27 June 2012

Work-in-progress Wednesday - #10

Today appears to be the tenth time I have participated in Work In Progress Wednesday, the time sure does pass by!  I love this particular meme because it allows for me to hide my procrastination behind my small bursts of progress.  In my defense, it is rather warm in Kansas right now which has made collapsing listlessly a more delightful prospect than working with materials that excel at trapping heat.

Knitting:

Here is the second of the five hats for Evelyn's (Project: Stash) Charity KAL.  Not surprisingly, this hat is just as much fun to knit on the second time as it was the first time.


I've also been working on a super secret project that I cannot give you any details on other than the fact that I'm using this amazing brick colored yarn and that it is very addictive to knit!


Upcycling:

My larger spindle has been tied up in my cashmere rescue project right now (and save that yarn I will!).  So far the whole sweater has been unraveled (thanks to super mom!) and I've got one 50g skein completed.  As you can see from the photo below I've got quite a lot further to go, but it is completely worth it in every way.


I hope that you are all having a great Wednesday and I hope that you also join in for WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis.

34 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what the secret brick yarn project turns out to be or what you decide to do with the upcycled yarn! I also love the color of the yarn for the charity KAL, where do you plan to donate your hats?

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  2. I'm also intrigued by your brick red project! And I love the Miranda KAL badge you made for your sidebar!

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  3. I thought that the cashmere was grey, but in fact its blue! Good work. Love the yarn you are using on the hat, is it one of your creations?

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  4. Be still my heart - both yarns that you are working with are totally scrumptious...oh my that colourway for the hat is totally up my alley.
    And WTG on the reclaimed yarn from the Cashmere jumper"

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  5. The colours in that hat are so yummy, sort of watermelon loveliness! I love secret projects, can't wait for the big reveal!

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  6. Yeah to all the lovely upcycled yarn!
    I am with you in the heat department. It sure does take the excitement out of knitting sometimes. Cheers to many more great hats.

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  7. You truly are the queen of upcycling!. Love the yarn you are using for the hat. And I love secret projects, can't wait to see the FO. I can't knit in the heat, I tend to turn to crochet

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  8. Why do I have a feeling I know what the brick yarn project is :P
    LOVE the second hat, with your color choices. I really wish I had the time and yarn to make one myself right now.
    And I also love seeing your upcycling project coming along, it's such a fun idea.

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  9. That brick yarn looks really soft. I don't suppose there is Angora in it?

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  10. That cashmere yarn really is the greatest -- can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  11. Can't wait to see your upcycled yarn finished! What are you doing with it, just adding some extra twist?

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  12. I am with you on the listless collapsing sometimes taking priority over knitting. Looks like you're coming along on the second hat pretty nicely though.

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  13. Fun colors in your charity hat. Love the idea of rescuing that lovely blue cashmere.

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  14. Such gorgeous colours!! All of them!

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  15. Looking forward to seeing the secret knitting!

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  16. What were your best resources for learning to dye and spin?

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  17. What fun yarn you're knitting with for the hats! It's a watermelon explosion!
    That brick looks so downy soft! Ooh!
    It's interesting and fun to see how you're upcycling.

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  18. I adore the color for your hat - it reminds me of watermelon. Yum!! That brick yarn looks super cozy!

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  19. I love how the pattern in that hat makes those colors change ever so slightly. That cashmere is making me drool a little. :)

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  20. Up-cycling, charity hats, secret projects - I'd say you deserve a little moment of listlessness! Nice work as always Ivy.

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  21. The super secret project looks to be very soft and the up-cycling looks to be worth all the effort it's taking you. And the hat is very nice.

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  22. I know what you mean about the heat. It's been beyond hot here in Colorado, but at least we don't have the humidity. (Of course some humidity would help the fires we've got going on.). I love the yard you are using for your second hat. I'm going to sign up to make a hat later this summer. We've got a couple of flights and I'll need something smaller in my travel bag than the blankets I've been working on.

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  23. Sorry I was so hard to find. Your hat looks amazing, and I love the brick colored yarn. And the upcycling is a super cool idea... XD

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  24. That cashmere is so gorgeous!

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  25. I love the brick red, it's a gorgeous colour, and I'm looking forward to finding out what it is! I love the yarn for the Miranda hat. Evelyn is awesome :)

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  26. I love that brick - it looks so soft! cashmere? what is creating the wonderful halo. That is going to be a great little hat and I can't wait to see what the sweater becomes!

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  27. It's so cool to see the Miranda Hat knit up in variegated yarn! And that brick WIP ... I can't wait until you reveal the secret!

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  28. Luscious brick color and looks to feel heavenly.

    Love your Miranda Hat yarn, am heading over to your Rav Projects page to check it out.

    hugs

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  29. I must watch out for sweaters in thriftstores. I want to rescue yarn as well. The blue cashemere is great!

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  30. The mystery brick sounds intriguing.... can't wait to see!

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  31. Oooo! I've heard of methods for unraveling wool sweaters for other purposes. Have always wanted to try this. Looks like you were able to get a good amount from it.

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  32. LOVE that brick colour! i can't wait to see what it becomes! :)

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  33. As always, everything you've got going on looks awesome! I've gotta try that hat pattern: it looks like a fun knit! And oh my gosh, that brick-colored yarn is beyond gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you're working on!

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