WIPWednesday 2/10

Welcome to WIPWednesday again! Not much on the needles around here this week. I just finished off a few projects and am working on figuring out what to do next. I just started a pair of slipper boots yesterday. It’s a fairly unimpressive picture since there’s not a lot to look at right now. This is the first few rows of Elize by DROPS Designs.



WIPWednesday 2/10

Busy week but WIPWednesday is here again! Preschool post will go up sometime this weekend. WIPWednesday this week is a nearly completed pillow cover. It’s going to have a 100% cotton (hand dyed if I can get the right shade of blue or green) pillowcase and this will be sewed to the front with a simple i-cord edging. The colors are so pretty running into each other as they go around and around the pillow!20160210_143904

WIPWednesday 2/3!

Someone, tell me how it’s February already? My baby turns 4 in a month!!

It’s Wednesday again, so here’s a new WIP picture. This is a simple feather & fan wrap out of handspun. Such a soft wool in a light pink base with pops of yellow, green, and magenta heathered through it! Can’t wait to see this washed and blocked out. It’s going to be gorgeous! This is one of the last things on the needles so I need to plan some new projects soon. I have yarn wound into balls for a sweater so I really need to pick one & get it started!


WIPWednesday 1/27

Wednesday again. Weeks go so quickly when you’re busy with a preschooler! She fell in love with my black fuzzy poncho and wants a “wearable blankie” all of her own. In bright purple, please! I happened to have some bright purple super soft cotton in a drawer that needed to be used so she’s getting her request!



WIPWednesday 1/20

WIPWednesday, On Wednesday! I just finished up a warm & snuggly black poncho that is basically a wearable blanket. It’s going to live on my computer chair to snuggle under in the cold mornings & during the preschooler’s rest time. It’s not high fashion but it sure is cuddly and warm! It got a bath shortly after this photo and now it’s drying. Which will likely take a few days in our current weather. I have a pair of socks, a shawl, and a hat still on the needles. Next up to finish, I think, is the pair of socks. They’ve been going to gymnastics with me and are nearly done. Just a few inches left. They’re easy enough to do in front of the TV in the evenings so they should be finished in another week or two.


WIPWednesday January 6, 2016

It’s the first Wednesday of January, so let’s get back in the swing of WIPWednesdays! I have way too many things on the needles right now. The featured WIP for today is The Everyday Shawl from Cloud7Knits. A friend sent me a giant box of random balls of yarn & fabric for Christmas. One of them was this gorgeous self striping wool that I’m almost positive is Zauberball Crazy. Such a pretty blend of blues & greens with a bit of black.


WIPWednesday… Er, Thursday. 10/22

This last week+ has been so out of control and suddenly it’s Thursday. So WIPWednesday is a day late because I had no time at all to post yesterday. I did take pictures, but no words hit the site.


The little socks are finally through the heel turn and now they will be pretty quick to finish. She’s still little, so I only need 3 or 4 inches up the legs and we’re done!


The hat is also on it’s way to being done. It is going to be done today then getting washed and dried before pictures! I didn’t run out of yarn this time! It should stretch to fit kids or a small adult head. I’ll have my husband try it on to see if it’s big headed male approved but I expect it will be mostly kids/teens.

The watercolor shades hat is done and got photos today. I also have 3 swiffer covers photographed. The plan for this afternoon and tomorrow’s nap time is photo editing and listing these items! I’m finishing up some handspun as well and I’m not sure what it’s turning into yet. We’ll see how long it ends up being.

Look for new postings over the next several days! I’ll also update on Homeschool, probably tomorrow. We’ve had a fun couple weeks!

WIPWednesday 10/14

WIPWednesday is getting posted late today thanks to gymnastics. Gymnastics days are hectic. The preschooler gets so very, very excited that she can’t focus on anything (not even to get dressed *sigh*) the whole day. So my day consists of trying to get things done in spite of the tiny buzzing girl who wants to go *right NOW*.

WIP today is another hat. This one is pretty green and gold with a hint of gray. However, it’s being made from the end of a ball of yarn and I’m about to run out. So it needs to get ripped out and turn into a baby hat instead of an adult hat. So you’ll see these colors again next week, just in a much smaller version!

The mystery Christmas present is nearly done. Less than a week left on it, I think. I’ll have a full post on that after the holidays. I still have pink socks going for my daughter and the never ending cape. I have a braid of fiber I’m trying to finish spinning but it’s gotten pushed to the back burner since it’s not at all portable.

WIP Wednesday 10/7

Welcome to WIP Wednesday again! My daughter started gymnastics this week so you’ll start seeing lots of little WIPs around here. This week, I started a hat right before leaving for gymnastics and got several inches done in between shooing her back to her class and taking pictures and laughing at these little tiny kids being herded through the course. Such fun! Looking forward to our twice weekly classes. Mommy gets some down time to knit & preschooler gets to run her tiny legs off.

The hat is a basic 2×2 rib made out of handspun yarn. The fiber is 75% Merino Wool and 25% silk. It’s so shiny and smooth and soft. It’s going to be a lovely, warm hat. The colors are slightly muted. They remind me of classic watercolor paintings. It’s not as gray as it shows, the base is more of a lavender than gray. I should about finish this in class today and then it will need a bath before it gets photographed for the shop. It looks like it will be a good size for kids or smaller adults. Hats are great that way! They stretch and the brim can be folded or unfolded to fit whoever needs a warm up!