Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sneak Peaks at (some of) the wips

First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on my last post (and those who didn't but thought about it or contacted me elsewhere).  You all are wonderful - I've forgotten how supportive this community has been, and I hope to start finding my way back into it in the coming months.  I suspect a lot of my feelings are going to be channeled into more creative pursuits, because that's my jam apparently.

Also, I have about 10 projects that I'm actively working on right now, never mind everything that's in storage.  Yeesh.  Here's a sneak peak at 5 of them.

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Sneak Peaks
The Lonely Shawl is finished, I just need to get some good pictures of it.  Guys, the hugs it gives me are wonderfully warm and cozy, and I'm so glad I chose it as my coping project.  Also, I think I'm hooked on triangle shawls now.  I'm already plotting more, though I've told myself I have to finish a project before I can start one.

Ugh.  Stupid rules.

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Sneak Peaks
This is my latest weaving project.  No, I haven't shown you my first one.  More on that later, when I've made a bit more progress on this one and get a pic of the other.  I want to tell you all about weaving!  This tapestry is for me - it'll be my housewarming gift to myself. 

Oh hey yeah, I found a place to live!  Great basement apartment with lots of light and a few awesome features I'm not telling you about until I give you a tour when I move in.  :)  I'm so happy to have found a place so quickly - the instability of not having a place to live has been eating away at my mental state big-time, despite all of the wonderful people who have welcomed me into their homes.  It's not the same as having your own space.

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Sneak Peaks
I've also got a few sweaters on the go.  This one is my second Marion sweater (the first is a god-awful shade of green and a bit too short) and is knit from the most scrumptious merino/cashmere blend in the world!  Though I kind of wish I'd picked the burgundy shade after all.  The light brown shade isn't talking to me right now - which is probably why I'm not that far into it despite starting it back in November...

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This sweater is a wee one for my employee's brand-spankin' new baby!  Well, once he's aged a bit - making a larger size because Sproggy's Grandmum knit him approximately 10 bajillion sweaters up to about 9 months old.  He'll be cold once he outgrows them all, so this one should come in handy.

Granted, that's only if I actually finish the darn thing.  I made a big mistake on the collar and now it's in the wip timeout corner until I'm willing to undo the whole bind off.

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And this last one is just a hint at the colourwork sweater I mentioned in my last post!  I couldn't resist starting to swatch the colourwork section - though I suspect I've got the wrong needle size here.

SO MANY BROWN SWEATERS OMG.

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The final wip is, of course, me.  No pic right now though.  Though I think we're all wips - you never really finish you until you're dead!  But ah, I have my good days and bad days, but everyday gets higher up on the slope to doing better.  If today's progress was a little shallow, the steep incline that finding an apartment more than makes up for it.

Thank you again for your support.  I can't tell you how much it means to me.  <3

15 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about the time you've been having. Life sucks sometimes.
    I love your coping project, and all the others. I have been waiting for brown to be the new black again - it's hard to find brown fabric though I guess it's easier in wool, being a natural colour and all.
    Your new place sounds great. So nice yo be settled again. If you can handle advice, mine is to make plans for at least an evening a week, especially on days you're not working (are there any?). I used to be quite happy on my own, then about 8pm on Saturday I'd start to wish I'd arranged to see someone.
    Love your wips. Enjoy them. Xx

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    1. Very sound advice! I've lived alone for years before I moved in with the ex (I still keep referring him as "the boyfriend" and "my partner" in my head and out-loud - geez that is one habit that'll take a while to break). I remember evenings like that when I'd suddenly wish I was out with friends somewhere. I'll keep that in mind!

      Ah brown - I go years without wearing a stitch of it, but I'm suddenly drawn to all of these gorgeous natural (RE: undyed) yarns and now I want brown everything! I didn't mean to have so many brown projects though. :P

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  2. Yay for new digs!! Welcome home!

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    1. Haha thanks! I can't wait to move in on the 1st!!

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  3. Congratulations on finding a new home. Love the shawl, and I love the colours of the baby sweater.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks! My employee loves all things tacky and old-school - I figured an old man sweater in 70s colours would be just the thing! And having worked with her in the yarn store, I just know she'll love the colour combo. :D

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  4. Oh I'm so glad to hear you've found some new digs, and I can't wait for you to get all set up! You've got some lovely knits in progress too- looks like just what you need right now! It sounds like you're doing great, and we're all here cheering you on! xoxo :)

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    1. OMG ME TOO! I accidentally bought a couch. More on that when it arrives. :D

      I'm doing, well, it'll get better when I settle in. Not so good at dealing when so many aspects of my life is up in the air. This adds it's own stressors, but it'll be better for my mental state. :)

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  5. You're using rock colours, love. Makes sense! It's very grounding! I am so thrilled you found the right place to live for you, and moving day is not too far off. The need to reestablish some roots can be very strong when you feel like you've been ripped out of the ground.
    I am holding off a HUGE urge to weave. I am so buy I can't even, but it wil happen. It will Happen! Can't wait to share projects!

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    1. That's a really interesting (and accurate) analogy, actually. I keep rereading your comment the last few days, and yeah, you're onto something there.

      WEAVING omg it's so fun! I'm working on my tapestry right now, actually. Wanna get it done soon so I can hang it up in my new place!

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  6. I'm so glad you have found a place to live---that's huge!!! And that tree shawl looks amazing. Keep taking care of yourself and moving forward---all the hugs!

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    1. Thanks! <3 And I need to pick your brain this year - wanna make a Rendezvous (think winter festival celebrating the gold rush) costume for next year - corset and all!

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    2. Oh, fun!!!! Shoot me an email whenever πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  7. I'm so glad you found the apartment! Sounds like you need a pair of rainbow socks to brighten your WIP pile :D

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    1. Haha I have two boring pairs of men's socks on the needles right now. :( One of which has a lot of brown in it...hmm, think MrsC above is onto something...

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