Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday July 13th

I'm back! I missed out on WIP Wednesday last week due to a business trip--I really tried to write a post before I left but it just did not happen. Too many things to do to make sure the rest of the family survives while I'm gone! If you have kids and do any traveling, you'll know what I mean.

The best part of traveling is that I get more time to crochet! Not only on flights and while waiting in airports, but during conference talks as well. On all four of my flights I made sure to choose an aisle seat on the left side of the plane, so my elbow could stick out in the aisle and not bump a seatmate while I crochet. You do have to be careful that your elbow doesn't get smashed by the drink cart tho. Now how many people do you know who pick their seat assignment based on their crafting? Yes I am a geek, I know it and I don't apologize for it lol.

So, I got eight squares done for Knit-a-Square during my 3-day trip! Not bad at all. And I FINALLY used up all the purple wool yarn that I got in the yarn swap back in February! As you can see, I have now moved on to green:

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I also started a new scarf this week, the pattern is Clapochet, it's a crocheted version of a knitted shawl called Clapotis. I'm making it narrower as a scarf instead of a shawl, like I did for the Crocus Bud. I'm just not a shawl person, but I do like accent scarves! The yarn is YUMMY, it's a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, soooo soft. And the color is such a rich variegated earth tone, I love it.

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So that's what's on my hook this week. Be sure to check out lots more lovelies over at Tami's Amis!

9 comments:

Calophi said...

Clapochet looks neat. I love the idea of a crocheted Clapotis!

Crafty Intrigue said...

I like the yarn for the Clapochet. That is going to be pretty.

Affiknitty said...

I know what you mean! I usually don't even try to blog when I am traveling. The clapochet is such a nice deep color.

Ames and Tash said...

I love the squares! A great variety of stitches :)

RugbyMad said...

You are so clever! I had never thought of changing a shawl pattern into a scarf. I'm also not a shawl person.

I love the squares they are going to look absolutely stunning sewed up!

CrochetBlogger said...

Lovely squares. And that yarn definitely does look yummy!

crazymotheringchick said...

I love the Clopechet! So pretty. The squares, as well.

Andrea said...

I love the colours of the green and purple squares! They are very pretty. What are you going to make with them?

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's not often that I see such a nice variegated red; your scarf is working up beautifully!