Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday is back again!

Last year I started doing WIP Wednesday and it really helped me to progress with my knitting rather than start something, get bored and not do anything on it until the next month at knitting.  I stopped a while a go because I was too busy and wasn't really knitting that much.

Over the last few months I have started knitting more. There are a number of reasons for this including the fact that I have apparently convinced my friend that she needs to learn to knit; her knitting is fab; so neat and she can do thumb cast-on and knit stripes without cutting the end of the yarn and having a million ends to sew in unlike me so she is inspiring me to carry on...and knitting is good for switching off in the evening...and everyone seems to be having babies in 2012 and who can reisst baby knitting?

Anyway, basically, WIP Wednesday is back at Nicsknots!  In the last week I have cast-on two new things. This is what I am loving most.....

It is called Blue Jean Baby (Blanket) and designed by Kate Heppell.  It is basically a feather and fan pattern but so clever and addictive knitting. It is my concentrating knitting because there is a fair bit of counting.  The yarn is some that Gran got from 'The Art of Crochet' magazine. Normally free yarn isn't particularly nice but this is lovely and had a great sheen to it too. She has about 60 balls so plenty to go at ;)

Work is going well here. I've been grumpy this week. General children blah, trying to sell cars, escaping chickens, still no hot water and the wonderful attitudes of people who think that now I am working from home I'm not actually working at all and that Nicsknots is 'just a little hobby' has been making me a mardy-ass but today is a good day.  I've been designing a couple of new bags this week and should have some photos for you tomorrow. I hope you love them as much as the people who have seen them so far.

If you want to join in with WIP Wednesday, nip over to Tami's blog.


pinkundine said...

Love the colours of the blanket, and the sheen of the yarn is so pretty :)

Anonymous said...

This is so on my to do list! Love the colours, can't wait to see it finished!

Affiknitty said...

Welcome back to WIPW. That's a great blanket! Your Etsy shop items look really cute!

GiddyStuff said...

I think I need a WIP Wenesday, it's good to share with people and you're right, if you tell other people you've started a project you've got to finish it!!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Fabulous pattern! I'd definitely have to concentrate through that!