Wednesday, April 25, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

It's time for another edition of Work In Progress Wednesday!

I'm actually going to give a sneak peek of a gift I'm making for someone special. 

It's my first attempt at a pattern considered Expert and while I'm able to accomplish it, I still would not classify myself as an expert by any means! LOL

I'm making a Tree of Life Blanket. I'm using Caron Simply Soft Bone color instead of the recommended Lion Brand Wool Ease so I'm pretty sure it will be a tad smaller than the original, but still nice to throw on the back of a couch and cuddle with.

Here are some pics of where it's at currently:

And, yes, I've made mistakes, but they're only noticeable to me and any actual expert so I left them in. Makes it completely original, right? :o)

I'm also working on this for my hubby. It will (crossing fingers) eventually be a shawl. I've no pattern except for the Batman logo chart which I found after someone shared these awesome potholders. The rest I'm making up as I go along. This was my first time carrying colors and was a valuable experience as I could definitely do better next time. :o) But he likes it so far and that's really all that matters!

I shipped off the baby gifts I had made and they've been received by their recipients so I'll share some of those finished pics.

Pattern by The Lovely Crow

Pattern by My Crimson Clover

Pattern by Mamachee

Pattern by The Lovely Crow

Pattern by My Crimson Clover

Cap pattern by Mamachee
Rose pattern by The Hook Hound

I will be adding sets like these to the shop as I can (I really wish I had more hands or time LOL). 

That's been it for me for April. Looking forward to adding more hats to the shop (scored some really awesome patterns!) and possibly some of my Frank N Monkeys. Enjoy your Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

I'd love to say I have grand Works In Progress on this W.I.P. Wednesday, but my work in progress today is getting the craft room cleaned up. It's getting hard to relax and be creative when there is a mess everywhere I look! I've taken some before pics to show just how claustrophobic it's becoming! Hopefully by the end of the day I'll be able to add the after pics of my tranquil, calm, relaxing space I once enjoyed. :o)


Awful, isn't it? Well, ok, the last one with the yarn isn't all that bad. :o)

Off to work on getting ready for some awesome after pics later!

Enjoy your Wednesday!