Wednesday, October 18, 2006

WIP explosion!

Last night I had a WIP explosion. I finished the last "join-as-you go" motif on a sweater and didn't feel like beginning the final assembly process...so instead I started 3 new projects! (message to dh: yes your socks were included in this explosion!)

First old WIP progress:
1. Floral Fantasy Pullover - progress = 90%. This is a CAL at Crochetville. Here it is all laid out. I put a white shirt inside so you can see it better. I need to attach the sleeves, add underarm gussets, attach the neck and crochet the trim.
2. Tennis Socks - progress = 25%. Sock CAL at crochetsocks. No motivation - it's a summer sock.
3. Colinette yarns afghan kit - progress = 30%. 5 rows more than this photo.

New WIPS:
1. Felted memo bag - Yahoo crochetchallenge bag CAL. I grabbed a hook and started last night. I'm using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Hyacinth, Hollyberry and Fog, and a K hook (closer to 7.0mm than 6.5mm). I decided the pattern would be too flat for my purposes so I added 11 st more on each side to make side flaps. I'll cut back to the original width after I finish the front panel, crochet the bottom and then continue the back panel to match the stripes from the front. Hopefully it will work.
2. Pink perfection vest - except Abby chose white. I'm using Caron Simply Soft mill ends anf my Brittany 5.5mm I hook to get gauge. I like that the vest is worked in one piece up to the armholes.
3. 'Oxford Style' socks (Crocheted Socks!) - In case you haven't noticed my dh has been mounting a write-in campaign in an attempt to solicit your help to convince me to make his socks!! So I started his socks last night... see dear! I'm using my 3.25mm Addi E hook and Patons Kroy Socks in 'Windsor Tweed' with Silja in 'dark charcoal' for contrasting cuff, heel and toe. They're supposed to have a slst BLO cuff, but that drove me batty last night so I restarted with a sc BLO cuff.

3 comments:

Anna said...

That is a lovely vest! Thanks for the link...it's going on my projects to do list! :)

Thata said...

Great work. I want to try too.

Grete said...

Lovely projeckt.
How can you find time to do all this things? I want a resepi for that. lol