Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Work-in-Progress Wednesday 28


I'm working on the same projects this week, but have made a little progress. I finished helping my sister move this week, which was great to get through. It was something that I knew was coming, but was dreading it beyond belief. Like everyone, I hate moving. I'm glad she's the one and not me, but it's still not fun helping. I'll hopefully have time for some knitting soon, which I'm excited about. Editing is almost done and then I'll be plotting my new book.



Last time you saw my monster, Petunia the Patio Monster by Rebecca Danger, it was just the start of the magic loop. I must say, going through the process, magic loop is a little slow moving the needles back and forth, but I still love it. I didn't have to worry about the other needles as I would with DPNs or double circs. As you can see in the first picture, I finished the body area. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. There are a few areas where the the yarn piled a little, but huge a huge deal. I've learned SO many things with this project so far and will learn more with the arms and legs. First, the magic loop. Second, the 3 needle BO, which I'm so proud of, I shared with a second picture. I didn't have a 3rd US7 needle, so I changed the back needle to a US6 and used the 7 not on the cable to do the actual BO. I think it turned out great. One thing I'm disappointed about, I hoped to finish the project for FO Friday, but I need US7 DPNs for the arms/legs. I hope to get them sometime this week. :)



I haven't done too much work with this, but it's to the point where I'm just working sc all the way up and not increasing/decreasing. I'm making the pattern up as I go. You may remember, it's going to be my manuscript holder when I'm editing away from the house. I hope to finish this soon, but sc is kind of slow.

I've worked a little on my scarf, but again, it's a garter knit scarf so not too much to show. I hope to really crank through it this weekend, as I'll have a lot of relax time on my hands. :)

For those that are new to WIPW, to share your WIPW post with us, just fill out the Mr. Linky below. Despite it saying you must comment, don't feel as if you do. That is something Mr. Linky automatically adds. I just ask you to check out a few of the links posted to see what everyone else is working on and comment there if you can. Everyone loves feedback and a little encouragement on their projects! Also, please link back to this post in your post to get the word out! The more the merrier!



28 comments:

  1. Magic Loop is scary. I've tried it and I end up getting messed up. I use two circs now and I am completely happy with that. I know...eventually if I want to knit two socks at a time I'll want to properly learn ML but...I need to knit that first sock before I worry about it ;-)

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  2. Yay to you for learning magic loop, I tried and failed big time!!
    I'm another who uses 2 circulars.

    The monster is looking good :-)

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  3. Ooooh! Loving the monster!
    Can't wait to see him :)

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  4. I really like that color you are using for the monster. Can't wait to see both projects when they are all done.

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  5. Cute, looking forward to seeing the finished monster! Just picked up her book this week :)

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  6. CraftyCripple, thank you!

    WonderWhyGirl, I thought it was scary at first and it took me like 8 tries to get it right. I'm not looking forward to starting another magic loop project, but ones it's started I love it.

    Gertie, thanks. I totally understand the hate of magic loop. I didn't mind two circs but hated how the 2nd always hit me when knitting.

    Stacey, thank you!

    CloseAcademy, thank you. I got this ball of yarn as a gift and love love love it so I was waiting for the perfect project.

    Sam, thank you! You'll have a blast with the book. So far it's really easy yet fun. Check out her Ravelry group too. It's so fun to see everyone's finished monsters.

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  7. Like the colors in your manuscript holder

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  8. I love your monster. And you've taken to knitting like a duck to water! Magic loop, go you x

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  9. I love magic loop! I never went back to DPN's once I learned it. Good luck with finishing up editing! I'm curious to hear more about your writing.

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  10. Dutch Hollow, thank you and welcome to WIPW!

    Susie, thanks! I'm actually feeling really comfortable so far with knitting. I even picked up a dropped stitch on my monster the other day and it doesn't look too bad!!!

    Affiknitty, glad to hear someone else likes the magic loop. It seems to get more negative than good comments. I'll share more about my writing soon probably. :)

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  11. I like how your brown/blue is working up!

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  12. You have added so many techniques to your repertoire just in the few months since WIP Wednesday started! Nice job on the monster and the manuscript holder, too.

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  13. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a monster take shape. Great job with the magic loop and three needle bind off. Your improvisation with the needles is impressive, too! I like the yarn that you are using for the manuscript holder.

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  14. Your monster is turning out great! I love the 3 needle BO. It's so easy and you don't have to worry about seaming.

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  15. I LOVE the colors on your manuscript holder. Thanks for hosting!!

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  16. Drive by listing and commenting.

    Love the color of your monster. Looking forward to see it finished. Great progress with your knitting, the stitches look very even.

    My honey is in the hospital, so I catch up with everyone eventually when all settles down, or I have a hard time sleeping alone.

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  17. Dawn, thank you!

    Marushka, thank you! It's crazy for me to look back and see what I was doing the first few weeks and what I'm working on now.

    autumngeisha, isn't it funny how the monster doesn't look like anything but it still puts a smile on my face? LOL

    wrchili, it is a great BO. I was so nervous about it but was so happy with how easy it was and how it looks! It's so clean.

    Countess Ablaze, thank you!

    MariGayle, thank you! and you're welcome! :)

    Denise, oh no! I hope your husband is okay. We'll send good thoughts his way. Make sure to keep us updated and thanks for still stopping by! I was wondering where your post was!

    The Byrds Nest, for some reason, I can't comment on your post on your blog. The Leave a Comment link takes me to the About page. :(

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  18. Good progress on Petunia! Can't wait to "meet" her!
    Book? What book? I've so missed something! Actually, my computer has been dead for a couple of weeks but I'm back up and running and will be joining in the WIP and FO fun next week for sure!

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  19. Paula, thanks! Do you mean the monster book!? Yeah, Rebecca's new book released about 2 weeks ago. It's awesome! (Or do you mean me talking about my writing?) Looking forward to your posts next week :)

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  20. All your work on new skills really look like they are paying off. I can't wait to see your monster.

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  21. nursenikkiknits, thank you! I love a good challenge and it's fun to learn something new. :)

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  22. First the magic loop and now the 3 needle bind off. *sniff* Our little knitter is all grown up! ;) Great job with the monster, I can't wait to see her finished!

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  23. Paula,I know, I'm unstoppable! ;) Thanks.

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  24. Tami, I'm really sorry I hadn't realised you already had this going. If you would rather I don't continue with my meme or change it to a different day then that is fine. I don't want to be treading on your toes. Kerry x

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  25. Hey Kerry, no worries, but if you do continue and also post your link into my meme, I just ask that you link back to my post/blog in your Wednesday post.

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