|Work in Progress Wednesday #66|
Here is a list of what I have on the needles...
A few cotton washcloths for Thanksgiving and Christmas hostess gifts.
|Big Button Hat, by Amy Duvendack. Image imported fromhttp://badamyknits.blogspot.com/2010/05/start-your-needles-hat-challenge.html|
When I was stash diving, I found a couple skeins of Lion Brand Hometown. I bought this back when I didn't have my current addiction to wool, and I was all about using the 50% off coupon for the price break. The yarn knit up well but I am not sure how it will fare with repeated wearing.
I love the pattern, it was super easy to follow, she has plenty of eye candy samples of hats she made with gigantic pretty buttons..... and it's free!!
This hat was such a fast knit. I used big needles and super bulky yarn, so I would say two hours from cast-on to completion. My girls love the maxed out scale of the design.
|Wintermellow Headband by Cheryl Murray ILOVESANDALS. Image imported fromhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wintermellow-headband---anthropologie-inspired|
Cath came home from college asking for a hat she had seen on campus. We looked through the patterns tab and she picked this style. I had some left over Alpaca from a few Christmas' ago, so another stash busting project. I cast on using two strands of yarn. I like how thick and warm it turned but, but she has asked for another using only one strand. Casting that one on in cream.
She also liked this one, The Whitney Headband.
|The Whitney Headband, by Jennifer Di Maria. Image imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-whitney-headband|
|Ruche Beret by Susan B. Anderson. Image imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ruche-beret|
This hat is another stash buster.... wooohooo! I got the yarn in a gift bag at one of Stitch House's birthday parties, and it has never been enough yardage to make anything that I really wanted, plus the color is not exactly what I crave. But then I got a new pair of flats from Puma and I decided that I needed a hat to go with the outfit, so enter The Ruche Beret, by Susan B. Anderson. I love the construction and was making very nice progress on it until I snapped the Knitpicks circular I was using..... poo! So I have emailed to ask for a replacement... looove that they will do that!!!... and I did get a Susan Bates at Windsor to use til that arrives, but I haven't made much more progress.
|Pinwheel Purse by Frankie Brown. Image imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pinwheel-purse-4|
Again, a stash buster and a cute idea for stocking stuffers if I can crank a few out. I am using Noro and wonder about felting it... not sure. the pattern doesn't call for it to be felted.
|Chinook Scarf by Ali Green. Image imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chinook-scarf|
Butter Chinook Shawl
This is a Christmas gift and it was going along swimmingly until I realized I had a hole about 6" back. So I ripped all the way down to the mistake, fixed it, and began to knit again. I still haven't regained the ground lost. Lately, I have been making this type of mistake often; I am going to have to stop and spread my fabric out in search of mistakes more frequently.
My other work in progress doesn't involve needles and yarn... I have been without plumbing for the past few days and the prognosis is dire.What started with a stripped hot water handle in the shower has been the can-opener to a full upgrade of the red brass pipes that were probably installed prior to WWI. Yup, that old. I haven't gotten an estimate yet, and I also need to have the main shutoff repaired, as it is frozen. Oh bother. Daunting to the finances to say the least!
If you'd like to look at other WIP Wednesday posts, go to Tami's Amis and have a look around. Get inspired to add your post, link up at Tami's blog page so we can see what you've been up to!!