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WIP Wednesdays

29
Jan
2014
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a collection about possibility

knitting like a woman obsessed.

Riffing off of the idea of instant gratification from yesterday. I adore a project I can sink my teeth into.

A project that inspires nothing short of commitment, adoration, and borderline obsession.

A project to sink your teeth into.

It’s part of why I knit shawls, they aren’t quick by any stretch of the imagination, and they don’t requite piecing like most sweaters do. No second sleeve syndrome with a shawl. Just a beginning, and an end, with an expanse of fabric to play with in the middle.

I’m currently working on a collection that’s pulling out this kind of obsessed focus. The kind of focus where you can’t concentrate on anything else. The kind of project that has you staying up late and waking up early to work on it.

I see a small pattern collection accompanied by lots of writing.
A collection centered around simplicity, elegance, grace, drape, ease, flexibility, adaptability, possibility, experimentation, curiosity, and play.

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22
Jan
2014
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eating up yarn. nom, nom, nom

I’m always working on some project or another, and most weeks I talk about what I’m working on Wednesdays as part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. You can see past WIP Wednesdays … right this way.

 

Half the works-in-progress from last week are sitting right where I left them, but the other half made progress in leaps and bounds.

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I bound off the blue shawl shortly after taking the photos for last week’s post. Wheeeee!

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The golden shawl is at the magical point where, it no longer needs to be magic looped, but hasn’t turned into a blob yet.

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And the purple shawl is quickly eating up yarn (which I can’t say or think, without going nom, nom, nom) , while I contemplate edgings.

 

This was part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, from other bloggers, visit Tami’s blog.
15
Jan
2014
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balanced unbalance

I’m always working on some project or another, and most weeks I talk about what I’m working on Wednesdays as part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. You can see past WIP Wednesdays … right this way.

 

I often have lots of projects on the needles, but four shawls, a coat, and a series of swatches is a little much, even for me.

It presents a bit of a dilemma.
Do you work a little bit on all of them, but not really see a huge amount of progress?
Do you focus on one of them, and neglect the others?
Do you come up with a “knitting schedule”?

I’ve been trying to give a little bit of attention to each project, but some have ended up neglected.

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The oldest work in progress on the needles still hasn’t come out of it’s project bag, and the swatches haven’t been touched.

 

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The coat got an evening of attention, and I attached the last ball of yarn for this piece, but it still looks like a big grey blob.

 

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The golden shawl has spent the week perched on my desk receiving bits and pieces of attention, while the purple shawl has seen lots of attention, but is at the point where you can only measure progress by the diminishing ball of yarn. I did a quick review of the yarn I’m using in the gold shawl Monday.

 

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The blue shawl on the other hand has seen the most progress. Between the loads of attention, and the fact that it’s three strands of lace weight held together on a US 7 (4.5mm) needle it’ll be done in no time. (Which is usually what I say right before projects stall.)

Maybe the best balance for projects is a sort of balanced unbalance?

 

This was part of Tami’s WIP Wednesday project. If you’d like more WIP Wednesday posts, from other bloggers, visit Tami’s blog.