Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday: New Projects!

I finally have some new WIPs to share this week! While they aren't the most thrilling projects in the world, it's nice to mix it up a little - I was starting to feel like I was writing the same post over and over again! 

First, I started Tyler's new scarf, which most likely won't be finished in time for this season. I am not a fan of knitting long rectangular scarves, so I'm guessing this will be a slow-burner which will hibernate every now and again. Also, it's not super-exciting to look at; while the pattern itself is fun to knit, the jet-black yarn doesn't allow for a whole lot of visual interest (plus, it's tough to photograph).
For some reason, I really hate using circulars to knit a rectangular scarf, despite the fact that I'll knit plenty of other projects flat on circs. It was also the perfect excuse to give these straight Cubics needles from Knitter's Pride a test drive! 

My other new project is a crocheted placemat using some Cascade 220 superwash yarn I snagged during the last Craftsy flash sale (it seems like they have one every few weeks, am I wrong?!). I used this free pattern I found on Ravelry, which is super-easy to memorize - hence I am zipping right along! 
I'm sad to report that all of this is at the expense of my (no longer) 30-day Sweater, which I more or less haven't touched since last week's post. This is mostly because I've been concentrating my crafting time on more time-sensitive projects, but I have also lost my mojo a little bit.

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

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