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Showing posts with label resolution. Show all posts

The LAST! in a long long list of WIP's!

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I never thought I'd reach the end, but we finally have!!!  Here's the last of the WIP's that I've been working on.  I'm working through the box and hope to have either frogged, completed or repurposed everything in this box!  Some things have already been frogged or finished and I'm glad that I'm making some progress through it finally!!!  Hopefully a lot of it will make great gifts!

WIP #45

The weather scarf.  I think it was Caron who put on this crochet along.  You were supposed to assign colors to different tempurature ranges and then crochet a couple of rows everyday.  Sounds easy, but I just couldn't keep up.  It didn't help that I decided that I wanted to also designate different stitches to different weather conditions, ie cloudy, rainy, snowy, etc.  I ended up giving up on it after probably 15-20 days and stashed it away.  I have actually already frogged this piece as of writing this. :)

WIP #46

I have absolutely no idea.  Really, seriously, I have no idea what this little circle was supposed to go to, or why I held onto it.  It's in the frog pile.

WIP #47

This is an interesting little strip.  I think it was meant to be the start of a cardigan or something.  I'm not sure why I put it away, but now that I'm looking at it again, I'm thinking it might make a great cowl with a few adjustments.  We'll see.

WIP #48

This was the start of a vest that I was making for my sister in law.  I didn't end up liking how it was coming out with the yarn that I was using, so I pulled out the needle and left it laying around.  I'll frog this piece as well. 

WIP #49

I was trying to make an autumn themed shawl.  I started this and switched patterns.  Frog pile!

WIP #50

My first attempt ever at a sock.  The shape is perfect, but the size is too big.  I need to reduce the stitches, but that won't happen with this one.  It's in the frog pile.

WIP #51

This was a first prototype for a quilt like blanket that I wanted to make for my grandmother in law.  I got this far and realized it was starting to look like a swastika so I stopped.  Onward!

WIP #52

I was going to make a diaper bag.  This was to be it's pocket.  I was tired and pregnant and went out and bought a diaper bag instead.  This will be frogged.

Whew!  We made it through the ridiculous list of WIP's that I have in store for myself this year.  The next time that you hear me talk about them, there will be progress!!!

What are you working on right now?  Leave me a comment!

Sweater WIP's, New Year's Resolution Post... Again!

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Today's WIP sharing session is brought to you by SWEATERS!  I have several in different stages that got stashed at weird points and I even forgot that I had a few of these!!

WIP #40

This sweater actually started its life meant to be the Uptempo Vest I found on Ravelry.  After I worked the two panels, however, I found the vest to be a little long for my liking and a little lacking in the flair department.  I pinned it up to my mannequin and went to work.  I added this small pineapple in the back:

As well as pineapple sleeves in gray and a nice gray trim.  Now I'm just waiting until my next trip to the craft store to find some buttons for the front, then all I have left is to join the arms to the piece and sew in all the ends.  It could probably use a good wash and block as well. :)

WIP #41

This is a simple sweater dress that I started based off of the Spiralis pattern on Ravelry.  I added a cable coming out of the pocket and am probably about 40% done with this one, but I can't find the notebook with my project details right now!  Not to mention that whatever yarn is attached to the piece is the last I have of that color until I can get to the craft store.  bummer!

WIP #42

This one is pretty much done, but needs to be cleaned up (the dryer was not nice to this one!) and the armpits need to be reseamed.  

WIP #43

Since this picture, this piece has undergone a lot of change!!  I'm working on a new pattern for a sweater dress for my youngest child.  She loves all things frilly so there's lots of ruffles involved but it's still not quite done.  When I took the picture, I just had these two front and back pieces for the top of the sweater. :)

WIP #44

This is my attempt at the Paris sweater.  I started it on knitting needles, but then got my knitting machine and went... wow.  I need to do this on the knitting machine instead!!  So I worked for a good 4 hours one night and cranked out this large piece, bound it off, and discovered that it needs more length.  I will have to reattach it to the knitting machine and add about 20 more rows before I can finish it off. 

The more I talk about these, the more I mentally note for myself in the future!  I've frogged a ton of projects and also finished a few now, and I'm so glad there's only going to be one more installment of WIP's before I can start sharing finished projects!!!

What are you working on?  Share below!!!

New Years Resolution WIP Collection Demolition!

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So here I am, back for more unfinished object self shaming.  I really did not think that it was this bad when I got started, but I knew after I took all the pictures, made the list and reorganized everything that it really was that bad.  But it is all going to be OK.  I've set plans in motion and begun working on a bunch of these projects and one by one, they're getting completed or frogged.  It's actually a very cathartic process (which I'll share after I've gotten through sharing what all the projects are in the first place)  So without further adieu, let's jump right in to....

WIP #25

This was actually the very first prototype for the blanket that I made my oldest daughter.  She was jealous after I made the blanket for my younger daughter, so I told her I would make her a blanket too.  I got started and was working along on this great new pattern, when she started crying because she wanted it to be just like her sisters!  Not to be discouraged, because I knew that I was on to a great pattern here, I took her up to my yarn selection and let her pick out her own selection of colors and told her that it would be unique like her.  She was happy and I was happy she was going to let me do this great pattern for her.  So I tossed this one aside and started over in her colors. 
I still love the color combination in this blanket and would like to finish it.  I'm holding on to it for now, and will decide whether to frog or finish later. 

WIP #26

I made this wonderfully lush display blanket for my mother a couple of years ago, and she loves it - it matches her living room perfectly (yep, I did that on purpose).  When I was done with the blanket, I discovered that I had worked an extra motif.  Not one to throw anything out, it made it's way into my WIP bin.  It is currently sitting in my undecided box because I could join some of the random motifs I have and make something interesting, or I could also just frog it and throw the yarn in my scrap bin.

WIP #27

I think these were motifs for a shirt or something?  I really don't remember.  They're sitting in my undecided box.

WIP #28

Another unknown motif.  Wow.  Where do these come from?  They're like socks in reverse!

WIP #29

This square was a test.  It was just a test.  Yet, I cannot throw it out, or bear to frog it.  Maybe I can find something to use it for?  

Well that was kind of a weird UFO collection for today.  Mainly all these weird squares that I've collected over the years.  Should I do something with them or should I frog them?  What do you think?  Leave me a comment below!!

WIP Resolution Mission 2015 Part 2

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Work in Progress Inspiration Post Part 2
(there's more parts to come, it's bound to get scary)

When I left you last, I had shared 5 blankets that I had been working on and now are sitting in stasis in bins that are cluttering up my closet.  Now I'm moving along to wearable crochet in my quest to share with you the ridiculous amount of UFO's I have laying around my house and to clear them out.

WIP #7 and WIP #8

Curly Scarves

These two each get their own number, because they are individual scarves, though I'll talk about them together because they are in essence, the same type of item.  I made the blue one and ran out of yarn before I finished and never went back with more yarn or a second color.  

the purple one, I wanted it to have a black core so it peeked out through the purple, but I got scared after I did a row of purples because I didn't think that the black would still show through.  So I said, I'm calling it done.  Then I didn't like it.  I need to either go back with purple or do another row of black and then a row of purple. 

WIP #9

Gator Scoodie

This is another woeful story of running out of yarn.  I was making this gator scoodie for my daughter (probably about a year or two ago) because her school mascot is a gator.  I got the hood part complete and went to work on the scarf part only to run out of yarn.  When I pulled this out, she remembered it, and I told her I was going to finish it and she was blunt and told me she didn't really want it anymore.  Kids.  I will still finish it because I want to see the idea carried out, but might sell it in my shop or gift it this year.

WIP #10

Katniss Cowl

So I love the Hunger Games.  I also Love Love Love the cowl that Katniss wears in the second movie.  I've seen several renditions of it - such as this one:

or this one:

But am not a fan of either one of them completely.  I like the body of the first one (though I would make it a little longer so it would swing lower) and I like the cowl off of the second one.  So I set forth to try and make one, combining the factors that I liked from each of them.

When I finished the cowl:

I tried it on and I was disappointed.  I don't think I made it thick enough, and I also think I made it too wide because it tries to come down over my shoulders when I put it on.  I had barely cast on the body part:

when I discovered this and by then it was too late.  It went in a box and got shoved in my closet.   I want to try to make this again, but I'm going to have to frog the cowl (hopefully I can just knit from it) and will have to make the body piece.

WIP #11

Spiderweb shawl

I am not sure at all what pattern this is, if I messed it up, nor can I remember what I was making it for.  It's this random half finished shawl that I found at the bottom of one of the bins.  When I put it over my shoulders, it's kind of a cute little caplet.  I think it needs an sc trim on the flat edge, and some buttons.  I also may try to dye it to give it some life.  Then, on to gifting or selling.  :)

So there you have 6 more WIP's that I have to work on this year, and that brings me up to 11 UFO's.  There's much more to come!  Have you tried any of these patterns?  Are you working on UFO's this year?  Leave a comment below!