Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP WEDNESDAY #3

Thanks to a wise decision to participate in Work-in-Progress Wednesday, I not only found my mojo, but am inspired...Really Inspired... to live knit up to all the lovely coments I recieved on last weeks report.
Thank You. THANK YOU Very Much!

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Lollipops are off the needles...


and Estonian Garden Lace rolls along.


I have completed one side and am ready to pick up stitches on the other side and move toward completion.
Only 78 rows ans 168 beads to be threaded left to go...

Allegheny is born

 and just like a new mother, I am adjusting to a newness of a yarn that is not behaving the way I expect it to. 5 swatches later trying to get the right gage and we have found something that works. Shelter, the called for yarn for this dress, is all the rage at one of my Local Yarn Shops, but I'm rather thinking I should gone with my gut and chosen something different.  As I stood in line with my arms craddling a bundle of the Faded Quilt colorway Shelter not at all liking the texture or elastisity of it, serveral other patrons of the LYS comented to me how WONDERFUL Shelter Yarn is... one even..reached out and touched it with almost a drool. I feel somewhat  like that new mother that reads too many parenting books and forgets she has natural instincts to call upon when figuring out what works for her. Or perhaps, I am more like the teenager that sucumbs to peer pressure...

Either way, too much invested to turn back...and I do so love the colorway.
Find the good in everything you do and all things have a way of working out just fine...
...often even for the better.



14 comments:

pinkundine said...

I won a skein of shelter in a giveaway and, as much as I liked it, there was plenty about it I didn't love. The texture isn't my usual style, so I know what you mean on that front! The colours are gorgeous though.

Love your lollipop socks, so fun :)

Yarn Changer said...

Your Estonian Garden Lace is just great! I haven't felt Shelter yet. I'm with you on scratchy not being my thing.

Carole said...

I've not heard of shelter yarn before, I shall have to investigate I think - the colour is very nice.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Just love the lollipops! So cheerful.

From what I've read about Shelter on Jared Flood's blog, it's not very processed. So the yarn may soften up over time and washing and might turn out to be your very favourite! I know my Briggs & Little is that way!

Sam Findlay said...

Brilliant socks! Yay for your mojo!!

Chrisknits said...

Love the socks!!! Such a cheery colorway. Good luck with the Shelter project. I am finding I need to do more listening to my inner knitter and thus avoid the mistakes I make. Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprise by the FO.

paula said...

Awesome socks, as predicted. Your Estonian lace is also utterly gorgeous! Sorry to hear you're not loving working with the Shelter, but rest assured you could unload it on Rav in the blink of an eye and probably for what you paid. Just in case. :)

Denise said...

Love your shawl, it will be lovely. I can't work with scratchy yarns, my fingers break out in tiny blisters.

Hopefully, you will like the yarn better as you go along.

sue said...

Loving your socks, checked out your dress pattern, looks like a fun knit. Love the yarn you've chosen

In answer to your question South of France week tomorrow for 2 weeks - can't wait!!

Paula said...

Good to hear you've been inspired :o)
I simply love your Lollipop socks, so cute!

RugbyMad said...

I LOVE YOUR LOLLIPOPS. If I ever needed inspiration to knit socks, those are it.

geeky Heather said...

The lollipop socks are adorable, especially the way you've photographed them! =)

That shawl...wow. Beautiful.

SimonSimple said...

Lovely bit of advice at the end and lovely projects all through out. The socks are fabulous.

Frieda said...

Love the lollipop socks and the shawl is just amazing ! Hope that the Shelter yarn works out , it is a lovely colour ...