WIP Wednesday

Word Lily knitsI don’t often get around to posting about projects while they’re still in the works, probably because I usually knit in the basement, where the lighting’s bad for photography (but fine for knitting).

But this week, I hauled the current work in progress upstairs to the good, natural light and snapped a couple pics.


Two-inch stripes, in a two-color stripe sequence which then switches to a different two colors, over and over. In this photo, the blanket-to-be is folded in half, it’s about 5 feet wide. It will, when it’s done, be about 8 feet long, I expect. So at this point, three weeks into the project, I’m about 1/3 done with the knitting. I’m planning to crochet a thin border when the knitting’s done. The colors in the photo aren’t completely accurate, but they’ll work for now.

Oh, I’m working in cotton, reclaimed from old sweaters.

If I keep up my current pace, I’ll be finished in about 2 months, but that’s a big question mark. And then there are all the ends to be woven in … So yeah, definitely a longer-term project for me.

What are you working on today (crafty or otherwise)?

See other WIPs at Work In Progress Wednesday.


27 responses to “WIP Wednesday

  1. Oh my gosh–that is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  2. cute!
    I’m working on flip top finger-less mitts. That’s my quicker project πŸ™‚
    I also have several long term projects, like a lace stole, lace cardigan, and summer cardigan.

    • Ooh, I need to get back to lace. It’s been too long. Are you liking the flip-tops, then?

      • I ‘m liking the flip tops. I finished one and cast on the flip top for the other last night. Hoping to have them finished by the weekend. They are all burgandy, so I may do some duplicate stitch to the flip tops parts after blocking. Jazz them up or something. I’ll post them when I’m finished.

  3. It’s interesting to see your blanket now and I’ll check it out later. Hope you have a good run. Have a good week.

  4. Very nice colors! I haven’t tried to reclaimed any yarn from sweaters yet, and I’m a little afraid to. I’m working on mittens, but I have socks to finish, and my boy wants a pair of fingerless mittens… so much to do!

    • So much to do: That seems to always be the case, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ Reclaiming isn’t all that scary, just find a good tutorial and go to town! Just make sure the seams aren’t serged (and the sweater isn’t felted). I worked on a sock a bit today, in waiting rooms. πŸ™‚

  5. Love the colors and look forward to seeing it done πŸ™‚

  6. I applaud your determination. I would have given up by now. It will be very nice to cuddle under.

    • I’m making steady progress, at this point. If I can get 10-14 rows finished per day, I’m good. I’d love for it to be finished faster, but I think it’ll be worth it. πŸ™‚

  7. The colors are awesome. It has a preppy vibe to it which I love. It is so cool that you are using reclaimed cotton yarn for it.

    • It’s turning out pretty well so far. It’s always nice when that happens — when you see something in your head and think it should work and then it actually does work — isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  8. That’s a very cool project.

  9. Nice to see such a colorful blanket! I bet using all these colors makes your project more interesting.

  10. What an awesome blanket! I love re-purposing old sweaters πŸ™‚

  11. Your WIP is beautiful ! Love the color combination !

  12. That’s lovely. reclaimed from old sweaters? amazing.

  13. That is some dedicated knitting! Love the bold stripes.

  14. Love love love the colors! What a great project to work on!

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