Wednesday, May 9, 2012

First Attempt at a WIP Wednesday

Yes, I am caving and participating in WIP Wednesdays. Partially because now that school is pretty much over, I can spend more time on my crafts, and partially because today I have a bunch of WIPs I can share.

First, I want to show you what exactly you were looking at in my last blog post:

A lot of you probably saw this the first time I discussed it, but I have since edited it a bit more. All those pictures from the last blog was me messing around with my camera at studio after I finished up. It really made me think about perspective and how we view art.

Back to the WIP's, I've had a pretty good chance to work on stuff this week, since my only real final is Friday. I have been very heavily working on my Springy Orange Socks, which are becoming my new favorite pair by far. It was so nice here last weekend and also Happy Hour at my local coffee shop so I decided to pack up my knitting and go there and sit on their patio. Me and my friend Lynnsay stayed for the whole Saturday afternoon!

Between knitting at the coffee shop and the last few days, I have managed to get the entire cuff and the heel flaps done on my socks. :)

Such a pretty color!

Besides knitting, I have been doing a bit of spinning, producing more amazing postcards, as well as getting quite a bit done. 

For those of you who read Pumpkin Spins, you may remember this from a post a while back. My good friend Ivy who writes the blog was having some issues with the merino (Basically...she hated it), so being the good friend I am I offered to ply it for her, and being the good friend she is she agreed and mailed it my way. Well I have since gotten 2 skeins plyed, each of about 100yds each. It's at about a worsted weight right now, but I really want to ply these 2 skeins together and get a bulky yarn to use for a cowl or something warm this winter.

May not be the best fiber, but the colors are gorgeous!

Along with the plying mission, I have also been working on another fiber, although I am taking a bit of a break from it. Once again, it's becoming more of a worsted weight -- I really want to get better at spinning thinner, but alas that has yet to happen. This is a blend of Merino and Tussah Silk that I got for my birthday last year and it's the most gorgeous purple with blues and yellows mixed in. This photo does no justice.


I have had a great catch up week craft wise, and I am so glad summer is almost here. Yes I will have one all-day-every-day-for-3-weeks class starting next week, and then a 7-4 job after that, but at least the homework will be very minimal so once I am done with those things I can do whatever I want for the rest of the day :) I hope everyone else is ready for summer like me!



  1. Oh the silk is just lovely! I bet it shines in person. I agree on the sock color. Such a happy color and they look beautiful!

  2. Woah you weren't kidding when you said you were getting a lot done! I love how your final artwork turned out, it looks amazing! I'm sure that you will get a great grade for it. I'm also really glad to hear that you are making some headway on the handspun, you are plying it perfectly! The Tussah silk is looking fantastic as well. I cannot wait to see what you end up doing next!

  3. I love that orange color for your socks and the pattern! Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces :)

  4. Sounds like a perfect Saturday afternoon! Love the orange - they'll be fantastic socks :)

  5. Your art piece is fabulous - I hope you have a space where you can keep it installed. it really deserves to be seen and enjoyed! Good luck on your final today and here to a fun and fiber filled summer!

  6. So many awesome things going on in your fiber world! I LOVE the orange socks, and your handspun looks gorgeous, as always. Merino/Tussah is totally addictive!

  7. Your socks are looking great-- that orange (tangerine?) color is so pretty.

    Knitting on the patio sounds nice, but I'm not quite ready for summer. We just don't get enough cold snuggly rainy days here

    I love Pumpkin Spins.

  8. Your orange socks are beautiful! I love socks and orange ones are super fun.

  9. I really love your art! Your socks look like they're coming along nicely, too.


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