Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Today is WIP (Work in Progress) Wednesday, as titled by the fabulously talented Tami.

So I now share with you my current WIP, which is this Juliet scarf, knit using a lusciously soft Louisa Harding dk yarn. This, if I get it finished in time, will be my mother-in-law's Christmas present, but I'm finding it really hard going. It's knitting up slowly (it's really not as long as it looks!) and the 12-row pattern is so demanding of my concentration - and there is zero chance of learning it. It's not one for tv knitting that's for sure. I also fear the pattern isn't showing through as well as it should, even though I'm using the specified yarn and needles. Maybe blocking will sort that out? Either way, I really must press on with it, only 31 days until Christmas, yikes.

In other news I have this morning finished the Cabled Fingerless Gloves I had on my needles for my sister-in-law for Christmas. They are so soft and well fitting, I really want to keep them - but I won't as the yarn I ordered in my favourite grey colour has arrived waiting for me to cast these babies on for myself. First I must cast on my next Christmas project - to help break up the tricky scarf knitting - and I think it will be either the Mustard Scarf for a friend or the Lupo Beret for my youngest sister, hmmmm decisions decisions!

I have other stuff to show you, but I can't, as they are for my middle sister and I know she will be reading this, so you will have to wait until a) after Christmas and b) after her baby is born, hopefully around her March due date. Sorry!

This week I have also been playing with the fantastic new iPhone app for scrapbookers  - Sketches2Scrapbook. It's from the creator of Twisted Sketches and provides dozens of sketches and layout examples to kick start your inspiration while on the move. It's so simple but so handy and I love being able to find ideas to start off my layout while flicking through the images on my phone. Find more details about downloading the full version here, or simply search on the App Store on your iPhone. There's also a free lite version of 12 sketches if you'd rather try before you buy, but it's inexpensive and definitely worth it.

Last of all, don't forget to enter in my prize giveaway this week. You have until Sunday night to grab your chance to win a month's supply of Fairy goodness and the overall winner will also receive £50 worth of Mothercare vouchers (just think of the January sales!). More details here.

Stop by soon for some Photoshop play-around goodies. Bye for now :)


1 comment:

{ Emma } said...

Love those mits, they are gorgeous. Don't blame you wanting to keep them for yourself!!!