Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Epic Madness Catchup

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*wanders out of a cloud of pollen*
SooooOOooo...where were we?

Ah, yes, March Madness! That thing where I work on a different project each day, and then, like, immediately blog about it.



I left off, what, over a week ago? I had swapped this project for a wildcard, and ended up not making that much progress...these are Elfine's Socks.
Have you ever read Cold Comfort Farm? It's a parody of Gothic novels, written in 1933. If you're prepared for it to be firmly tongue in cheek, it's hilarious. Elfine is a character from that book. I started these socks long before I read the book, but now I think they're extra awesome. =)

The next pull was ANOTHER MAGIC WILDCARD. I really dithered about what to pick...I did want to work on Les Rubans, or Sapphire Star, but I didn't know what I'd do if I pulled those later on. So I picked a totally random project that I ran across while searching for something, that I realized hadn't made it into the Sparkly Compote of Decree!
This blob is Annabelle, and I really meant to get the chart picture in there, but, POLLEN BRAIN. What was I saying? Oh yeah, click that link to see what the fuzzy bunny will look like. I'm doing the stand-up version, in case you couldn't tell, so I'm stitching with lovely soft alpaca fibers. I got some fuzz and most of that flower done...pretty good for one night for me!

The next day, in a fit of irony, the SCOD coughed up...Les Rubans!!
I worked on ribbon one (the pink one), which is ALMOST done. I know you can't really see it from this picture, but I hadn't taken a recent overall picture for my WIPocalypse page. If you want to see closeups of what that ribbon looks like, take a look here. Ribbon one is in two pieces ('cause it's "woven" over and under other ribbons); I'm done with the large piece and almost finished the little one.

I think I missed a day in here, because I can't figure out what I worked on on Wednesday. I did work awfully late that night.... Hmmm, why can't I remember? OH YEAH, POLLEN BRAIN.

Thursday I drew YET ANOTHER WILDCARD!! Are you serious, SCOD??? To avoid having to make a decision about which of my WIPs to stitch, I just started something new. DILEMMA SOLVED, LOL! Actually, in past Marches, I have started new things for wildcard picks as a matter of course. Plus, there is a serious lack of squirrel WIPs up in this place.
This pattern was a gift from DF Teresa, and I got the linen and fibers for it at The Attic when I went for the Chocolat weekend. I had bought the blue on the right before, but then I found the one on the left at the Attic and immediately decided to stitch with that! What's crazy is they are THE SAME COLOR (yes, really this time). I was thinking I'd be able to do one strand over two on the 32-count, but I didn't like the coverage. Now I'm slightly worried that I'll run out, but I am forming a plan in the back of my mind to incorporate the lighter blue if need be. I'm also a little freaked out by how close to the edge I'm getting. I knew it would be tight, but...!! I stitched really late that night because I needed there to be at least one squirrel on the linen!!

The next day I worked on Peacock Tapestry.
Why isn't this on my WIPocalypse list? OH YEAH, because I will NEVER finish this. This year, anyway.

Aaaand, speaking of the WIPocalypse list, the next day my Origami Turtle popped out of the SCOD (no, really, I drew it's OK, the SCOD still has not spontaneously come to life despite my literary personification.)
Starting to look something like something that might be a sweater! I already worked on this this month, but those were days I did a few rows before working on the Decreed project for the day. Totally fits with my totally arbitrary rules.

For more WIPs (WHAT, you need MORE??)...or at least a higher proportion of yarny WIPs, visit Tami's Amis!


Anonymous said...

Hi Heather,
I'm thinking those are two-at-a-time toe-up socks you've got on the circs there. Very pretty yarn.
I've seen the movie "Cold Comfort Farm"....does that count? ;) My brother sat us down and "forced" us to watch it when we visited him years ago up in Portland, OR. I was JUST looking at a pattern on Ravelry (a hat) named for Cold Comfort Farm...what a cohinkydink.

Paula said...

Great googly moogly! That is a crazy pile of WIPs. And they're all really beautiful. Pollen brain suits you. ;)

Jeanne said...

You've got some beautiful WIPs there Heather. I must admit though when I first pulled up your post in Google Reader I thought you were knitting some kind of weird bra or bathing suit! Two socks at a time - well that's something I haven't seen before LOL.

Joysze said...

Les Rubans AND Peacock!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!

When I was scrolling to the first pic... I thought for a moment you were knitting a bra.... don't ask... ROFL!!!!

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