This Week in WIPS

I sort of finished a few things this week, but nothing is completely finished and ready to be posted. So instead I am just going to show off the current works in progress I have been working on this week.

First up is this test project I’m working on which is a tee shirt made using Tunisian crochet. I’m really happy that I found this color way in Lion Brand Mandala Ombré yarn (because the color way is named Happy, which is only a pun that makes sense if you knew that ahead of time), and I can’t wait to finish and take pictures with my actual camera, because the iPhone camera does not do these colors justice.

I’ve also pulled out a really old, giant WIP. This is the Happy Little Stitch Along by Kari Warning of 8 Bit Stitch. Actually, it was a stitch along when I started. Now you can just get the pattern all in one. I lost my file I was keeping track on, so I just started from the opposite side on the full pattern and am just laying in the forest on the left side.

I’ve also finished the prototypes of part of a new pattern. I have one more prototype sock of a different version of this pattern, which I’ve started today, and then it’s on to math and sample knitting.

I’m also committed to posting progress photos each day in my WIP gallery on my Ko-fi page, and randomly on my Instagram (and Twitter because it auto-shares over there), if you want to see more regular updates since I’m only posting here once a week.

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Summer Wrap Up

I was trying to keep up with weekly posts, but just dropped off over the summer. So instead, here’s a nice little summer recap from the past 10-ish weeks:

I’ve started work on what was originally going to be two different patterns, but now I am thinking it will be one with two different options for the top of the instep:

I also made another Patchwork Throw Blanket in Bernat Softee Chunky yarn because the original yarn was becoming hard for some people to find:

I sewed my first swimsuit:

And made messes with a 3 year old:

Really jumped down the amigurumi rabbit hole again with a self-patterned rainbow:

A sifaka and axolotl from the Amigurumi Wildlife Adventure:

And Horace the Stegosaurus designed by Irene Strange:

I dabbled in DIY electronics repair:

And learned a new knitting technique:

I took myself to the beach:

And started a new self-patterned knit tee from stash yarn:

Now school is back in session and I generally know what day it is again, so I’m going to hold myself to a more regular posting schedule.

What did you do this summer (or winter if you are in the southern hemisphere)?

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Rainbow Roses on Redbubble

I do love me a good bit of alliteration. But this particular alliteration announces the latest addition to my Redbubble shop:

A small zipper pouch with vibrantly colored rainbow roses printed on it.

I was given a lovely bouquet of rainbow-petalled roses for my birthday and took pictures of them with my DSLR camera. After turning the photo into my phone background and passing it on to my mom as well (and you can get it along with other exclusives over at my Ko-Fi page for just a $1 tip), I decided to see how well it would fit on Redbubble products.

iPhone case printed with rainbow petalled roses.

I think you can tell what my conclusion was. So now it is available on these products and more. Even masks!

A clock with black hands printed with rainbow petalled roses on the face.

Ok, I know I just said masks and showed a picture of a clock, but I really like how it looks on this clock.

Have you ever seen rainbow flowers before? I can’t wrap my brain around how they did it, but I’m going to try to preserve one of the dried ones in resin. If that doesn’t work, at least I have these photos.

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