Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIP Wednesday: More unusual than usual

I'm not sure how this is possible, but I really haven't made much progress on my WIPs since last week. When I finally picked the Mountain Moss Shawl back up, I managed to totally bungle the few rows I eked out, which means I am now in the midst of undoing that work and have basically broken even since last week's post.

My Emmanuelle Sweater has made some progress since last week; the sleeves are now completely finished; they looked misshapen and I was worried I'd have to frog back and re-knit the sleeve caps, but luckily a good blocking set things right. I've cast on for the back piece and have gotten past the ribbing and even started the increases, though I suspect it'll be slow going as I focus on gift-centric projects for the next month. 

Of  course, Tilly wanted to photobomb my WIP shoot this morning - I'd like to think she's trying to help me in some way, but really she's just hoping I'll feed her early (and then maybe forget that I did so, and then feed her again at the correct time...).

Over the weekend, I started a crochet seahorse to give my hands a break from too much knitting - it currently looks like a bowling pin, however! On Monday night, we lost power just as I was sitting down to work on a project. Determined to crochet no matter what, I gathered what few candles I could locate (note to self: stock up on candles for next time) and was all set to squint my way through the pattern when, lo and behold, the power came back on.

In our particular neighborhood, this happens every summer at the height of a heat wave, almost always around 9pm when we are feeding the cats. We were pretty fortunate this year, as our power was restored within an hour - last year, our block's transformer exploded in a fiery ball that took hours to extinguish! Afterwards, they installed an extra transformer which was supposed to prevent future laid plans, right? Considering it only happens once a year, however, I'll still count myself lucky. 

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

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I've been looking for a new shawl to knit for myself in between other things. Might have just found it, so thanks for that!