Friday 26 June 2015

Weekend WIP Along.......many WIPs on the needles.

Happy Friday, my friends!!!!! How have you all been doing the last week? I'm posting a bit later in the week as I've been extremely busy. The last few days I've been getting the house ready to put up for sale, sorting, cleaning and de-cluttering. I've also been working full-time due to staff shortages and annual holidays but one good thing about going to work, there is a fantastic coffee shop next door where they sell the most amazing coffee with their own homemade caramel syrup using Maple syrup. It is delicious!!!!!!

This morning whilst looking through Instagram, I came across a post from Little House in the Corner, who said she was hosting a Weekend WIP Along over on her blog, also called, Little House in the Corner. I don't know how I've missed this lovely blog for so long, she always has some gorgeous projects on and off the needles.

I have many WIPs on my needles at the moment, I don't seem to be able to stop casting on new projects, after seeing Shelley's WIP Along, I thought I'd share a few that I'm going to be working on over the weekend.

As you can see in the above photo, I have cast off my Farmhouse Shawl and just need to add the fringe so hopefully that will be finished over the weekend. It's all blocked ready and is a very large shawl, perfect to wrapping around yourself on cooler, summer evenings on the beach.

I have ordered some more Drops Nepal to knit another Farmhouse for my youngest daughter, who really loved mine and wanted one for her holiday too.

Paige wanted a two colour shawl in neutral colours, I've changed the increases for this one down the centre , instead of YO's, I'm M1R and M1L. I really like the look of this so I'll be doing this on my next Farmhouse Shawl.

Next up is another new project, this shawl is for a swap I've joined, organized by Elisabeth. I've never done a swap like this before and I'm quite nervous, hoping my swap partner will love her shawl as much as I'm enjoying knitting on it.

This is the only time I'm going to show you this until it's finished now and I'm not saying what the pattern is either, hehe, I'll keep you in suspense a while as it's a surprise swap. The yarn I'm using is wonderful to knit with and is very soft, it's Yarn Pony's Show Pony 4ply and is 50% merino and 50% silk.

These are my WIPs I'll be concentrating over the weekend, though I have many more on the needles. I thought I would also share this photo of the books I've been buying over the last few weeks with the intention of reading them over the coming summer months.

I'm also going to link to Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along, have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back next week with some more WIPs and maybe some FO's :-)




Shelley said...

What gorgeous projects you have on the go. Thank you for your kind words and linking in. Hope you can join in next week too.
I love the colour of your deep purple yarn it's totally lush!

Monica said...

I would love to try that farmhouse shawl. I think I will check it out at any rate. and thanks for the lead on the blog! :)
Good luck with the sale of your home!

Monica said...

The link to the shawl goes back to Little House in the Corner blog... Is it to be found somewhere on her blog?

Lazy Days & Sundays said...

Hi Deb

Lots of lovely WIP's going on. I'm more crocheting and cross stitching than knitting at the moment. Have used Drops Nepal in the past for a little jacket for a friends grandson. It's gorgeous isn't it. Have lots of books sitting on the bedside table for reading over the summer including David Nicholls US. Have read a couple of Rosanna Ley's novels in the past and they were both very good.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING that purple!!!!!!

Una said...

I love the farmhouse shawl. Like you, I try to avoid YO increases. Your method is much better.

Caffeine Girl said...

I am quite familiar with having lots of WIPs. I figure it's a way of life.
You are such a fast knitter! I cannot believe the number of shawls that have flown off your needles this year.
Your swap partner is very lucky! Everything you make is beautiful!

Jo said...

Loving the purple. Great to see your projects Jo x

Anonymous said...

Great to see your WIPs, I have so many at the moment too! Am taking a weekend off from a large commission I'm working on as too tired to concentrate on it, so going to work on an easy WIP I think, I love working on shawls, it seems you do too! Great to see you love to read as well, I have about 10 library books waiting to be read and my husband is getting some more today that I have reserved, including the Saffron Trail! Perhaps we should compare notes on it and see if we both enjoy it!

harknessangels said...

I love the Farmhouse Shawl....great color on your swap shawl. Great summer reads!

Stefanie said...

Lots of lovely knitting and reading going on on your end. That is a terrific pop of color for the swap shawl. Your partner will love it! I will check out that blog.

elns said...

The shawls look beautiful. I love the neutrals as much as the purple. Enjoy your summer reads and knits.

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