09 November 2011

WIP Wednesday, and coming full circle

I don't participate in WIP Wednesday all that often because I frankly don't make much P by every Wednesday. 

Although, I do like looking back to see my projects grow.  I even feel quite chuffed with myself.

These last few weeks, I have had only small amounts of quality time with my yarn.  Usually about 30 minutes during the morning commute, and a bit on the weekends.  That being said, here's my latest.

CrochetStepping Stones Cardi
Totally mindless crochet.  I'm about 1.5 balls in (keeing in mind that the bwm yarn I am using comes in 200g balls).  I totally thought it was going to be too big and was dreading the prospect of frogging 484 metres of work... but when you get to the bit where you divide the work for the arm holes, it magically becomes the right size.  The armholes still seem a bit wide at the moment, but I reserve my final judgment until completion.

Black is so hard to photograph.  You get the gist though.
KnittingDifferent Lines I think I've made good progress with this project.  I've taught myself continental style, which I'm finding tons easier.  I now feel like I have control, whereas before all those loops were much more unruly.  How ugly are the back of colour changes though?  Ugh.  I am starting to run out of space on my circulars, so will have to wait until the longer set I have ordered in the mail get to me. I'm hoping I have enough yarn.  I'm making this in 8ply rather than the 4ply specified in the pattern.  I'm interested to see how this will effect the overall size of the piece, this being my first proper knitting project (because the evil scarf doesnt count).

garter garter garter
 Yarn Along
In one of my first posts when I began participating in yarn along, I was reading the 6th Skulduggery Pleasant book.  Then I went back to the start of the series and listened to the audio books all the previous books in the series.  So by coming full circle, I mean that as at today I have finished listening to Death Bringer.  It was read by a different person again which is super annoying.  Though it was nice to re-experience all 6 books in quick succession.  My mind is like a sieve, and I forget half of the things that happen in a book as soon as I put it down.  All I am generally left with is a vague impression of whether I liked it or not.  So, re-reading all these books has been like reading them for the first time! 
The sparrow flies south for the winter.
My favorite thing about this book is the banter between Skulduggery and Valkyrie.  And the dialogue throughout the whole thing is so engaging.  There are a couple of scenes which are just so cute and sweet.  When you read these books, you can really picture how the movie would look.  However, as much as I'd love to see these awesome characters on the big screen, I'm quite sure they'd get it wrong. 

And for your enjoyment, a few of my favorite quotes from this installment:
  • Skulduggery: For future reference this is my serious face. (It's funny because he has no face!  LOL)
  • Skulduggery: Are you in awe of me?
  • Skulduggery (about Valkyrie): My loyal and trustworthy combat accessory
  • Skulduggery: I cross the place where my heart use to be and hope to be deader than I already am.
  • Skulduggery: Look at the face I don't have and tell me if it looks like I care.  (Again, he has no face!!)
  • Gordon Edgley: ...a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a cardigan.
  • Skulduggery: Embrace your inner lunatic, fun times guaranteed.
So now that I am done re-reading (or listening to) SP, I am moving on.  Look what I found over the weekend! 

SQUEEEEEE!! (Alongside my failed attempt at taking a pretty yarn-along picture!)
I feel like a bad bad Pratchett fan though... I didn't even know when this baby was coming out!  It was only because I was having a browse through the bookstore (one of the very few left...) for something else... and it was my boyfriend who spied it!  My boyfriend who doesn't even like to read... at least he knows how much I love Pratchett.  And it's a Vimes book!  My favorite character!  Can't wait for the train ride home to crack this puppy open!!

As per usual, more WIPs at Tami's Amis and Yarn Along at Small Things.


  1. Oh your different lines shawl is looking great! I love the colors you arae using :)

  2. Love the shawl - but then I have become a bit of a fan of garter stitch since I made a log cabin blanket - there's something so wonderfully squishy and comforting about it :)

    Your crochet project is looking fab too

  3. SNUUUUUFFF! I still need to get that one. (bad, bad, bad me. I work in a bookshop for crying out loud.) And Vimes is my favourite character too! And I absolutely adore that shawl, have seen several of it pop up in various blogs now. It's lovely.

  4. You've done very well to get photos of yourself wearing the beginnings of a black cardi! Looks like you had to be quite acrobatic to get some of those shots!

    I hope it fits when it's all done!

  5. Your cardi looks lovely. I can't wait to see that finished.

  6. The cardi is lovely. I think it will fit :).

  7. Your cardi and your stripes shawl are beautiful!

  8. oooh those are very nice - look forward to some more cardi shots and I love the shawl with its pretty stripes.

  9. I love the stepping stones cardi, it looks great!