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WIPs

Since I finally got some photos taken of my WIPs, I thought it was time to make a post to my blog. That darn Ravelry is getting all of my attention these days, it seems. (Yes, without it, these photos wouldn’t even be available yet, since I was able to add these to my project folder there.) Even my WIPs are begging to be worked on once again. But in all honesty, the weather doesn’t do a lot to encourage me to play with thick yarn.

I started this shawl awhile back as a pattern tester. It proved to be a larger project than I had expected, so now that the pattern is being sold, I’m just doing it as part of a CAL instead. Well, I’m doing it because I really want to see the ending result even though I’m behind on the time limit for getting it done.

shawl - a WIP

The colors are black and silver, and I love how it’s turning out. I just wish I’d gotten it finished sooner. Ah, well, at least I’m still working on it.

black 'n goldMy most recent WIP is a school spirit blanket for my daughter in her school colors. I have the yarn. Yep. Black and Gold. I’m using a pattern that I’ve used before which uses 2 strands of yarn held together. Normally, one should be varigated and the other solid, but I tried that and the gold showed up way more than the black, so I’ve decided to do a striped one. I’ll use two strands of black until the skeins are used, then do a gold stripe, then another black. Then I’m debating on putting black & gold tassles on the ends. I don’t like tassles much, but my daughter seems to want them. We’ll see how it goes.

Hobo BagNext we have the dreaded hobo bag. This bag was supposed to be my tote for spring, so I started it way back in March. It was going fine until I realized I did part of it wrong, and I just haven’t taken the time to fix the mistake. Of course, I could just keep going and pretend like it’s not there, but I don’t want to, so maybe I’ll get it done in time for it to be next year’s spring bag.

I have other projects I want to do. I’m planning to crochet a sweater for a KAL/CAL in the near future, and there’s that ever-growing Christmas gift-giving list I need to work on, and will, just as soon as I get a chance.

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Mom’s Doily
Originally uploaded by Tracie.

Lately, I’ve been so busy with rather large projects that I was in the need to actually complete an item, so I found this doiley to make for my Mom in the Dreams & Wishes I got from Annie’s Attic. It was really quick and easy, so I ended up making two. It’s actually been a couple of weeks since I completed them, but I had some photo problems, which are worked out now.

I also made Mom and angel to match these, which I’ll post when I get the photos taken.

It felt good to actually finish a project, but I’m getting closer to finishing my larger projects everyday, which will feel even better, I’m sure.

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