WIP Wednesday: May 21, 2014

In last week’s post, I told you I wasn’t sure what to bring with me as travel knitting while attending my sister’s graduation in Baltimore.  I broke my general rules of travel knitting, and brought 6 skeins of yarn for 3 different projects.  It’s a good thing, as I ended up having a lot more time to craft than I expected.  I used part or all of 5 of the skeins, and worked on all 3 projects!

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WIP Wednesday: May 14, 2014

It’s WIP Wednesday.  I finished the Palindrome Scarf this week and already blogged about that.  The Quinn Bag and Granny Square blanket that I posted about in last week’s WIP Wednesday are still in progress, and I’ve started two new projects.  SPOILER ALERT:  If you, dear reader, happen to be a woman on my Christmas gift giving list, you might want to avoid this post, as one of the new projects is a Christmas gift!

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WIP Wednesday

Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday will be a regular feature of my blog, sharing the progress I’ve made on my active projects.  I’m not going to list every unfinished project I have laying around the house.  I think I have maybe 6 unfinished, hibernating projects, which is not bad, but there is no point updating you when nothing is happening with them!  For this first WIP Wednesday post, I have 3 projects to share.

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HPKCHC Spring 2014 Term

The Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup (HPKCHC) Spring 2014 Term started on May 1.  Before term starts, I usually plan out my projects.  I did some of my usual planning for this term, but did not finish or get a chance to write a blog post about it because of getting ready for and attending Maryland Sheep and Wool.  Today, I am finishing my planning.  I did talk about this topic in the one podcast episode I published, but in case you haven’t seen that episode, I will explain in detail how the game works and how I plan for a new term.

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First Ever Granny Square

I’ve known how to knit for more than 20 years, but I only learned to crochet last year.  I tried to teach myself crochet at the same time I taught myself to knit, but never quite got it right.  So last year, my friend Stacy taught me how to crochet.  In that year, I’ve crocheted dishcloths.  That’s all.  I wanted to expand my crochet skills, but just hadn’t gotten around to it.  Then I discovered that the Ravenclaws are planning a Blanket Square Term for the Harry Potter Knitting / Crochet House Cup (HPKCHC).  I decided to jump on the bandwagon.

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