Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Knitting Should Not be Slow

I am never ready for Wednesday's Yarn-Along and WIP Wednesday. And by ready, I mean having a project at a point where it can be photographed without someone questioning what it is. Also, compared to my sister, I am miserable at photgraphy. So I never feel like I am sharing some of the amazing stuff that I see people share at Ginny's and Tami's.
What I worked on over the weekend
I had a really good retreat this past weekend, but I still haven't caught up on sleep. I managed to get a lot of crocheting done in between sessions and during the afternoon recreation. And frustrated with how a pattern was working out, I pulled out a sheet of paper and sketched out an idea that I liked. It isn't really earth-shattering or anything, but the women who were watching me were astounded.

The poncho I'm knitting "Boho et Belle" has 20 sections, and I've nearly finished the first. I love the stockinette portion, as the yarn feels lovely and smooth. The only problem is my slow knitting. In order to feel productive, I switch between crafts. Hence the next WIP- more cupcakes.

All the cupcake bottoms are finished, along with a few extras just in case. I have to dig through my stash for pastel colors- these were requested, and I am trying to minimize the yarn I have to buy. Which is why I'm stash-shopping. I have at least 3 pastels that are easily accessible, and maybe 3 more that I know I have somewhere... I'll keep you posted. They'll definitely end up in a FO Friday :)

Thanks for stopping by-- be sure to visit Ginny's and Tami's for more yarny goodness!


  1. I get round the problem of not having anything in good photo stage by just making a pile and taking a picture of that, it works just as well ;)

    Good plan on stash shopping too

  2. You have been very busy, lots of projects going on. :-)

  3. I think the only way that knitting is fast is that it is a small project with big needles and big yarn. Hope you find more time this week.

  4. Busy girl! Happy crocheting and knitting!

  5. I think it's more convincingly "in progress" if it's an untidy pile. And really, I don't think anyone's ever really ready for WIP Wednesday. Sometimes I post later just to get a few more rows done so that the pattern is at least detectable, LOL.

  6. I know exactly what you mean about not having something photo-ready or that your photos are up to standard. I think that sometimes photos need to just be zoomed in to make them look more artistic or clear. I have no reasons for thinking this other than my own observations of craft blog photos.
    Keep it up tho, it all looks great!

  7. Everything looks lovely! You have so many projects going - I am totally impressed! :)

  8. hehe - you and I could never share a house, there would be no place to sit with all the projects going on! But, at some point we will start to finish everything we began, and then we will look incredibly productive, I'm sure ;)
    (Pictures are not that hard. Three things I read that made sense: Neutral background, tripod or anything to stabilize the camera, and natural light. I am just repeating what I have read, I am no expert!)

  9. Do you knit continental or American? I was knitting American years ago and was so slow moss could grow on my needles, so I took up crochet. Then I learned to knit continental and it goes much more quickly. just a thought!

    Can't wait to see your finished cupcakes!


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