, yay! I've got handspun that I knew as soon as it came off the wheel that it wanted to be a Citron, but I haven't cast on yet. :p

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