Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday (Slow as a Turtle)

Got a little bit done on the Origami Turtle.
 

I made minuscule (hunh, that's spelled with two u's, eh? I really am losing my spelling ability as I get older) progress on my qiviuk, like HALF A ROUND, so no photo. I did my first bit of felting, EVER, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see that. Well...my first INTENTIONAL felting, anyway.

I got a little more done on my pre-stitching for Chocolat. Sorry for the "flashy" photo, but it's been dark and rainy here in the mornings.

 
It looks more impressive than it is...I DOUBLED the amount I have done, BUT I have to have 10.5 more of these round motifs done by November 2, and I am NOT on pace for that. Also, we're going to Disney World this weekend for my better half's birthday, and it's too much trouble to take this on the plane. I'm toying with what I should take...socks which are not on any de-stashing list whatsoever but are very portable? The qiviuk cowl which stands in the way of starting a shawl but might break my sanity if I drop a stitch? Astrid which is on the War on WIPs list but would involve bringing a scissors since I'm working on teensy, theoretically quickly-finished motifs? Something small from the Crazy Challenge (My WIPs go to 11 list) but requires clean hands?

True story: I once got on a plane with but one needlework project (and one needle). The minute I got in my seat, I pulled out the needle to thread, and immediately it flipped out of my hand. It was one of those slow-motion moments where I watched it tumble through a graceful arc, flashing periodically as it flipped end-for-end before dropping into oblivion. I spent the rest of the flight reading Sky magazine. *the horror!*

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10 comments:

pinkundine said...

Looking forward to see your felting tomorrow :) your stitching does look impressive, but it sounds like there's a lot further to go - I bet it'll be stunning when it is done though.

paula said...

I always pack two projects too. You never know, and there's nothing worse than a long flight with nothing to do!

Also, fingernail clippers make great yarn snips and I've never had trouble with them getting through security. But maybe I'm just lucky?

Denise said...

I could just picture that needle story happen to me.

Karen said...

That is a horror story! I can't imagine being stuck on a plane with nothing to do.

Calophi said...

Oh man, I'm totally imagining you reaching out for the flipping needle in slow motion yelling, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

geeky Heather said...

Hahaha, exactly: http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

wrchili said...

Haha, your needle story sounds like something that would happen to me. Your projects look great! Have fun at Disney World and good luck deciding which project to bring along.

Jenny said...

Chocolat looks great! Oh how I wish that I could take that class - chocolate and bunnies, can it get any better!!! :-)
I have dropped needlework stuff on the airplane floor too and it is really hard (and quite painful) to get anything back off from the floor. I am not a big fan of flattening my face against the back of the seat in front of me. Luckily none has ever reclined while I was doing that exercise....

Delusional Knitter said...

Nice stitching, that's a lot! Horrible story, I can see the needle flipping in the air on the plane!!

woolwoman said...

Hope you two have a great time in FL - Your needle flipping story is why I ALWAYS knit with circular needles when traveling by air. I have done needlepoint on the plane and always have an extra needle or two buried in the canvas between the stretcher bars and the edge. It is no less traumatic to lose a DP or anything for that matter on the floor of a plane. Chocolat is looking great BTW! Mel

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