Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Work-in-Progress Wednesday 38


Hey everyone! I hope you're having a great week. I'm going to keep this pretty brief as I have been in front of the computer a ton this week. If you read my post yesterday, you know that I will be opening my shop next Tuesday. Because of this, I have been very very very busy. I've taken all new photos of my yarns, finished building my website, design and order my business cards and am still in the process building the inventory on my Artfire store so that everything will be ready for me to "flip the switch" Tuesday. I guess you can call all of that work a WIP in itself. I'm also trying to dye the last of the un-dyed yarn I have in stock so that I can open the store with as many hanks of yarn as possible.

That brings me to another WIP that I don't have a picture to show. It's a new self-striping that I swatched, or am in the process of swatching for the store. I'm far enough along with it, that if I show it to you, you'll see the whole color scheme, so I'm going to save the picture for next week.

Now on to WIPs I have pics of:


Not a great photo, but you get the idea. I'm really trying to make a dent in this blanket as I would like to have it finished soon. Each row seems to take forever, due to working it length wise like I mentioned last week. Now that the colors have repeated, I really like it. I wasn't sure at first, since the light color is SO light compared to the other two. Anyway, I'm happy with what I've finished on it, but not on the progress that I've made. It's also kind of hard to work on such a heavy, warm project due to the weather being nice. Today is supposed to be 82 degrees, so the blanket isn't the ideal project to work on.



What's that beautiful yarn you ask? Why, that's more Knit Picks Chroma in Prism! When I ordered the yarn for my scarf, I bought this extra ball for just this purpose and that purpose is another monster!. When I got the order, I was so excited, but then I hit that wall with the monster I was working on at the time, now named Roger. This time, I'm making Harold the Houseplant Monster. I picked him for a few reasons, one being it will be a challenge to do the hands and toes, and I wanted to make sure that I learned something new, just like I did with Roger. I probably won't be getting this done any time soon though.

I have too many other things to do. I need to officially start my tank top, and also I've been dying to start my first pair of socks. So many projects in my queue and yarn in my stash, so little time. I may be bothering some of you for some help on my first pair of socks, so watch out for my trolling your Ravelry mailboxes or annoying you here. :)

On another note, I'm really a really fun knitting book, but I'll wait to share any more about it until later. I plan to write a review of it, despite it being an older book. I was lucky to randomly find it at one of our antique malls for $2.50!

For those that are new to WIPW, to share your WIPW post with us, just fill out the Mr. Linky below. Despite it saying you must comment, don't feel as if you do. That is something Mr. Linky automatically adds. I just ask you to check out a few of the links posted to see what everyone else is working on and comment there if you can. Everyone loves feedback and a little encouragement on their projects! Also, please link back to this post in your post to get the word out! The more the merrier!

24 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to see a monster out of that Chroma! It looks just like my Mini Mochi rainbow! Love it!

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  2. I love that rainbow yarn and I like the colours of the ripples.

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  3. I *adore* that Chroma yarn, I'll be yearning for it all day now ;)

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  4. Looking forward to your next monster...they are so cute! Yes, setting up a store is a major WIP in itself and it never ends.

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  5. Yay, monsters! I couldn't get your Harold link to work, but I was curious enough to look him up on Ravelry - aweseome! He's super cute, and looks like he'll make a great buddy for Roger. Also, Yay, socks! Lemme know if you need help. They're kind of addictive. Fair warning, and all that. :)

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  6. Your Chroma monster is going to be fantastic. I would never have thought to use that color and it really is perfect.

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  7. Good Luck with your Grand Opening. And the yarns for your WIPs look amazing.

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  8. Love the colors in your ripple. Is it knit or crochet?

    LOVE LOVE the colors in your scarf, they are awesome.

    Good luck with all your projects and the store opening. How exciting for you.

    Sandy

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  9. Your rainbow monster is going to be so awesome! Can't wait to see him take shape. (BTW I love the mouth on doggerham's Harold)
    Your blanket is lovely and I think the light colour works perfectly.
    How exciting that your shop is coming online. You have a lot going on!

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  10. Oh, I have got to get myself some of that Knit Picks Chroma prism, it's AMAZING. Can't wait to see the FO you make with it!

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  11. You are one busy lady! That Chroma yarn is beautiful and perfect for another of your monsters. I wish you much luck with your new store, I'll be sure to check it out.

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  12. The colors on that Chroma are fantastic! That monster is going to look awesome!!!

    Also, the blanket is looking really good! How big is it now?

    Stay cool today -- it's supposed to hit the 90s here. *sob*

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  13. Ooh, that rainbow monster is going to be fantastic! Such a good colourway, it'll be all bright and fun and awesome.

    I like the blanket-so-far, too. I think the cream-ish colour looks really nice with the others, and I'm glad it grew on you as the colour repeats went on.

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  14. I'm back to WIP Wednesdays! I missed it so much. Ok you need to cut it out with the Chroma. I seriously debated buying some for Mother's Day gifts but it being wool and this being a very hot and humid place, I didn't think it'd be a good idea-- right now. All bets are off when the weather starts cooling. Also, go you with the knitting you versatile lady. Funny enough, some of the Mother's Day gifts I'm making I think will be knit up instead of crocheted. We shall see where I end up. It's hard to release the hook!

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  15. What a great concept,incentive to finish more projects that have been hanging around.

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  16. At first I thought the yarn was Mini Mochi. I love the colors in that skein!

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  17. wow! The yarns you use are always amazing!!

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  18. I love crocheted ripple blankets. I want to re-learn it sometime in the near future to make one for myself! And man oh man, every time I see the KP Chroma knitted up, it is gorgeous.

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  19. Love the rainbow yarn! I've just joined the WIP but accidently put my whole name in (doh!) - any chance you can delete my surname?

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  20. Wow, I had no idea that WIPW was so organised like this. Love it. Great idea and thanks for putting it together Tami.

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  21. Good luck with your shop. It's a ton of work and a ton of competition out there.

    Love your blanket. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your newest monster. Love the yarn you chose.

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  22. I've been admiring KnitPicks Chroma for awhile now. How do you like it? Thanks for the WIP Wednesday!

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  23. Can't wait to see your new monster!

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  24. Hey everyone! I'm so sorry I have yet to comment here or comment on the Mr Linky (which seems to have disappeared for some reason right now). I was watching my nieces and my sister doesn't have a computer/internet right now. :( I'll be sure to check all the links out. Thank you so much for the kind words. Oh, and the ripple blanket is crochet. :)

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