Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday: New Stuff & Exciting News

I decided to make a destash version of the turtle I made last month on my Zoom Loom! This project is part of the Zoom Loom-along which is happening right now in the Woolery Ravelry group; I am using the instructions I received with the Turtle Critter Kit and various leftover bits of yarn to weave my squares. I might make more than the pattern calls for so that I can give different color combinations a try when it comes time to put everything together!

As I mentioned in my Stitches Midwest recap on Monday, I cast on for the Lory Shawl from Knitscene using one of my favorite yarns from Bijou Basin Ranch, Himalayan Trail.

As you can see, I'm not very far along - the shawl is knit long ways and I just finished the first ridge row, which took me a LONG time! It's been a while since I've used my Karbonz needles, so I was glad I could bust them out for this project.

I've also finished the first side of my Admiralty pillow for the Holla Knits KAL that's happening right now:

So far, I'm still enjoying the process, intarsia and all!

Also, last week I needed a travel-friendly project for knit night and decided to start a not-so-jumbo Jumbo Gnome (fun fact: there is a pattern sale happening on the Mochimochiland site, just enter SUMMEROFSQUEE at checkout for 15% off books and 20% off PDF patterns and kits)! I'm just using destash yarn to make a smaller worsted-weight version.

Last but not least, my Conversation Socks ebook was recently reviewed on one of my favorite blogs, Knitting Sarah - click here to check it out!


  1. Oh my, that turtle is going to be so cute!

  2. You have lots of fun projects going on! I just purchased a zoom loom a few weeks ago and really enjoy how easy and fast the squares are to make. Those little critters are so cute.

    1. Yes, it's kind of addictive (not to mention great for destashing)!

  3. Love all the WIPs! And now I am blaming you for my MochiMochi pattern buying craze :P