WIP Wednesday- Week #2

Well it’s that time of the week again. A day to show off all the many projects I’ve been working on. Too many, I think, lol 🙂

First off, and you’ll know this already if you’ve been keeping up with my posts (don’t worry, no hard feelings if you haven’t…I’m terrible for keeping up with other blogger’s posts myself!), I finished the scarf that I was making for my husband. I posted it as the free pattern this past Friday. You can find it HERE.

Secondly, I took apart the wrister (which was written about HERE, along with a photo) that I was working on, and the yarn from it has now been incorporated into a couple of other projects (some of it went into my husbands scarf, some of it went into granny squares).

Next, the Orange Cat Amigurumi is still on the back burner of my projects list. The photo and little blurb about it can be read HERE). I’m still considering ripping it apart and using the stuffing and yarn from it for something else. It’s just the safety eyes I used on it which I don’t want to trash.

My granny squares are slowly coming along. I won’t bother posting any photos of them this week. It would just be the same old squares over and over again. A bit boring to continually look at, I think.

I have made progress on the cozy for my container of hooks and needles. I’m not really sure what the next step will be yet. I was thinking to decorate it, maybe with flowers, ribbons or buttons. But nonetheless, here it is:

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And last, but not least, a couple of days ago I began working on a knitted hat. I’ve been calling it my “thinking cap”, as I turn to it when I need to think and figure things out, whether I’m thinking about a project I’m working on, or just life in general. It’s a very simple hat, worked on a circular needle. There is no pattern for it, just winging it. When it’s done it will fit a child. I’m using Red Heart Super Saver (using up my stash still until I can buy some different yarn) in Hunter Green. Perhaps when it’s finished I’ll write out the pattern for it and share it here on a Free Pattern Friday. Here’s a photo of that:

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It is my hope that by next Wednesday most, if not all, of my current projects will be done. But I wouldn’t waste breath on that, lol. I am sure I will find something else to add to this list of WIP’s 🙂

Until next time, keep on keeping on and have a hooktacular day!

Amanda

Granny Square Doll Blanket- My Current WIP

20150807_143927 This is my latest WIP. It’s a pattern called Granny Square Doll Blanket and can be found in the book Afghans To Knit & Crochet from Better Homes and Gardens (circa 1986: http://www.amazon.com/Better-Homes-Gardens-Afg…/…/0696015501 ). It’s a great way to use up all my left-over yarns, and the squares don’t take very long to make (about 10-15 mins per square). I love to make granny squares…just the tying in of the loose ends can be tedious at times. But the end result will be fabulous. I’m making the blanket slightly larger than what the pattern states the size should be. I’ve simply used different hook and yarn sizes. The pattern calls for a 3.75 mm hook and 3 ply sport weight yarn, whereas I am using a 4.5 mm hook and worsted weight yarn. Each square, following the patterns sizing is 2.5″ x 2.5″, and using my sizing, each square is 3″ x 3″. There will be 63 squares plus a border. The finished project will be (according to pattern sizing) 22.5″ x 29.5″, with border. Below is a photo I took of what the finished product will look like (note: this is not my work, this is the photo that appears in the pattern book). Click on the photo to take you to Amazon where you can purchase the book.

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Happy Hooking!

Amanda