Wednesday, January 26, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday for January 26

And it's actually on Wednesday! This timely post is brought to you today by Mother Nature's W.I.P.:


Yeah, it's another sloppy one out there. We're having a mix of rain/snow/sleet/who knows. Our weather around here is very influenced by our proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. A very small shift in storm track can make all the difference between a couple of inches of rain, an inch of ice, or a foot of snow. The kids are off school again, and since the weathermen have no idea what the rest of the day will bring, I stayed home too. Thus giving me time to do a post!

So having left you last week with my very unsuccessful attempts at the Falling Water scarf, I simply must share with you how very cool knooking can be:


Now THIS is what I'm talking about! I went up to a bulkier yarn and a larger hook, and just look what great knitting you can produce with a crochet hook. I feel MUCH better about having gotten somewhere on this, I just did not want to concede defeat to a stupid ball of yarn and stick of wood. And having gotten this far, I'm now going to frog it! Yes, frog it. I may go back and do it in the Red Heart Fiesta (attempt number 2 in the last post if you're keeping track lol), but not right now. I've got alot of other things I want to work on more than this scarf at the moment, so I'm going to press on with them and come back to this some other time. Typical of me, so impatient when I've got something I want to work on!

I started tinkering around with this last night:


It doesn't look like much yet I know, I trying to improvise something I saw that would be a cute Valentine's Day doodad. Which incidentally is just over 2 weeks away so I'd better get creating.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful, crafty week.


by Teresa said...

I can't wait to see what Valentine project you're working on! I have some fun red valentines on my blog today.

Hugs, Teresa

Shanti said...

The waterfall looks amazing!!! I have to look what knooking is!