I know I usually don’t do a WIP Wednesday post but I’m really excited about a few of the things I have on my hooks!
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already seen some of these WIPs. Well, lucky you because you get to see them again!!!
Earlier in the summer I really wanted to make a picnic basket and blanket for me and hubby because we love to take little picnics. The basket was not going as I had planned and I think I’m going to need to sit down and think for a bit on how to make it. I did however, start on the blanket! I’m using the woven crochet technique that I used last March. I have a few more chains to make and weave then add some fringe and it’s ready for picnic fun!!
Caron Cakes Sweater for Madeline
My daughter Madeline loved the Summer Fun Sweater that I made at the end of July and asked me if I could make her one for Fall/Winter with long sleeves. I’m using the wool blend Caron Cakes in Funfetti for this one. No problems with the yarn so far. If you recall I had a lot of issues with the Cotton Caron Cakes yarn. I need to make it a few inches longer then add the sleeves and a hood!
Dancing Butterflies Sweater
Earlier this summer I made the Dancing Butterflies Wrap and really enjoyed the stitch pattern. I liked it so much I was inspired to design a sweater using the same stitches. I guess I should call this sweater Dancing Dragonflies because the Red Heart Unforgettable yarn that I’m using is called Dragonfly. This will be short sleeve with a deep V neck similar to the Summer Fun sweater style but using the fan stitch pattern in the body of the sweater.
And finally because I am really getting tired of making things with stripes I am doing a little experiment. First of all I was squealing with excitement when I was at my local Walmart last weekend because they started carrying the Lion Brand Mandala yarn!!!
So my experiment is that I’m going to try to Unstripe the Self Striping yarn!! Yeah it’s silly and maybe even a little bit weird but I don’t care. I love the color combinations in the self striping yarn cakes but I want to find someway to show off those gorgeous combos that doesn’t result in a stripe. My experiment involves using Hairpin Lace which I’m always excited about making. We’ll see how this goes. It could end up being weird and awkward or it could be brilliant!! What it will not be (I hope) is striped!!
I’m still plugging away at reading all of your posts. I’m really sad that I had to miss another Bake Along. I’m especially sad because it was for bread this month and I love baking bread!! I will be getting a new oven at the end of the month so hopefully I will be able to jump in on the next one.
Thanks for reading!