Monday, December 22, 2008

"WIP'd" Snow

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.


LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Hope you have lots of firewood, stashes of hot cocoa on hand to keep warm! It looks very, very blizzard-like to me in those photos. I've always wanted to try the Tunisian crochet but never have, I think your wrap is gorgeous. I didn't know you were a fiber person as well as working glass, you are so clever!

angelinabeadalina said...

Ooooooh, how warm and snugly that stole sounds! Stay warm!

rosebud101 said...

Snow days can be great! You made good use of yours!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Lynn,

The tunisian crochet is sooooooo easy! You really should try and the stitch diva pattern is a good one to start with. A big chunky crochet hook and away you go!

My mother and her sister were rabid fiber addicts - especially my aunt. So I don't think I could have avoided it! LOL!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Angela and Mallory -

I'm snuggling in the stole as I type - it was a good use of a snow day and my hubby is happy I used some of my stash! :-)