The Long WIP Update

The Long WIP Update

Since I was off for “Easter Break” last week (hooray teacher perks!), I of course rather than finishing my WIP began several more. Here is an update on what since has been completed, is currently being finished, and has ended up in the purple basket of doom. Let’s begin with what is currently on the hooks & needles.

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I received the yarn to begin working on the Knit Picks sample for my Wicker & Braids Scarf pattern. I have never worked with Preciosa before and now I am wondering why I have waited this long. This scarf feels like a cloud!

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On the hook I currently have a corner to corner crochet blanket. This is made with the same yarn as my ombre blue baby blanket that was finished last month. I love corner to corner because it grows so quickly.

Now let’s move to in the basket of doom.

Projects usually end up in this basket due to frustration or boredom. Because of this, I have not photographed these projects so I will give a quick listing. There’s a chevron baby blanket with bright blue, coral, mustard yellow, gray and white. I am thinking about frogging and making it a corner to corner. I also began another amigurumi project. I have never successfully completed one, but I thought I would give it another go. Needless to say this one has ended up in the basket. I also have a lace weight alpaca cloud corner to corner blanket that may become a shawl.

And the finished projects:

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I cannot wait to deliver this one in person on Monday morning! Stay tuned, I eventually plan on writing the pattern for this one.

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Although this photograph is not of the finished blanket, I have finished the knitting part. Now I am just dreading weaving in the ends!

The Move is OVER!

The Move is OVER!

It only took about 3 months, but the new yarn room is FINALLY organized! Pictures will come later, I am sure many of you understand the exhaustion of finally deciding to unpack. The mental anguish of removing myself from binge watching House of Cards may have been the most exhausting part. The yarn room, or as I like to say “studio” was the last room I chose to unpack for several reasons. The primary being the amount of yarn, books, furniture, etc. that was supposed to fit in the room neatly. It appeared to be impossible.

Unfortunately, due to us renting for the year, the yarn wall did not make the trip. Hopefully this time next year there will be a new and improved yarn wall in a larger yarn room. I will say that Target’s cube storage, hand-me-down dressers did make the job easier. The full size bed that also had to fit in the space made quite an issue.

I am now catching myself stopping to take a peek at the studio every time I walk down the hall :). The fiancรฉ, however, is looking forward to not finding yarn scattered all over the living room.

Fixing up the Etsy Shop

Fixing up the Etsy Shop

I’m considering changing how I list items in my Etsy shop. As a knitter, most of my items are made to order so that the buyer can customize their items based on their color preferences. This is where I need your help. Should I have a separate listing with a picture for different color options, or should I continue to have one listing for each item with a link to view all of the color options. As a buyer, which would be best for you? I would really appreciate comments with your feedback!! 

3 Weeks and Counting!

3 Weeks and Counting!

It has been a while since the last post, but with the school year beginning I have been running around like a crazy person trying to get things done! Today I received some exciting news: two of my patterns, the Pembroke Scarf and Interchangeable Flower Baby Headband, will be available for purchase on KnitPicks at some time in the next three weeks!!!! (Don’t worry there will be another post when they are up because I won’t be able to contain my excitement.) But here are some photos from the Knit Picks photographers:

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FYI: HARRY POTTER FANS

FYI: HARRY POTTER FANS

So if you have not seen The Crochet Crowd on Facebook today, here is a little gem you missed:

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Yes, I know it is incredible, but what makes it even BETTER is the fact that this pattern is absolutely FREE, yes FREE!

It can be found here:ย http://totallee.net/ujackcal.php (click on the Hogwarts bunch blanket tab)

You’re welcome.