When a problem comes along…

You must WIP it!!! Thank you to my lovely husband for reminding me of that chorus 🙂

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It’s that time again, to see where I have progressed on my projects! I will say that with some dedicated time to knitting at a World Wide Knit in Public event and a Stitch and Bitch meetup, I’m feeling good with my progress. Add in some Cardinals baseball on ESPN (thank goodness they showed that instead of the Reds for at least one night!) and the World Cup and you’ve got some high quality knitting time.

First up, the Midsummer Baby Blanket for my future niece.

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The slipped stitch pattern is giving the blanket an extra squishy feel, perfect for a baby girl.

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And the texture on this side is just knobby enough to make it interesting. I almost think the colored bumps look like little flowers.

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I’ve got about 5 more rows in the blue, then on to another color change. The slip stitch pattern is eating my main color yarn quite quickly. I may have underestimated the amount I would need. We shall see. I did buy an emergency back up skein while at Sophie’s on Saturday.

I did cast on (sort of) for the Nice & Knit Knit Along.

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It’s the Whispers pattern. I knit a gauge swatch on US 7s and it was too loose, so I tried again with US 6s. I’m liking this better. The pattern says to block the gauge swatch to get a true measurement. Is this true? Should I do this? This will be my first knitted garment that has to actually fit me, so maybe I will.

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I’ve also been knitting a little bit on my Follow Your Arrow shawl I started a while ago.

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This is NOT  mindless knit, unless I’m on my resting row. I really have to pay attention and this is not good when trying to knit and talk. I do love the way this is shaping up. I’m about halfway through clue 4B.

Lastly, as I’ve been exploring the blog world more and more, I have noticed people posting some about the books they are reading. I think this is a work in progress as well. I’ve picked up the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis as a summer pool read.

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I found this giant thing at Half Price Books and it has all the books in it!! I don’t remember if I read this as a child or not, but I’m starting with the Magician’s Nephew and hoping to work my way through them. Just a little more distraction from getting back to my Harry Potter 🙂

That’s all the progress I’ve made since the last WIP Wednesday post. It’s tough to balance my selfish knitting with gift knitting, especially when the yarn on the projects for me is soooooo heavenly.

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v’s & bumps,

Jenna

PS. Linking up with Tami, Nicole, & Ginny.

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12 thoughts on “When a problem comes along…

  1. That is a really beautiful baby blanket. It looks so squishy and comfy.

    I read the Narnia books as a child and have been wanting to reread them. Enjoy!

    1. The blanket is certainly coming along. I was really surprised at how squishy it is being that it’s in 100% mercerized cotton which feels a little slick and slightly hard on the skein. But in the blanket its certainly softening up.

    1. I hope it doesn’t lie!!! I am nervous to spend all this time knitting the thing and then not have it fit…I guess a good thing about knitting is that it can always be undone 🙂

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