Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bright and Sunny Work In Progress Wednesday



Well now Middle's bedtime socks are finished I've been able to go back to my Age of Brass and Steam shawl relatively guilt free.  I say relatively cos I owe Eldest a knitted elephant (from back when I first started knitting) which I really should find a pattern for and make a start on.  See now I have mentioned it here it should motivate me to get a move on with it.  I did think I had found a pattern but the crochet ears are putting me off.  I am clueless about crochet and therefore uber impressed by anyone who has mastered it.

Anyway I digress, I am here to share new pics of the rather bright Age of Brass.  I am loving the Crazy Zauberabll, the shawl is almost finished and I am still to find the end of the colour repeat.  I thought I had got there on Monday night but now a flash of the blue has appeared and I have realised that the colour repeat has still not occurred.

There is only about 38g left on the ball now so I have taken to weighing it every couple of rows so I can be sure that I don't run out before I have finished the final section.  Because of using sock yarn not DK I've been able to add a full extra repeat and then a smaller repeat which is the bit I am working on now.



I have also started work on A Shawl of my Own Invention.  This is a pattern of my own which I've been mulling over for a few weeks and finally decided to make a start on.  I'm using a ball of Jarwoll which was gifted to me and which I wanted to do something for me with.








It's going to be very simple and I am quite sure that when I've finished it I will find that someone else already wrote the pattern ages ago and if I'd only searched better I would have saved myself the trouble of thinking it up myself.


To check out other peoples Works In Progress go visit Tami's Amis and follow the links you find there.  There is some really brilliant stuff to see.

12 comments:

Countess Ablaze said...

I love how vibrant the first shawl is. Good luck with your own shawl design too!

Sarah said...

I have that first shawl in my favourites and your pics have made me want to start it! GORGEOUS - cant wait to see it finished!

PandaBearofDoom said...

The first shawl's colors are so bright and cheerful I love it. I am in awe of people who can crochet too. It just seems so complicated to me. Good luck on your pattern design

Sandy said...

WOW, I love how bright, colorful and cheery your first shawl is. Wonderful colors. You're making great headway, hope you don't run out of yarn.
Sandy
WIP

Marushka C. said...

I think you win the prize today for best yarn colors :-)

Karen said...

Have you seen Flo the elephant http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff10/FEATff10SIT.php from Knitty. She's really cute.

I love your shawls. The colors are gorgeous.

Miffy said...

Thanks for the compliments on the yarn colours. That Zauberball really is that bright in real life too. I think it will probably be a present for my Mum as she will love the brights herself.

Karen - Thanks so much for the link to Flo. I think she will be the one. :)

littleredcraftingcorner said...

ooo i love the orange of that yarn!! So bright!!

Charlotte said...

I totally agree with you. I tried crochet last night, and failed miserably. I bow to the crochet masters.

That shawl is coming along great! Loving the orange!

Unforth said...

COLORS! Wow! <3 <3 <3!

Tami Klockau said...

Wow, beautiful yarn for both. I can't wait to see where you take your design! How fun.

The Byrd's Nest said...

The colors are wonderful!