Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday 11-04-2012


This post contains nudity. If you are offended by the sight of a naked terrapin don't read any further.

Now that that's out of the way, it's time to show of my progress (and there has been lots this week). All of my projects have seen some progress this week, and I've even managed to finish something for FO Friday, but you'll need to check back then to see what it is.

Crochenit Cot Blanket
You may not be able to see it beut there have bee a couple more rows added to this one.

Segment 4 of the Daffodil Teacloth
Making good progress on this one, but there is still a long way to go.

A Naked Tommy Turtle
Just the shell and facial features to go on this. Who know, this may be my FO for next week.

Men's Afghan Stitch Gloves - left palm
One more finger and then I can start on the back of the glove.

Special Squares in Squares Blanket
That's the easy part of this blanket complete. From now on it get a little more complicated as the triangles in each stage need to be 41.4% larger than in the previous stage and I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to achieve that.

Slanted Scarf
I spent a good 45 minutes working on this today at craft group and lost count of how many rows I completed. It normally takes about 5 minutes for me to do 2 rows so 45 minutes should mean about 18 rows. Don't expect to see it finished any time soon.

Toddler's Jacket - Zoom by Ellen Gormley
Making good progress on the first sleeve. This was the other project I worked on today at craft group. I'm trying something different with the sleeves this time and making them in the round using the magic loop method.

Second Sleeve of Hoodie - Dawg by Drew Emborsky
I managed to spend a bit of time on this this week, probably not as much as I should, but it's still progressing.

Rose Clan Dress Tartan Rug
I brought this out of the cupboard especially for Theme-a-licious:April Amazons. While I think I currently have at least 3 projects that qualify as amazons (this one, the hoodie and the daffodil teacloth) this is by far the largest. Even with it folded in half and lying flat on the ground I have to stand on a stool and reach up with the camera to fit it all into frame.

Just to finish off today, I have the bunting that Sue has been working on.

Bunting in Australian Sporting Colours
Sue is claiming this as finished although there are several ends that need sewing in and it needs blocking. I guess that that's going to be my job <sigh>.

As I was preparing these photos I was thinking about my New Year's resolutions and how these projects fit in. One of my resolutions was to knit and crochet from my stash but there are only 2 of these projects that use stash yarn (the crochenit cot blanket and the gloves), all the others had yarn bought specifically for them.

I also resolved to finish the year with no more WIPs than I started with. Since I started the year with 6 WIPs and I now have 9 (10 if you count the one I have to finish for Sue) then I need to finish a few of these before I start any more. I do have 8 1/2 months to get the total back to 6 so I'm in no hurry.

To see what others have been working on, check out Nicole's "Keep Calm, Craft On", Tami's Amis, Kristine's "Ambassador Crochet" and Ginny's "Yarn Along".



  1. MR Rose! (I got it right this week!!) I am really liking the cot blanket and the toddler blanket!!

    Here is my weekly offering

  2. This post is truly shocking! Thanks for the warning :).