Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Chinook Shawl and Fey Led Part 3

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 38,493
Current Word Count: 41,027 (Up 2,534)

So, between LJ Idol, working on wrist warmers, and losing my voice, I've been a wee bit busy. Also? Apparently losing my voice wasn't just physical. *sigh* I also found that I had nearly everything written, including the end, except for a substantial plot issue right before the end. So at this point it's not so much re-writing as it is writing and trying to get back into the character's minds again.

I am so incredibly in love with this shawl. I've started the eighth color change, I have one more for the body and then two more for the edging. *glee* I love watching the colors shift as I knit.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fire and Ice and Everything Nice

Part of what I simply adore about making things for my friends is having them pick out designs that I haven't thought about making because it's either not my style or I simply haven't had time. There's been a couple of times I've finished something and while it turns out as it's supposed to it still wasn't inspiring any sort of envy or need to have one of my own. Typically though? My friends have awesome taste!

I didn't think I'd be all that interested in such things like fingerless mitts since I have my fingerless gloves.  picked a pattern though that I think I'll have to end up making for myself at some point fairly soon ... I just have to pick a color.

I hesitate to share the pictures since they're unblocked. But blocking will occur at her hands, not mine. Even unblocked though I think these are gorgeous and were simply so much fun to watch slowly fall into place. I learned a new trick or two as well which is always awesome and makes me think more and more of my own designs that keep coming to mind.

I love that the cables complement each other and twist in opposite ways, both on top and bottom of the warmers. There's a symmetry there that's lovely. I think it's a touch that makes them even more attractive. I really need to pick out a color and make myself a pair. 

Pattern: Fire & Ice Mitts by Roz Marcotte
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Color 889/Spruce
Project Page: Ravelry

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Capelet and Fey Led

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 32,922
Current Word Count: 38,493 (Up 5,571)

OMG I'm getting so close. Things are beginning to come together and I can see the end! I really want this done by Nov. Push, push, push!

I've been working a bit on my capelet here and there as time allows. It's great for working on in the car at night since I don't have to really see to do basic knit and purl.

Hopefully Friday I'll have a couple of semi finished pictures of some wrist warmers! Yay!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Fire & Ice and Fey Led

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 28.391
Current Word Count: 32,922 (Up 4,531)

Lots of progress! Yay!! And the dragons are speaking to the humans again ... or at least one dragon is speaking to one human. That's progress, right?

The Chinook Shawl is by no means done but it's on hold for a bit while I work on some gorgeous gloves for a friend. I've gotten to learn a couple new things and that's always part of what I love about new projects. They always seem to teach me something interesting. This pattern is Fire and Ice Mitts and they're s much fun to knit. I keep wanting to do just one more row to see how the pattern comes out which turns into just one more row after just one more row. *laugh*

I didn't get any pictures of the back of the wrist warmers, despite my thought that it would be interesting. You can still see a couple of the small twist cable on either side though. Though if anybody ever doubted that cables pull your work tighter this picture leaves no doubt with its hourglass shape .... and now I'm thinking that this would be an awesome dress! *facepalm*

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Chinook Shawl and Fey Led Part 2

Fey Led (Working Title) - Rewrites
Previous Word Count: 25,636
Current Word Count: 28,391 (Up 2,755)

More progress! Trying to ignore the black hole feeling ...

I'm thrilled with how fast this is going along. I'm already on color 6 of 9 color changes. It has finally reached the point where the individual rows are starting to feel like they take forever but I just have to keep going because I 'really' want to see how the next row is going to look with the colors.

I have a commission for a dreamcatcher! So I've got all my things together and now I need to send the customer a picture before starting. Yay!