WIP Wednesday

I know. My entire life is a WIP right now and I’m in despair of ever finishing a project at the moment 😦

I do have this so far:

#crochet #kauni #nowigotthis #nomorefrogging #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

Happy to have got this far and I’ll be happier still to see the end of it. Though I love the colours, I doubt I’d buy this yarn again. Sulky, sulky… I’m actually a smidge further along and as the colours soften and blend, pulling those central square colours out; I’m liking it a bit better. Yay! Perhaps this will soften with a good soak and then all will be forgiven 🙂

Well Boy Howdy! We Got A Start!

So, I now have four of these:

#kauni #crochet #granniesquares #afghan #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

 

I think I’ll join them into a square now and then begin working granny rows around them. Maybe after 10cm of that do a border of more grannie squares. Basically, anything fast to get this stuff used up! Though I do love the colours (not yet evident in the first four squares), the rough quality of this yarn really detracts from the joy for me.

Sunday

I’ve been having a huge disagreement with my Kauni. One three quarters done knit shawl and three crochet false starts later… I’m trying again with just the most basic of granny square patterns from memory. I do know I’m going to let the colour runs do the work but still not sure if this will just be one huge grannie that becomes a lap quilt or if I’ll begin to like this yarn again and work a couple grannie motifs and then join.

The colour is wonderful, I still love it but the yarn base is rough and has sticks and bits in it, just like Noro yarns. Really not conducive to a pleasant knit or crochet experience. This has a lot to do with the lack of fibre photos just lately. I suppose I could get on with my Peter Pan, it’s so close to finished or my Tipsy Lizzy. They had become a little tedious but are looking so much more shiny after my brief flirtation with this fussy taskmaster Kauni!

Hoping you are all enjoying a lovely Ostara / Easter weekend with time for family, friends and a little knitting too!

#sunday #kauni #coffee #shawl #soothing #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

Why Yes, There HAS Been A Little Knitting

Sometimes, it’s just a question of “What ball will I drop this week?”

The workplace move went very well, all things considered. Moving technology is always dicey but, we’re up and more or less running with the expected glitches.

The unexpected fallout is the low-level stress. I’m back to commuting after a year, not far but it’s time and expense that has been added into the mix. That coupled with my desk is configured the opposite to what it was. Sounds silly but I keep reaching for things that aren’t where my hands think they should be!

That being the case, I’m a little discombobulated when I get home at night and if I can manage soup  and maybe to write a line or knit a row, I’m calling that for a win. Forget reading, I’m much too scattered!

Revontuli is my “no brainer” knit and so is getting all of the loves. The colour shifts are fully in play now and so I can forgive the Kauni for not being the nicest yarn I’ve ever worked with.

#revontuli #shawl #knitting #lazyblogposts #pointeshoespunkrockandpurl

Even on the wrong side, you can see how subtly the colours blend. This I do love and I’m looking forward to finishing up this last section 🙂

#newoffice #settledandworking #andgo

The work move went exceptionally well with only a few minor glitches. No mean feat when you’re talking a Government office, healthcare records, electronic equipment and phones! I have been known to cry at previous moves – OCD and MAJOR glitches – and that was moving within our old building! Hat’s off to our IT guys and the movers. I had seven boxes to unpack. I couldn’t believe  that but was unpacked and moved in shortly before lunch. Being back to commuting via bus had potential to be a huge hassle but, even that is not bad. A single bus, virtually door to door and though I lose the exercise of walking, the timing is almost the same. Yay! Now, the task of catching up the previous lost week begins.

As to the knitting, some good progress on Stargazer:

Revontuli Progress ~1

When WIP’s Overwhelm…

… Begin a new project!

Works for me anyway 🙂

I’m working diligently at the border for Peter Pan and have begun working the second side; about one quarter through. My Tipsy Lizzy is going very well, approximately halfway done now. Unfortunately, both are at a size where they are awkward to bring to work or appointments, so it’s slow going in my “spare” time. The Revontuli was calling me and so too my long-stashed Kauni and so I decided today to cast on. I never hold myself to finishing a project before beginning another. The inner teenager gets too unruly!