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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday!

Happy WIPnesday! 

Socks, the ones I was working on last month before I knitted the baby sweater ... from "Socks a la Carte, Toes Up." I am in a class this week for work, and the instructor is okay with me knitting during the class. He even asked if I was knitting his name into the sock ... LOL! I love literary references, especially when they're knitting-literary references!

These are coming right along. It's a seed stitch, and a simple lace panel.

It's so hard to take a good picture of my feet.

The yarn is from KnitPicks. It's sort of a cross between pooling and striping, isn't it? I really like it, but the colors aren't coming through here. There's a lot of pink in it, which you can see on the foot. 

Here is the beginning of a WIP that I'm making for a giveaway. My 100th blog posting is coming up (in nine more posts from this one, so it might be a while), and I am going to have a small giveaway.












And speaking of giveaways ... I won a paper-bead kit from fiberdance. It came in the mail today:


I'm really looking forward to this! I love trying new crafts. Thanks!













That about wraps this up ... I started another blog, so I'm off to go update that one. Last week I decided to take the couch-to-5k challenge. Since blogging about my knitting and spinning motivated me to knit and spin more complex items, and to suffer fewer UFOs, I think blogging my 5K challenge will keep me on track. At least, I hope so!  Can't knit and jog, unfortunately :)

13 comments:

  1. I love the striping lace socks - those colors just make me happy. The paper beading looks intriguing (like I need another craft - must resist!!!!).

    good luck with your 5K - that's an excellent goal to work on. i hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Knit and jog! Now that would get you extra points for the Couch to 5K.

    The socks are looking great and I am intrigued by your give-away. Please share as you start making your beads.

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  3. I love the pooling/striping combination on those socks, it's such a good balance between those two styles of multicoloured yarn. And yay for instructors who let you knit in class! :D

    I'm also really intrigued by your giveaway prize, as that yarn looks amazing!

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  4. The socks are looking super, love the purple

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  5. Wow, I love the colours in those socks- really beautiful. Paper beading sounds fun, let us know how you get on!

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  6. Congratulations on your prize! Her beads are really pretty. Love your socks, they're my favorite colors. Have a Happy Fiber Arts Friday and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  7. LOVE the socks, the kit DOES look like fun, and I love the idea about blogging about your 5k to saty motivated. I thought about doing that with my exercize plan but didn't dare.
    -Andrea

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  8. I bet, you could rest your knitting on the dash of a treadmill and at least knit and walk at the same time. ;-)

    The socks are awesome!

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  9. You will LOVE making those paper beads! They are almost as addicting as, well.... knitting socks!

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  10. The color of the sock is very pretty. Good luck with the 5K! I can comfortably walk 5K or longer, but running is just not my thing.

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  11. Great looking WIPs. Can't wait to see what that yellow yarn turns out to be.

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  12. So fun to win a prize! Your socks are looking nice. Don't ya love Knit Picks yarn? They have everything!

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  13. That is a great looking sock! I love hat you get to knit during class too, that sounds perfect to me!

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