Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday 1/23/13

Time to show off what's in the works although I will say I really only have a few small things to show. I'm getting ready to START some projects so you'll get a few yarn pictures, etc. The one project I'd love to show you that's the farthest along I can't because it's a secret test!! It's so so adorable and I can't wait until I can share it with you months down the road :)

And then there's one I'm making for a super secret swap in the Fresh Stitches group so you can't see that one either! So much suspense, I know!

Here's what's in the works that I CAN tell you about...(and apparently they're all green, don't ask...I have no idea how that happened)

Acorn Doll Blanket

My daughter is 17.5 months and at the age where pretend play as just exploded for her. She adores "feeding" her dolls and putting them to sleep, using her play kitchen and exercising her imagination everyday. She doesn't have any blankets specifically for her dolls, she keeps taking the kitty's blankets so that's where this project comes into play.

Kitchen Cushions

I made the jump into the addiction known as hexipuffs. I'm using worsted weight for mine to eventually use them as a set of kitchen chair cushions. I've only done one shade of green but I do have others on hand at the ready!

Cat Fish Toys

This is one of my charity projects for the year. I'm hoping to donate to the rescue organization where we adopted our adorable kittens Mac and Cheese. We adopted them when they were 3 months old and now they're nearly 5!! They're the "original kids" in this house so an active toddler is a huge adjustment for them. One of the reasons I chose cat TOYS as opposed to other things is because we received a crocheted cat toy when we adopted Mac and Cheese and to this day, I still have it. It's sort of a sentimental "baby toy" that reminds of the day we brought them home :)

Onwards to the "here's what's coming up" part of things:

Temperature Scarf
I've stared at this for awhile and watched it gained popularity. Yesterday I saw that Bernat is doing a KAL/CAL for it so I figured, "Hey, why not" and have decided to join in. Obviously I'm nearly a month behind so I need to record January's temperatures and get going! Here's the yarn I'm using:

It was originally put aside for a Kumasi throw but being that I'm on a yarn diet this year (no purchases allowed), I'd hate to start the throw and get stuck having to leave it as an UFO because I run out of yarn. That and we have more than enough blankets around here. Plus, I haven't made a scarf in a long while!

EDITING because I started this when I took a break from writing this post! Here's the first 10 days of January...almost caught up!

Spring Semester Cowl
I love Tiny Dino yarns and I'm planning to whip up this cowl to use THIS season now that the frigid temperatures of winter have FINALLY kicked in!

Petunia the Patio Monster
I'm taking part in a little challenge to make all the monsters in Rebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted Monsters so I've decided it's Petunia's turn to come to life!


  1. oh such pretty WIP's, i love the colours of your temperature scarf - super pretty xx

  2. Wow, you are sure to keep busy with all that activity! I am tempted by the temp scarf, but I don't have a lot of yarn in the same weight but different colors. So, I will admire from a distance.

  3. My goodness. I thought I had a lot of WIPs. :-D I love the little doll blanket. I used to do the same things as your daughter with my dolls when I was a little girl.

  4. What great WIPS and LOOOVELY yarn. I am contemplating doing the temperature scarf but am wanting to start in the spring so the colors at the end are similar with all the color changes in the middle :) It's weird, I know... but eh - my family would expect nothing less LOL

  5. Your temperature scarf looks great so far! I love your catfish toys.