Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

Happy Wednesday.  I had a crisis on my lace curtain panel, read about it here.  Unfortunately, I didn't check dye lots or realize that I had started with crochet cotton from my grandmother which is about 40 - 50 years old and three shades darker than anything else in my stash or at the store.  So the curtain is hibernating.  I'm going to try bleach it this weekend, but I'm open to any other suggestions you may have.

When faced with that type of crisis, you have to cast on a new project or two.  I started Nantes' Hat - even in the same color.

This is the same color as the pattern but different yarn.  This is Sublime's Merino Silk Cashmere Aran that has been in my stash for a long time.  I love this yarn.  Soft, fluffy and great stitch definition.

Then I also started matching baby shoes for Olivia's Cardigan.  These are lilac to match the sweater.  The pattern is Baby Janes and they are adorable.  Very fast too.  They are not yet finished because I need to find some cute buttons for them.

Not sure that I will have them finished by Friday because it is suddenly monsoon season here after being in the worst drought in over 50 years.

Enjoy your day and head over to Tami's to see what else everyone is working on.


  1. Grrr, frustrating to have dyelot issues. Bleaching is the only thing I can think of. Good Luck!

    The booties are adorable - can't wait to see them with their little buttons!

  2. Oh no, sorry to hear about the trouble with the dyelots. Good idea to cast on some new things!

  3. Boo, dyelot issues stalling something interesting. :( I hope a little hibernating helps you figure out a good solution.

    Until then, oh my gosh, the colour and stitch texture of that hat! Amaaazing. The yarn looks just wonderful.

    (And I'm like, silly-excited to hear that you liked 11/22/63 so much that you re-read it immediately, that makes me even more eager to get back to my own first reading!)