Wednesday, 3 August 2011

WIP Wednesday 52: I Haz ....











....motivational Fail. The weather is fabulous this week, hot and sunny; they threaten that it will break tomorrow, with thunderous downpours that may cause flooding.

I have motivational fail when the weather is great, as it's too good to waste being indoors doing housework, plus the kids are playing outside with water and are in and out every 3 seconds tracking dust and other assorted muck across the floors. Plus I like to snooze in the sun.

I have motivational fail when it's cold and raining because ... well, because on a day like that ? why even bother to get out of bed. And of course, if you don't get out of bed then you can't see the housework that needs to be done. This is what's known as a win/I need Kim & Aggie situation.

Uber-cool Brother's reception of his scarf has confirmed his Knitworthy status, although the color was not quite right; so he selected, and Belo paid for, this:


100g/400m of Squash 4ply sock yarn by The Skein Queen, in the colorway 'Aunt Betty's Pond'; which I found at The Yarn Cafe, who had it at my door in 2 days, along with some Haribo sweeties and a sachet of cappuccino mix - a lovely touch, and quirkily appropriate for a 'Cafe'. All I need to do now is find a suitable stitch pattern: not full-on lace, but maybe a few holes would be OK; I like the idea of some kind of scroll pattern - I liked the Flame Chevron, but I don't feel the need to repeat its use so soon. Suggestions, please ....

And my main WIPs are progressing; we luffs the blue one (although it looks odd here as I took the photo under thunderclouds this evening): chunky wool on 6 1/2mm needles, it knits up fast ....


And we quite likes the lilac one, having got to grips with the user-unfriendly way that the pattern's written; please don't notice the goof where Transformers 2 was getting too exciting ...


And this WIP ... all I can say about him is that it's bluddy lucky he's so good-looking.


I can almost guarantee that you'll see motivational Wins over at Tami's Amis, celebrating one year of WIP Wednesdays already !

17 comments:

  1. Wow the yarn in this post is so lovely! Drawn to the lilac and blue as always but he green is definitely great as well. Everything seems to be progressing nicely and the dog is a sweetie-pie.

    Take care and I'll see you in a bit!

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  2. Quite the handsome dog indeed!

    My suggestion: keep the yarn close by, pet it once in a while and coo to it. It will let you know what it wants to be.

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  3. Your dog is gorgeous!
    I don't blame you for not wanting to knit. It's so hard with all the distractions and the heat. All your projects look great and I'm sure they'll wait for you.

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  4. That Aunt Betty's Pond yarn is to die for, the richness of the colour is just amazing. I hope you find the perfect pattern for it. And I love the blue WIP, too, the stripes look great and yay for fast-workin' chunky yarn!

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  5. It's always important to know when someone is knit-worthy! There are people who I'd never knit for because they just don't realize how much time it takes. I definitely approve of people purchasing their own yarn for a project, too. =D

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  6. A mid-summer knitting slump is perfectly normal :) and everything you are working on is perfectly lovely!

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  7. What an adorable dog! :) Good luck on finding a suitable pattern- Ravelry is my only suggestion!

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  8. No slump in the knitting, just the housework got *more* slumpier: I have my priorities right LOL

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  9. All of your works-in-progress look fantastic!!! I love the yarn you use, and your doggie is handsome!
    Best of luck finding the perfect pattern. :D

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  10. Love love love the blue. and that lovely green sock yarn. Sorry I have no patterns to suggest.

    thanks for visiting my blog too :D

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  11. Love the yarn choice. As for a pattern, I like Cerus if you can stand all that linen stitch, or otherwise Henry. But I'm maybe too conservative :)

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  12. Great WIP's and yummy yarn. I love the cold/raining bit. I have been using that to avoid housework for years and it has worked every time.

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  13. those all sound like legitimate non-knitting reasons to me ;)

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  14. I love that yarn! I have a weakness for yarn that shade, though I've never had the opportunity to buy any. Can't wait to see how it knits up for you!

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  15. That yarn for your brother, who even paid for it! Is stunning.

    Love the other two wips as well.

    Hope to see some FO's soon!

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  16. I love the yarn he picked! I cant wait to see whT you do with it.

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  17. Oh wow, that Skein Queen yarn is beeeyoootiful! Can't wait to see what it becomes.

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