Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Work-in-Progress Wednesday

So, my plan for today was to share with you the Choose Your Own Dragon Adventure that I'm working on as part of the Dragon CAL that freshstitches is doing on Ravelry... But then I finished him last night! My plan is to donate him to The Purple Stitch Project. I'll share pictures of him here on Friday!

In the meantime, I'm still working on the legwarmers for a friend at work. I have one done now! I'm just working on the second. I tried to set a goal of three inches per day, but I'm falling behind on that.

Super-Easy Leg Warmers

Even though I'm not quite making my goal, it's coming along faster than the first one did!! (I started it in May and just recently finished it...)

Currently, I'm reading Russel Brand's book, My Booky Wook. I bought this a long time ago, and am just getting around to reading it! I'm only in the second chapter, but it's pretty good so far.


Up next is a project that I don't actually have on my needles quite let, but it's in the planning stage. I got this bear with a sweater at our county fair for $1. I bought him solely for the purpose of attempting to replicate his sweater for my Build-a-Bear. It'll be a little tricky to do, because I want to use larger needles and worsted weight (I think this sweater is DK weight). And also, this bear is larger than the bear I want to make it for. So it'll be "roughly based on" this design. I plan on donating the bear to a ministry that my church does for helping out with migrant workers and other Hispanic families called Puente de Esperanza (Bridge of Hope) when I'm done with it.


The second photo shows the color more accurately. I don't know if any of you have ever worked with this yarn, but it's so super soft!! I love it! I used it to make a Link hat for a different friend at work.

Head over to Tami's and Ginny's for more WIPs!! 

-CH

14 comments:

  1. well that will be a challenge. good luck on the bear sweater. :) and the green will be great, i think!

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    1. Thanks!! I plan to post the pattern for free as soon as I finish it!

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  2. Those are some vivid leg warmers! Wow!

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    1. I know! It's the color she requested.. Reese's cup orange. As long as she's happy, I could care less!

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  3. I can't wait to see how the sweater turns out! :)

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  4. Best of luck on the sweater! I've used a few of the Deborah Norville yarns for different projects and have really been happy with them. Super soft, yes. :)

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  5. Cute stitch marker for the leg warmers! Love the color and I bet your friend will love them. Good luck with inventing the sweater for your bear, I am sure you can do it.

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    1. Thanks! That's one of the stitch markers that my sister and I made, so it's nice to hear a compliment!

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    1. Beautiful, I'm just adventuring into the world of making my own. I bought tons of Fimo the other day, but I'm rubbish at it. I tried to make a millefiori cane and ended up with a grey mess that is going to have to turn into sheep! Argh.

      I've done a Follow Friday style blog-post today, and I've featured your blog on it. I'd love it if you could recommend three blogs to me that you love to read, but if you don't have time that's no problem at all. (The blog is www.plutoniummuffins.com if you want to check it out.)

      Thank you for being a source of inspiration to me!

      Corrie xx

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  7. love the legwarmer's color!

    what a wonderful thing you're doing with your bear sweater project - i hope it's not to complicated of a pattern to figure out!
    good luck!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! It might end up just sort of "generally based on" this one. Haha. Oh well! I just want a teddy sweater with cables really.

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