Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So many projects....



I can't believe that it is Wednesday again! 
You blink, and we are back....back to the Yarn Along :)

And... to add to the fun, I am also joining with Tami's Work in Process this week!!

So, I know that I talked last week about getting so much done over this past weekend....but we were in the car alot....and I suddenly learned that I tend to get just a bit car sick (yes, I know, TMI...), and crocheting suddenly became not such a good idea....
So, the blanket for my daughter is still in process....getting bigger, but not quite done yet.

And, to add to it all...I couldn't help but work on some other projects as well.  You know, gotta mix it up sometimes. ;)


So, I am working on a scarf - very bulky weight gray in a fishnet type pattern.

 
It's not quite done yet, but I am already envisioning a matching hat.

And yesterday, I began work on a pair of Mary Jane style slippers again.  The last time, I was shooting from the hip (i.e. no pattern) and it didn't quite go well.  This time, I have done some research and found some guidelines. 


You will see the slippers look a bit big and wobbly - that is purposeful.  The yarn is a wool that is known to be good for felting.  I am hoping to try that technique on these slippers in order make them a bit more solid and substantial.


And finally, to round it all out - I have plans for something new....while on vaca, we came across an awesome shop, and I couldn't help but get some of this Peruvian Highland wool.  I couldn't resist the color!  Given the yardage, I think it will make a great shawl to give for the holidays.

Well, that is all that is going on with the fiber front over here.  Be sure to check out Ginny's site for other Yarn Along happenings and Tami's site for other Work in Process!! 

And...do me a favor, if you don't mind...don't tell my daughter about all of these plans of mine....I am supposed to be finishing that blanket! ;) 

14 comments:

  1. The blanket is looking great! I hope your felting goes well.

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  2. Love the yarn for the scarf, looks so very snuggly :)

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  3. I'm curious to know how those slippers come out....I've always wanted to try felting.

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  4. Everything looks wonderful.The slippers are so cute. I can't wait to see how they turn out.

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  5. I have been thinking about making some slippers for my kiddos. My aunt has made a certain knit pattern for everyone since I was a kid, but she hurt her wrist and my kiddos need new slippers. :-) Can't wait to see how yours come out!

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  6. Everything looks so cozy and warm. Love it! Have fun with the slippers. Felting is a little bit of magic in your washing machine -- it's so fun to see what comes out! Welcome to WIPW, too. :)

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  7. I'm another who has been fancying felted slippers - will watch your progress with interest.

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  8. Wow, you're a busy bee! Nice work.

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  9. Loving the slippers, great yarn!

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  10. the slippers are lovely! good luck felting them! you're brave, I've been afraid of felting so far

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  11. Ah, the joy of many projects to choose from!

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.

    I love the teal/blue color in the first picture. I am sure the end result will be quite beautiful and cozy.

    God Bless
    Karen

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  12. the blanket looks great! i get the same ucky feeling in the car when i look down. it is worse when reading than knitting, oh how i wish i could read in the car, but it still isn't smooth sailing with the needles. a bit. at. a. time.

    :)
    jen

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  13. The blanket is gorgeous. I am sure it will be much loved. Good luck with your felted slippers.

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