Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WIP Wednesday: All of the things!

This is the time of year when I  kick my holiday gift-making into high gear, which always poses an interesting problem where blogging is concerned. There are some gifts I can share because I'm pretty sure the person doesn't read my blog - and if they do, it's not readily apparent that said project is for them. Of course, there are still plenty of projects that I don't dare share til after the fact for fear of letting the proverbial cat out of the bag.

Luckily, I can say with a degree of certainty that my grandmother does not read my blog! I dreamed up a weaving project using my Zoom Loom; it's only a modest start, but I plan on making 18 squares total to stitch together into a pillow. I am using commercially spun yarn for the warp and my own handspun for the weft; depending on the number of color combinations I end up with, I will try to do some sort of patchwork pattern when it comes time to sew everything together.

On the bright side, I can continue making a few "selfish" projects here and there. I'll probably hold off on starting another sweater for a bit, but in the mean time, I can finally knit myself a pair of slippers with the yarn I won from the last Holla Knits! blog tour. It doesn't look like much below, but I am making Terry Morris' Mystery Slippers (a free pattern on Ravelry) with a skein of Yarn Hollow Gemini in Emerald:

Over the weekend, I also decided to try my hand at cutting up old t-shirts into yarn. I cast on for a stripy experimental rug using some ginormous #17 needles. I think they're the biggest I've ever used!

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!


  1. I'm intrigued how your rugs out of old t-shirts turn out! I might have to try making a few if you like how they look.

  2. darn ... now I want to cut up old t-shirts and make more stash!

  3. Ah tarn! I used the ginormous needles once, for a super bulky cowl, but I just found them awkward. I wish I could find some weaving mojo back :)