WIP Wednesday: Multiplying Like Rabbits

It’s Wednesday! Time for my weekly progress report and my link-up to the Yarn Along over at Small Things.

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The Hook

There absolutely nothing to report on this front. I haven’t touched my crochet hook all week.

The Book

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I’m still reading Embracing The Body by my friend Tara. Slowly. Very slowly. Probably too slowly, if I’m honest. I can’t help it, really. Most of the pages are looking like this:

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See all the blue? It’s good stuff, folks! Really! I’ve gotten to a chapter that frightens me a little, and so I’ve been standing on the cusp of it for a few days. Funny, really, as one of the recent “Touch Point” excercises at the end of a chapter was to stand on the edge of something. Hmm. Perhaps I should revisit that. It might help me to move forward.

Speaking of moving forward…

The Needles

Now that the little sweater I was knitting is off the needles…

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…my WIPs seem to be multiplying like rabbits!

I’m still working on the Baktus.

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It’s now approximately 15 inches wide and getting hard to photograph.

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I cast on for a cute, purple baby hat this week. It will be donated to Seattle Children’s as part of their CLICK for Babies campaign. My LYS picked CLICK for this year’s charity project. The project provides parents with purple hats and information on preventing shaken baby syndrome. You can read more about it on their website. I’ll be making several of these hats in the next few months.

If that weren’t enough, I also started a Milo (dark blue) for Tikki Knits’ “Milo May” and swatched for a me-sized sweater!

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A monogamous knitter I am not! Ha! Soon I’m going to have to start a zoo of monsters for upcoming birthdays. I promised my nephew a rainbow Hugo the Couch Potato Monster! His birthday is in early September, so I best get cracking on that.

So, what are you working on? Do you have a case of startitis, too? Tell me about it in the comments.

Have a great Wednesday!

~Janet

WIP Wednesday: Two In A Row

Woohoo! I’m linking up with the Yarn Along two weeks in a row! Such a silly, simple, yet daunting accomplishment. I might just get the hang of this blogging thing yet. 😉  On to my progress report.

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The Hook

I’ve made no progress here this week as I’ve been mostly focused on knitting. I’ve made great progress in that area. Still, here’s a gratuitous picture of my afghan in progress.

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One day, it will completely cover the bed. I may be 80 at this rate, though. 🙂

The Books

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Truth be told, I haven’t done much reading this week, either. Gah! I love both books. It’s that old “read or knit” conundrum, and knitting has been winning out.

The Needles

So here is where the bulk of my free time has been going.

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If you’ll remember, last week I only had the collar of this little sweater completed. Today, I’m nearly to the hem! I’m trying desperately to beat little one’s arrival, or finish it as soon after little one is born as possible. Ive been searching for a bit of lace to add to the hem, but can’t come up with a pattern I like or that fits the stitch count. Next time I knit one of these, I’ll pick a lace pattern earlier so I can accommodate it when working the underarm section where it won’t be obvious. In the mean time, I think I’ll finish this off with the garter hem in the pattern.

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It may not be obvious in the photo, but I’ve made significant progress on my Baktus. The progress seems to go slower as the rows get wider. I suppose that’s true for any shawl…er…scarf… Scawl? Sharf? Whatever you want to call it. I’m loving the colors in this yarn, although I’m really hoping my friend doesn’t find it too rough around her neck.

That about does it for me this week. What are you crafting or reading? Let me know in the comments, or, better yet, come join us over at the Yarn Along!

Have a great Wednesday!

~Janet

WIP Wednesday: Through The Portal

Hey! It’s still Wednesday! Time for my link up to the Yarn Along. Here is what I’m knitting and reading, and dare I admit that I was doing both at the same? When you can’t put down your knitting, and you really can’t put down your book (or tablet, in my case), doing both is the only option. 😉

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The Book

I mentioned before Advent that I had I was starting a new book by a brand new author called Portals of Water and Wine. I only read the first chapter and then paused for Advent. Well, I restarted it last night from the beginning, and I’m hooked! I love it! It’s the kind of book where I find myself coming up for air and realize hours have passed. In fact, I liked it so much that I drained the battery on my tablet and had to continue on my phone. 🙂 Portals is in the fantasy genre, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, if if you like that sort of story and would like to support a new author, check it out.

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The Needles

I’m making good progress on my Beyond Puerperium cardigan. I’m trying to have it done by Saturday so I can get it mailed. I decided to borrow from another of the designer’s patterns (TAMA) and joined the cardigan in the round after dividing for the sleeves.

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And now it is Thursday…well, by 30 minutes.

Have a great rest of your Thursday!

~Janet