Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday #30

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

No progress this week on Coop's quilt. So much for my "5 circles a day" plan. I rea;ized today that I've been working on this quilt since about February, so in the end it'll probably take me over a year to finish it up. I guess I'm okay with that as long as I'm done with it before Coop turns one. Here's hoping! :)

Coop's quilt

Unfortunately I had to pack up the sewing machine this week since all our parents & siblings were visiting for Coop's baptism. I'm still trying to work out a new permanent home for it other than the dining room table. Hubby hasn't complained about it yet, but I know he's not fond of having it there.

Instead I've been working on multiple knit & crochet projects.

First of all, remember these? Umm...yeah, me either until I found them again the other day! Unfortunately this is only the first of the two, but thankfully it's almost done so hopefully I can get it finished up & make the other by the time I actually need them.

hand warmers

I started this blanket the last few weeks when I was pregnant with Cooper & couldn't sleep more than a few hours at night. Sadly it's for a friend who got the yarn & asked me to make it over a year ago. This is what happens when you tell me "no hurry" & I don't have a deadline people! ;) Honestly, I had the hardest time picking a pattern, and I think this is the third or forth blanket I started, but I'm loving it.

blanket

This is the first of two hats I've started for Coop, but I'm probably going to end up pulling it out. I'm just not crazy about it so far & crochet hats seem to stretch less & not fit as well as knit. I do really like the colors though, so may end up doing a knit one with the same yarns.

crochet hat

Here's the second hat, knit instead of crochet. It's slow going - my first time with a circular needle (so much quicker than using four double-ended!), first time using bamboo needles (I realize I definitely prefer aluminum), and it uses some new stitches that took me a bit to wrap my head around. I'm enjoying working on it though & can't wait to share the finished hat (I'm keeping the pattern a secret for now). Hubby is really excited about this one, which is a good motivator to get it done.

knit hat

I've also got a fun CraftFail to share with you, but that's a story for another day. I will leave you with this though, with the disclaimer that my sister & I get a little goofy when we're around each other. :)

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I've also started kind of thinking about Christmas presents, but not enough. I have fabric but no pattern picked out for one gift, and a pattern but no fabric picked out for another. Beyond that I have kind of half a plan for some more gifts, but nothing solid.

Make sure you head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everybody else has been up to this week.

Until next time...

30 comments:

  1. My you do have lots of projects on the go! Cooper's quilt is lovely!

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  2. I love the circles you are stitching in the blocks. So cute!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  3. Lots of fun things happening here! I love the quilt you are stitching the circles on. Simple and charming.

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  4. That quilt is lovely, I bet it is relaxing to work on!

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  5. I started crocheting a blanket with that same pattern, about 9 years ago. It still isn't finished, oops. It's been so long since I've touched it I don't think I even remember how to do the stitch! My sister and I tend to get silly like that too! What good are sisters if you can't get silly with them?

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  6. I love that quilt you're working on, the stitching will totally be worth it, even though its monotonous i'm sure -- it looks fabulous!

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  7. Oh, I just love the circles on the baby quilt. The fabrics are pretty adorable too.

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  8. Oh you will have that quilt done before he turns one, I just know it! I love seeing all your lovely yarn projects. I really like Cooper's hat, the colors are great!

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  9. I am still lovin' Cooper's quilt :)

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  10. What a lovely quilt - it's worth waiting for :)

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  11. You can do it! I too switch back and forth between crochet, knitting, quilting and cross-stitch; it makes life interesting, aye? Does anyone else sew in the family, perhaps they can stitch a few circles along side you like an old fashion quilting bee?!

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  12. Hey, at least you are already quilting it! i have a string quilt top that awaits its completion for about a year and a half now...

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  13. Those little hand quilted circles are darling!

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  14. Your embroidery on Coop's quilt looks amazing. So perfect!

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  15. Hang on a minute, does that child sleep all the time for you now? ;o) Looking forward to seeing the outcome of the WIPs anyway

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  16. love coopers quilt and the circles are awesome

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  17. Love love love the fabric in Cooper's quilt!

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  18. It's hard to work without a deadline!

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  19. You've certainly got a lot to be getting on with! I'm loving the look of your blanket.
    My sewing machine has been living on the kitchen table too - until last weekend when I took it away on a course. It was lovely to have a free table but I'm afraid it'll make its way back there soon.
    Teresa x

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  20. I do really like the hand stitching on the first quilt... and looks like you are in yarn heaven!! Good luck planning those gifts too.

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  21. My Crafty Crap--that still cracks me up lol
    When we lived in his sisters basement and only had 3 rooms my sewing machine stayed on the kitchen table most of the time....and I ate around it.
    I have a craft room in this house, but no, we let my daughter and her 5 children move in so I had to give it up. Now I sew on this side table next to my desk in the living room. It's not good for sewing quilts with no table space the heavier the quilt gets.

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  22. I sew in the dining room as well. Fortunately hubby doesn't complain - at least not to me. :)

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  23. I can't get over those hand quilted circles on Coop's quilt! what a great job you are doing with them :)

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  24. I know the feeling of an ongoing quilt project! My red and white hexie has been going on almost as long as Coop's quilt, and I haven't even finished the top! But we will prevail! It looks great by the way. Love the circles!

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  25. Impressive crocheting! Don't worry about the hand-quilted circles, just tackle them when you have time! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  26. I'm so envious of your ability to work with yarn. Those projects look great!

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  27. lol. :) I need to learn how to knit -- but then my wip list would be 2x as long.

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