Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday v.104

Sometimes, I think, "I really have this whole wedding planning thing under control.  I could totally take on another project or two and be just fine."  Then I go volunteer for something fun and cool.  Then I come to my senses and feel an overwhelming urge to go smack my over-confident self upside the head.  You ever do that?

Such is the case with the whole Ravel-whatever Games.  What a fun idea!  And so many really awesome events that I have no time to complete.  Guess what?  I signed up.  Yep.  And not for just one event.  Two.  (See head-smacking, above) 

Ah well, there are worse things, right?  At least these are both wedding knitting and have to be done anyway.  First up are Mr. Right's wedding socks.  Last Friday after work, sock #2 looked like this:

And today, it looks like this:

 (Top pic is closest to actual color) Given all the working and planning and commuting that's going on 'round these parts, I'm pretty darn proud of myself for knocking out so much sock.  Almost done with the gusset decreases now, then a mile or two of foot (why do boys have such ginormous feet???), and then it's Toe City baby.  I'm really hoping to be done before the weekend.

The other event I signed up for is the Modular Relay, in a half-hearted attempt to knit another dozen puffs for the wedding.  At the moment, I have 12:

Apologies for the wonky photo, but it's stormy here today and there's no good light to be had.  Really, they're light blue.  Promise.

So if I can knock out another 12 in the next 2 weeks, I should be all set.  They're not bad to do and go pretty quickly, but my favorite thing about puff knitting is seeing all my fun sock yarns turn into a puff or two.   And let's face it.  By now, all the mystery's pretty much gone from the red and blue puffs.  At least they'll be cute on the tree.

And, since I have *cough* so much spare time on my hands, I have a baby blanket to knit.  Yarn just arrived this week:

I'm planning on modifying the Bas-relief Blanket pattern down to baby size, so it should go pretty quickly.  I'm really excited to get started on this, mainly because it's bulky yarn on biggish needles instead of fingering weight on size 1s.  The shower is scheduled for something like 4 days after we get back from our honeymoon, so I'll be hauling this baby to Costa Rica.  I don't expect to have much time to knit while we're there, but I figure I'll have plenty of hours where I'm freezing to death on the plane and so a blankie to keep my lap warm will be nice.  I hope.

In other news, it's officially 25 (!) days til the wedding and this weekend one of my very best friends is flying in from California to throw me a wedding shower.  How cool is that?  I'm really looking forward to having a house full of girlfriends to hang out with.  Honestly, I'm pretty excited about the whole thing.  Until then, I'm going to spend some time freaking out about the wedding, and when I'm not busy doing that I'll be checking out all the WIPW peeps over at Tami's.  See you there!


  1. That is a lot of sock progress, nice one!

  2. Great progress on the sock! I love your idea for the Wedding Puffs!

  3. Wow that is some serious sock work.

  4. Love your wedding puffs! Such a cute idea!

  5. Knitting is a great way to spend airplane time and airport waiting time. :-)

  6. Despite everything, it seems like you're getting all your projects done! Great work!

  7. Remember to relax and enjoy yourself. I hope you have an awesome wedding shower!

    I know about the signing up thing and Ohh I can easily do THAT too haha. Happens to me quite often :)

    I'm sure you'll get it done. Crossing my fingers and sending good vibes your way ;)

  8. The puffs are super cute! And the sock is a really handsome pattern. I always feel that once I've turned the heel and started the gusset, a sock is nearly done!

  9. I'm glad the wedding planning is going well enough for taking-on-new-projects---that seems like an excellent sign, to me. The socks and hexipuffs are looking awesome, and I love the look (and sound---mmm, bulky yarn on big needles) of the baby blanket yarn. I may have started a shawl for the Ravel-thingy games, after promising myself I'd stick to small,
    no-stress toys and charity hats...

  10. The puffs are so cute! I started knitting some a few days ago and they are so addictive. Love the little hearts

  11. amazing progress on everything! love the heart puffs

  12. Happy wedding month!!
    That is one good-looking sock. Mr. Right is a very lucky guy (for more reasons than just getting hand knit socks of course ; )
    The baby blanket... um, perhaps a little ambitious for this month. But hey, who needs sleep anyways?
    Everything looks so amazing for the wedding. I hope you take the time to really enjoy every moment (I insisted on a "wedding week" instead of just a day. I highly recommend it.)
    PS: Belated congrats on getting your diving certification. I knew you could do it. What I didn't know was you could swim with sharks. You are my hero!

  13. Great progress on the sock - I love the colour!