Saturday, August 10, 2013

Finishing my Wips!

Cleaning out and moving stash provided me the opportunity to see the many WIPS I have and the importance of finishing them. I needed some cheery colors so when I saw this WIP, At Home with Jane Austen, designed by The Sampler Girl, I pulled the bright colors and started where I left off......on the house.

and then I spent an hour on raising the roof in CC Tartan Plaid.....................

I'm eager to get with this one again today.
 Also knitted alot, in fact so much that my 32 in cord was bunched and packed so  I had to get a 47 inch and 60 in interchangeable cable in case for My Fall Shawl Ya'll. Yup that's the name.
I'm just using a basic Litroral pattern found on Ravelry for free.
It works with all garter stitch shawls with gradual increases after a row of 30 stitches. I like round, crescent shaped shawls better than pointy ones. I find this really is fast knitting.
So this is on the 47 inch cord. Can you believe this is only 1 skein of Bernat sale yarn for 2.97 at the end of the season last year, Joanne's Fabrics?
I probably will use another 1/2 one here or even may use the whole 2nd one.
When I first started knitting, I must have had an attraction to red yarn of any colorway.
I have several in my stash. I have another yarn that is Homespun and  will make a tweed like texture in a burgandy red that I would like to make as well.
Don't you just love Joanne's??? their coupons, their military discounts, and options. The only thing I don't like there is any of their circular needles. OMG, try one. The cord is so tangled.
I love the Knitter's Pride ones. They are made of Vermont Birch and laquered to a smooth finish wood needle. I like to get the interchangeable ones if I can and the cords are memory free and will not curl tight.
I also like the Dreamz because each size is color coded basically. I don't have a full set but I'm hoping Santa will bring me a Nova set in Knitter's Pride this year. Those are metal ones.
I can't believe Christmas is only 4 months away! So this is a busy time for all of us stitchers getting gifts made and ornies.
Speaking of ornies, I need to design one soon.
I hope you have a nice Saturday. The sun is out here and I'm sooooooooooo glad as we have had our share of rain gloomy days. But the contrast definitely helps me appreciate the sunshine more!
Ta ta for now,


  1. I love the colors on Jane Austen.

  2. Hi love your Jane Austen finish, reading your post made me think I've got loads of WIP'S not finished in my basket I think I need to get myself sorted.
    It's a cool Saturday here in Yorkshire, I think our really sunny days are over. I love the Autumn with all the lovely colours even though it starts to get chilly xx Bev

  3. Jane Austen is looking cute and cheerful and your shawl looks lovely! Nice progress :)

  4. Lovely stitching .The colours are so pretty .
    Your shawl is coming along really well too. Have a great weekend .X

  5. The Jane project is sweet. Great knitting

  6. Oh, At Home With Jane! That is the one I asked for your advice on last year. I am glad you are getting back to yours. It really is a cheerful one.

  7. Gorgeous stitching! I love that cross-stitch project...the colors are amazing! I also love your knitting! You inspired me to try and knit again using YouTube - success! I haven't done much but practice, but am going to try actually making something soon. It's wonderful!

    Have a blessed Sunday!


  8. If you don't know this trick already - for cords on circular needles that are "twisty" - boil some water in a pan - then stick the cord in there (don't get the needle part in) - and let it sit for a few seconds and then it should be all untwisted!

    Love your shawl!

    Linda in VA


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