Monday, December 22, 2008
Snow continues this morning - apparently it's been 3 storms one right after another. I called off work yesterday due to weather and I called off this morning.
The studio is too cold to work in - and I'm really chomping at the bit to try a new glass color -so what to do?
I took out my WIP's.
What's a "whip" you ask?
It's a "Work In Progress" among the crochet and knit community.
In May, early June, I went to the Red Heart outlet store in Missasauga, Ontario (suburb of Toronto) and picked up a bag of Equinox Stripe in Fiesta by Nashua HandKnits. Yes, I said a bag - I think it was 12 skeins - for $25.00 US. Yep, $25!!!
I love the yummy colors! I wanted a thick stole I could throw on and have it be long enough that I didn't have to hold it on. But wide enough that I could sit with it over my lap if I wanted. Stitch Diva's Stash Buster Tunisian Crochet Pattern was just what I needed!
Above is the photo from the Stitch Diva website - I made my stole about half as wide and used just one yarn strand - the Equinox. Of course, I ordered one of the Jenkin's Wood Tunisian Hooks with Extensions to make it. It's a yummy thick soft stole. I'm wearing it as I type this morning.
So, a snow day isn't all that bad - I was able to finish my WIP.