Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nothing too Big

This week's WIP Wednesday/Yarn-Along is an attempt to keep busy without starting any huge projects before the Ravellenic Games. I am participating at part of Team CSW, and even though I originally planned on simply being a cheerleader, I felt that I could join in and make projects that will be part of my Holiday Stashdown. I leave on Saturday for summer camp, so I have Friday and the few days when I get back to complete my 2 projects. Hopefully I can do it.

Since last week, I've been working feverishly to finish several of my larger projects, and I'm nearly there. In the in-between, I've been trying to stick to smaller projects, like afghan squares and dishcloths.
3 more squares for my Autumnal afghan (which brings the total to 9 out of 30) and 3 dishcloths.
Forest Chains Re-do, Sundial, Home on the Range
The first 9 squares!
I did crack a little bit, as I was "out" of afghan block patterns, waiting for this week's BAWL pattern to come out, and with a random ball of hot pink and yellow wool, I started a ripple scarf. I finished it yesterday, but more about it on Friday.

It's more psychedelic in person!
I had the brilliant idea to actually work on something that is a slow WIP, so yesterday during my millionth viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I pulled out my Citron and knit a row or two. I feel like if my progress is slow, at least it can be steady --so I'm hoping to pull out my two long-term knitting projects and work on a few rows every week.

I solar-dyed some yarn over the last 2 days, and I'm really pleased with my results so far. I'm going to try some more today-- hopefully it goes as well as this first time.

Yarn cooking on the back porch!
I'm still trying to finish the Merchant of Vengeance, and have read quite a bit at work. I've got a few more books waiting-- still need to find a new audio book, as I'm nearly finished with HP4.

I'm linking up with Tami and Ginny today-- so head over to both blogs and check out cooler stuff!!


  1. I would love to see some of that solar dyed yarn and how it turned out!

  2. I second that---I hope the yarn will turn up on Friday, and look forward to the ripple-reveal, too, as I'm thinking about maybe doing my First Ripple Blanket for the Ravellenics. Maybe.

    I adore all of your blocks, too, nice colours and so, so prettily stitched.

  3. All your projects are coming along nicely. I can't wait to see your scarf - and your solar dyed yarn. Cool projects!

  4. The squares are great. I, too, would love to see the solar dyed yarn!

  5. I love the granny squares! I'mlooking forward to seeing the solar dyed yarn too :)

  6. Gorgeous blocks for you Autumnal Afghan.
    Pretty scarf.
    Enjoy your dyed yarn.


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