Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Work-in-Progress Wednesday 49

Happy Wednesday everyone! I want to start off by apologizing that I've been bad about getting around to everyone's links from last week. I'm so sorry if I didn't get to your blog for WIPW or FO Friday, but frankly, it's hard to keep up! As you can see from my Candy Skein post, I was very busy dyeing yarn, not that I'm complaining! I just feel bad when I don't get around to commenting. I try to read each post and comment, and feel that if I'm going to quickly click each and just say something about the picture, it wouldn't give yours posts a fair shake. That being said, I have to watch my nieces this week, so I won't get to many today, but I promise to try to visit all of them by Thursday night. ::crossing fingers::

Now to this week's knitting!




Well, that doesn't look like the cowl, does it? You guessed it. I started something new instead of doing the button band for it. You can just call me a coward now and get it over with. Instead, I started the pleated skirt I've been dying to make! It's knit in short rows, all garter stitch. This is my first time trying to do the wrap around & knit thing to not cause holes. Actually, who am I kidding, this is the first time I've done short rows that weren't socks. With a little help from my Monday night knitting group (I just love them!!!), I think I understand, but we'll see. Thanks Teri! Oh yes, and you probably want to know the yarn, right? I'm doing it in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Thunderhead. It's soooo pretty! Get used to looking at this project, because it is going to take awhile!




Next up is this really close up picture of the monster I'm knitting. I don't want to show more of it than this because it's for a monster swap I'm doing and JUST in case she checks out the blog, I don't want to ruin too much of the surprise. He's going pretty good, and I'm happy so far! :)


Well, that's it for me this week. What are you working on?

Please remember to use the new link to your post from this week, overriding the one that Mr. Linky saves from the previous. I've had quite a few links still linking to their old posts, or links that go straight to their blog's URL instead of the actual posts URL. Thanks!

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!



40 comments:

  1. All your new yarn is beautiful. That skirt sounds like a fun project, you'll get the hang of the wrap and turns!

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  2. I think I could actually cry over that rainbow yarn! I want it so bad! Once you have completed your swap you NEED to let me know what it is! Looking fab already!

    The pleated skirt also looks amazing! I cannot wait to see how that turns out! xx

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  3. I love the colours of the monster, so cool! Skirt sounds very pretty too :)

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  4. Ooooh your skirt is going to be lovely, especially in that colour. And the monster looks very bright and cheery! x

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  5. I love the rainbow. Very pretty :)

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  6. Love the colors of your monster!

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  7. Wow, that skirt is going to be beautiful!! I love the colors in the rainbow yarn - what a happy yarn!

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  8. Your skirt will be beautiful!
    I love your monster yarn. It's so bright and cheerful:)

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  9. I bet the skirt's gonna be gorgeous!

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  10. Interested to see the skirt. Love the yarn for the monster, can't wait to see that!!

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  11. Exactly what Lee/Another said - I am almost licking the screen as I love that rainbow yarn so much!!!!!!!!

    As for the wonderful number of people participating, it's a lot to get through them all in one go (especially if there are captcha things on the blogs as that can really slow it down - especially on a mobile device) and I don't think you can be expected to write a long reply to all of the posts all the time - it's great that you take the time to co-ordinate this twice a week and it's not feasible to always do it. I'm sure everyone will understand that :)

    Have a great week xxxx

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  12. Good luck with your skirt! Can't wait to see how it progresses!

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  13. Oh no worries on the blog thing - I try to get to them all every week too but I know I fail miserably week after week *laughs*

    I think your projects are looking fantastic - I really like that rainbow colored yarn... it looks NICE! I can't wait to see the whole picture of whatever that is when you are finished and its all swapped.

    Sadly, no WIPW for me today - I have plenty of WIP just not time to WIPW :( Perhaps next week :)

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  14. I've been following Delusional Knitter's posts and really like the structure of WIP Wednesdays and FO Fridays. Can I join? I put my link information in the Mister Linky's Magical Widgets thingy.

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  15. Love the Rainbow monster knit, the colours are fab!

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  16. love the monster, i'm so into rainbow stuff! i can't wait to start learning to knit so i can do stuff with verigated yarn like that. :)
    mine is not much to look at either as mine is a surprise for a baby's friend that is coming this month. and she reads my blog as well :)

    happy wipw everyone!!!

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  17. Loving the monster. Another big fan of rainbow yarns - although I've not used any myself yet just admired!!!

    It is hard to get through all the blogs and usually takes a couple of evenings. xx

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  18. That skirt is going to be awesome! I can't wait till you finish it :D

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  19. Ooo, I'm excited to see more progress pics of the skirt!!

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  20. I LOVE the skirt, I think's its going to be added to my Year of Projects list! Can't wait to see next weeks progress

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  21. Love the yarn for your skirt! You are going to be able to wear that colour with so much.
    I also love the look of your rainbow monster. I can't wait to see him (or her?) all together.

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  22. Looking forward to seeing how the skirt comes out!!

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  23. Ooh I like the rainbow monster so far!

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  24. Don't sweat the commenting, you are busy and doing us a favor by hosting the WIPW!

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  25. I love the gray of the skirt. For some reason the word "mithril" popped into my head.

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  26. I love that skirt pattern. That yarn will be stunning. Thank you so much for all the work you do coordinating Wednesdays and Fridays. That alone is a lot of work. I try to read most of them each week but it is a lot so we all understand and appreciate what you do.

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  27. wow i love that rainbow yarn!!!

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  28. That's an awesome skirt, it will look so cool! And the rainbow yarn is amazing, can't wait to see what you are making with it!

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  29. can't wait to see the monster!

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  30. Rainbow!! I love it! I'm sure the giftee will too :)

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  31. Ooooooooooooooooooooooo I LOVE the colours for the monster!

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  32. I have another WIP that I finally got a pic of. It's a top for me!

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  33. The yarn you're using in your monster is absolute eye candy.
    The pleated skirt looks awesome. If I ever have time again I want to try it. I can't wait to see what you do with it! :D

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  34. Thanks everyone!!!! I'm home and am going to try to get through some of your blogs tonight. I can't wait too see all of the WIPs!

    To the new additions, welcome and thank you for joining us!! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun here. :)

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  35. Looking forward to seeing the progress of your skirt. I continue to be amazed at the progress of your knitting.

    Love your monster. That yarn looks like it is very soft.

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  36. Do you have 2 candy skein blogs? The one I get to from your dashboard is blank? Might be a tech/computer issue? Thought I'd mention it.

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  37. I'm so into color, I can't wait to see the monster!

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  38. Sandy, thanks. Actually, I just have it so that I have the name if I ever want to have a Candy Skein blog. I don't use it at this time. I don't have a actual Candy Skein blog, just the website (www.candyskein.com) and this blog here.

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