Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Meet Me Halfway (Plus Something Extra)

Over the weekend, I made some major progress on my WIPs!

It was so nice on Sunday afternoon, I took my wheel out onto the back porch to spin and enjoy some of my husband's home brew. I managed to fill bobbin #2, start bobbin #3 and surpass the halfway point (weight-wise) in a matter of hours!
I also worked quite diligently on my shawl, and on Monday night I reached the halfway point! Now I am decreasing across the remainder of the shawl, and I'm hoping to have it done just before I leave for TNNA next week. It's definitely reached the hard-to-photograph stage, that's for sure!
Yesterday I decided to start knitting a brand-new pattern (the North Hollow Cowl by Robin Melanson) out of a brand-new yarn called Extra! The whole kit & caboodle arrived at my house last week (along with some other goodies I'll be sharing on future posts). They were sent to me to try out, which is a pretty nice perk of my job, I can't lie. It's hard to go wrong with Blue Sky Alpacas yarn, and I am already loving Extra. It was really hard to choose which pattern to make with my skein of yarn from the new collection, so I suspect I will be stashing more Extra to knit with in the very near future.
Last but not least, here's two needle storage ideas featuring my Thirty-One picks for today:
The Flat Iron Case (left) is great for storing straight needles, or you can use the Fold-It-Up Organizer (left) to store your fixed circulars, interchangeables, crochet hooks and other craft-related accessories! Both can be found in the "Accessories" section when you shop the site - click here to find out how to join my party!

For more great tips, check out my Craft Room Organization board on Pinterest!

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


  1. Nice progress! And I have that same little birdie project bag. :)

  2. The flat iron bag for straight needles is so clever! Also like your organizer bag.