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!
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!
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.
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.
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.