WIP Wednesday

By the time you see this post, I would have finished playing catch up with my Mood Blanket.  I have four more rounds to add to the below before I’m caught up.  The rounds are really getting long now but I’ve been powering through while watching a variety of BBC & HBO T.V. series.  The long rounds seem to go faster while I watch T.V. — go figure since I’m not really a T.V. watcher.  My goal is to make this my Sunday afternoon project.  Doing one round every Sunday until the end shouldn’t be too tough.  Although I have 29 more rounds to go, I have to say so far — it’s beautiful!  I keep staring at it; it’s actually kinda mesmerizing.  LOLOL!  But I have not been mesmerized to the point where it’s stopping me from casting on something else.   😀

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I’ve  cast on the Hitchhiker pattern from Martina Behm.  My love for this designer knows no bounds … well for her and Erika Knight, but I’ll talk about that another time.   😀   The Hitchhiker is a pattern that I’ve wanted to make for a long time but just never did … well … until now.  I’m using KnitPicks new line — Hawthorne in Nob Hill.  The pattern is easy enough for a newbie, but if you’re not careful, it’s easy to lose track of where you are row wise.   Good thing I have my trusty Knit Tink row counting app on my Android phone to keep me on track.

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So far so good; I really like how this hand-painted line is working up.  I’m really not a fan of hand painted yarn but this coupling — the Hitchhiker pattern and Hawthorne Nob Hill — has turned out to be awesome so far.   There are subtle changes in the purple/lilac theme with some cream nicely interspersed throughout.  So far, the pooling in this yarn is working out just fine — nice and even like I like it.  Not crazy like some hand-painted yarns can get sometimes.  I hope it stays this way.

I’m definitely having a great time working on these two projects.  What are you working on that’s giving you the happies?  😀

Linking with Tami and WIP Wednesday meme.

13 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. QuaintrelleNoire June 17, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    That blanket looks quite lush! It’ll be real cozy and warm come fall and winter.

    • Nicky June 20, 2014 / 6:39 am

      Gyuuuuuuuurl yes!!! It’s now big enough to cover the length of my body so come Fall and Winter, I’ll be snug as a bug! 😀

  2. Emily June 12, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Oh, I love that yarn for your Hitchhiker! That’s a fun pattern I knit once as a gift, and plan to eventually make again for myself. Yours will be stunning!

    • Nicky June 12, 2014 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you Emily and thanks so much for dropping by! 😀

  3. Preeti June 12, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    The end is near with your mood blanket, that’s amazing! I really like the subtle color changes on your Hitchhiker. This one’s gonna be a beauty!

    • Nicky June 12, 2014 / 3:17 pm

      Near but not quite. This is going to be a weekly endeavor until the year ends. But when I think of it, we’re almost at the half way mark … you’re right … the end is near! 😀

      This colourway that I’m using for the Hitchhiker has really surprised me.

  4. Robin June 11, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    The blanket and the shawl both look beautiful! That’s a gorgeous shade of purple, nice and antique-y looking.
    I’m getting a definite itch to do a little crochet! You’re inspiring:)

    • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much Robin, I’ve been having a blast working on both these projects. I can’t wait to see what you’re “hooking”. 😀

  5. Pearl June 11, 2014 / 9:32 am

    Oooh! I’ve been meaning to try this yarn! I’m ‘grunt-knitting’ at the moment…

    • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:11 pm

      Any chance you get try some! LOLOL at “grunt-knitting”. Hope it’s making you happy anyway. 😀

  6. Tracey June 11, 2014 / 7:06 am

    Oh Nicky, I am a fan of hand painted yarns and I am sitting here drooling over yours, so pretty!

    • Nicky June 11, 2014 / 6:10 pm

      I think this colourway is a slept on one — this one and Ladd’s Addition. I never dreamed it would be so …. errr … dreamy! I’m so corny! LOLOL! 😀

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