Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday Already? Here's My WiP!

Wow - the days are just flying by now!  That always seems to happen when the holidays are so close.  I have many projects I'd like to finish by Christmas...not sure how I'm going to get them all done!  Some are knitting, some are sewing...I'd like to do some baking too.  Hmmm...where to find the time?

A big thank you to Tami for hosting WiP Wednesdays on her blog!  Feel free to join in on the fun!

As if I didn't already have enough projects in my queue, I added another.  I had some of the wonderful Diamond Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Sport left over from making the cowl for my mother-in-law and I didn't want it to go to waste.  The solution: make a little scarf for my 18-month-old niece.  This was a great idea until I realized that I didn't have quite enough yarn left.  I didn't want to frog it so I just went and bought another skein and decided I would have to eventually find another project to use up the rest of it.

The pattern I'm using is the Baby Alpaca Scarf from Ravelry.  It's a 2x2 rib with a crocheted flower.  Super easy.  Super cute.



I've also been making progress on the red shawl - it's for my mom.  It was supposed to be for her birthday in May but I overestimated my skills so now it will be a birthday/Christmas present (I hope)!  I'm into reading the lace chart now which is new to me; luckily, I have a very knowledgeable coworker who was able to give me a crash course in reading the chart!  I'm not going to post any pictures because my mom knows it's for her and I don't want her peeking!  I will post it as an FO after Christmas.

4 comments:

  1. That scarf is adorable! I love the little flower for it. Don't you hate when a project that is supposed to use up your leftover yarn only results in buying more? It seems to happen to me all the time.

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  2. Your niece will be pretty as a picture in that adorable scarf. Maybe you can make her some cute little mittens to go with it if you have enough yarn.

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  3. I love that scarf, the picture makes me want to wrap it around my neck and scamper off with it!

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