Thursday, April 23, 2009

Status report

Mission: Zero WIPs
Status: 2 down, 2 to go

Item #1


Yarn: *No brand name, sorry. This was started before I knew such things were important, ie. my first knitting project of all time.*
DK - 8 ply mercerized cotton, 4 skeins
Sport - sparkle cotton tape, 3 skeins
Needles: 5.5 mm and 5 mm straights
Size: 34"-36" bust

Item #2
Bayerische Socks:

After 2 years, this is a real relief to be done with.

Pattern: Bayerische Socks

Yarn: Knitpicks Palette, 2 skeins
Needles: 2 mm dpns
Size: Woman's 8

Have a great weekend everyone. Must. resist. casting. on.

Sorry for the rather short post, blogger's being extremely uncooperative.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Zero WIPs? Possible or Impossible?

I'm on a mission. A mission to get my cobwebbed WIP count to zero.

Twiggy Tweed - 70% done
Cropped Jacket - 35% done (heading for the frog pile)
Bayerische Sock - 75% done
Purple Halter - 95% done

Attempt one:
Purple Halter mosaic
**Clockwise from top: 1. Trying it on (photo courtesy Rambling Roses) 2. Blocking 3. Blocking 4. Sewing the back casing to hold a strip of elastic [more pics here]

I thought the front was perhaps a repeat or two short.
But the incredible group of knitters that I've luckily met in Dubai voted that it was a-ok : Thank you girls!

Yes. There are other people who knit in the UAE.
Thanks to Ravelry, I tracked them down and they're a delightful group of fun gals from all over the world, who like nothing more than to get their knit on!
We've got a Sock KAL in the works with
Lorna's Laces One Hank Socks.

Some of the gorgeous knits at the KO:

Knit out

**1. Jhocy's Clapotis - modelled by Jackie 2. Jhocy's Leyburns

Jhocy, Jackie, Jennifer, Caroline, Preeti, Hala, Debbie, Gilly it was a pleasure meeting y'all and I can't wait for the next meet up!

Okay I did get distracted from the big WIP mission:


These are FOs, so they don't count right? So yeah other than that, go ME! =D

We've had such lovely weather lately, kinda shocking since its already April and normally we'd be peeling off layers instead of piling them back on.

A steady downpour, whooshes of hail - that scared my cat out of its wits - and strong winds have been dithering over Dubai.
I managed to capture these while staring, mouth agape, at the torrents of rain beating down on the streets.

Dubai skies

I love rain (go figure) and I miss it dreadfully since coming back home so I hope it lasts.

Have a fantastic week everyone. How many WIPs have y'all got ruminating at the back of your cupboards eh?

** - all mosaics created using this.