Wednesday, 15 June 2011

WIP Wednesday

I thought I might do an update on all my current WIPs, because I haven't posted any in a while. I did finish my snuggly socks yesterday, so I'm going to tell you all about that, but I might save that so I actually have a FO Friday post this week!

First my Central Park hoodie:
I'm really pleased with how this is going, it's a good first sweater. I'm a bit worried about it fitting me, because this yarn is pretty thin for aran, so I'm not sure how it's going to come out when I block it. Also I'm not entirely sure how to block a 20% wool, 80% acrylic blend. I guess I have a while to figure that out though, but I'm hoping to finish this over the summer, ready for winter.

Then my tatty teddy bookmark:
This is so close to being finished, I just need to finish the backstitch and then attach the backing. The only problem is, I can't focus on it (and by that I mean my eyes can't focus!). I think I need an eye test...

I did cast on something to day, with the yarn that's left from my socks.
It's a preemie baby hat. My university Knit-a-soc (knitting society) has a charity project trying to collect as many preemie hats as possible for the special care baby unit at our local hospital. I've been meaning to make a few for ages, and I got just the push I needed when I joined the Nerd Wars group on Ravelry, since they have a challenge called "No More Naked Newborns"

That's everything I have on my needles that I am actively working on, and I want to get it finished then I can start some of the new stuff I'm planning! To see more WIPs, have a look here

10 comments:

  1. You might find that just chucking it through the washer/dryer will sort the hoodie out. You certainly don't want to kill the acrylic by over-steaming, not for a cardigan.

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  2. I agree with Tink on the blocking.
    Your CPH is wonderful. I love that pattern.
    Your bookmark is adorable.

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  3. Washer/dryer is a good bet, but if you're careful not to oversteam, you should be ok with steam blocking. I'd try the washer trick first then see if it needs anything else.

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  4. I checked out Nerd Wars too, and it looks like a fun group. Thanks for the tip. Your sweater looks awesome.

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  5. You are one busy knitter! Your CPH is gorgeous.

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  6. Oh my central park hoodie. I brought that pattern ages ago and had completely forgotten about it - must dig it out. The bookmark is very cute and looks like many hours of work x

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  7. Lovely! *Goes off to check out Central Park Hoodie*

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  8. Great projects, looking forward to seeing your central park hoodie, it is a pattern I am tempted by.

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  9. Are you sure it's your first sweater? It's looking great!

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  10. Wow, that sweater is looking AWESOME so far. I can't believe it's your first!

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