Excuses for not getting up my WIP Wednesday. I really should just start calling it my WIP Thursday post. But this week I actually have good reasoning. I spent 7 hours on post yesterday. I’m not sure how, the time went by pretty darn fast. But that 7 hours started at 6:30 am. I spent a few hours at the gym, went to lunch with the hubs, then ran a bunch of errands. Finally I got home, took a shower, cleaned my kitchen, then left for Knit Night! Back on post! Spent some time teaching some magic loop to a beginning knitter. Finally got home, stuck a pizza in the oven for dinner and my husband and I were so exhausted yesterday we both went to bed around 8:45. I say this lightly, but we really are an “old couple” sometimes! So, needless to say there was not a single moment to post on the blog.
I have a few things to talk about today. One I am very excited about! A few weeks ago I spent some time with a friend at her mother’s house and did a bit of yarn shopping. Probably my favorite purchase (out of the many!) was a Zauberball by Schoppel-Wolle. I didn’t want to wait to use it, and I decided I didn’t want to turn it into socks either. So the Magic Ball Shawl was born! Well conceived I guess, since it isn’t done yet. I’m knitting the pattern Revontuli. Interesting fact- Revontuli is the Finnish word for Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. And Zauberball is German for Magic Ball. Personally I think the two are a great combination, if only when you look at the meaning! But alas- they are a great combination on the needles as well! Can’t wait to finish it! After knitting the Citron I was really turned on by the shawl knitting process and have decided it is also a type of potato chip knitting. Now if I could only replace my snacking with it, that would be great!
Now the next picture should look familiar. It’s because it is the exact same picture I used two or three weeks ago. I haven’t made any progress on my Copy Cat Socks although I very much wish I was. Instead I was concentrating on getting another certain pair of never-end socks done (which I’m happy to say will be in my FO Friday post this week!). They are allowed to be posted about this week though, because I did get half a round done last night! I plan to work on them as soon as I am done posting too.
Other WIP is more like a reverse in progress. Here’s what my Amused sweater looks like now. Hopefully next week that will change! If you want to check out more crafty-goodness head over to the WIP Wednesday Meme!