Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday (Buzz)

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The only "progress" I made on the Origami Turtle was to get yarn wound so that I can start the right and left front sides simultaneously.
 
See what I mean about it not being stretchy AT ALL?

Since I finished my lace learning project last week, I did cast on Pretty Thing:
 
Er. Started to cast it on, anyway. I'm using Jeny's Stretchy Cast-On. I've only done it once before, so it's not like I can just sit there whipping it on like long-tail.

And I did finish my redo of Bumblebee's wings!
 
Whew. I'm glad those are over. But now...there is only...

Dun dun DUN!!!

Cutting. That's right; I have to not only cut all the loops on the bee and trim them to a bee-shaped fuzz, but I ALSO have to completely cut out those wings from the organza. Yikes. This is way scarier than hardanger! With these, I have no confidence they won't just fall apart.

I'll leave you with a picture from our trip to the Botanical Gardens this weekend of an orchid which only blooms for a day:
 
Lucky us to be there!

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JiffNotes
Next week: Actual stitches with yarn rather than just yarn!!

16 comments:

Jackie said...

It won't get any less scary by putting it off....go for it! I have every confidence you're bee is going to be the most gorgeous bee ever!

Annie said...

You are very brave to do that bee. Can't wait to see it in all its glory!

pinkundine said...

Good luck with the cutting, sounds terrifying to me ;)

Nicky said...

You'll be fine and your WIPs including the bee will be fabulous!!!! Can't wait to see the FOs.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Fingers crossed that there's no drama when you cut! I've been afraid of steeking for the same reasons.

Chrisknits said...

Be brave little honey bee! You can do it. Can't wait to see it done.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful honey bee! I hope he turns out because he'll be awesome if he does!

Wow Heather you always have a lot of WIPs of all kinds on the go!

RugbyMad said...

The bee is so cute. I have a suggestion just cut the wings, like pulling a band aid off. You can do it.

Frieda said...

Wow , you are a brave soul ! Keeping fingers crossed that it all works out perfectly .

RugbyMad said...

Oh I just read my comments. Thanks, I love choosing baby patterns as they don't care what they are dressed in as long as it's warm and soft.

The beret pattern comes from Sirdar Ooh La La! (347), it's such a cute booklet of patterns.

Denise said...

Good luck with the bee wings. That flower is very pretty. Just one day, wow, blink and you would miss it.

wrchili said...

I love the bee! Fingers crossed that the cutting goes okay. How lucky you were to see the Orchid in bloom. I love Orchids, but I have trouble keeping them alive.

Kathleen said...

Ooh, the Pretty Thing really is going to be pretty, I love that colour.

And yikes, good luck with the scary-bee-cutting---it looks amazing so far, and I hope it all works out so you can breathe a sigh of relief and bask in its awesomeness. :)

Mamgi said...

That bee looks fab can't wait to see it finished :)

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paula said...

That yarn for your origami turtle is beautiful! What is it? And still, I'm in awe of your bee. I can't for the life of me picture how it will be when it's all done, but will definitely come back to see -- it's awesome!

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