Quick WIP

Must knit…will not make it. But, I said I’d do a WIP it Wednesday and it’s always nice to share projects even if it takes a little of my knitting time away. Not like I’m kidding anyone here; my children are awake so I’m not very productive at this moment in time.

This is as far as I’ve come on my Olympian Cardi. I could make endless excuses for it. It’s a custom gauge and experimenting as I go! Look at all of that twisted rib! I have to make a larger size! I could keep going. But at the end of the day, dividing my time and having other things to do is what really did this project in. It will be finished, but probably not in time for the end of the olympics. But hey, I tried, right? I’ll have to post up pictures again on Sunday so I can show off how far I got.

I am not a master of the mirror photo, apologies for the craptacular picture. I wanted to show off how well the yoke is fitting and exactly where I am on the body.

The more I think about it, the more I realize just how ambitious of a project this was for just over two weeks’ worth of time. Especially when it’s not the only thing I’m working on. But really, wasn’t the the point of the Ravelympics? To try and finish something that it would be very difficult to do in that amount of time?

Moving on.

You can see the old colors I’ve photographed before peeking out from the bottom. I’m more then a third of the way done, but not quite a half. I’m not really sure how long an afghan should be. I’m thinking I’m still going to run short on yarn before I get this finished. *grumble grumble grumble*

Yesterday I hinted at a WIP that is not knitting or crochet. I’ve been working on making custom art work for The Girl’s room as well as a piece for our living room. So far, I’ve gotten to the above point. I bought fabric at Ikea while we were in the Dallas area, and I already had the stretched canvases from Hobby Lobby sitting around. They’ve been gathering dust for two years now. So far, this has been really simple: cut fabric, staple to frame. Repeat. The next step is where the fun will come in. I want to add texture and interest through embroidery. I’m still not sure how this will work, but it will. When I finish, I’ll be sure to blog it.

And that wraps it up! I hear my cardigan calling. Back to work after I make dinner.

1 Comment

  1. SusanB-knits says:

    Your cardigan is coming along nicely. I didn't try to do anything for the Olympics this year, maybe next year.I can't wait to see how your picture turns out!

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