Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday, Wool-Eater Wednesday


Today's the first day of the Wool-Eater Blanket CAL, and I'm ready! I've dug through my stash and pulled out every ball of brightly coloured acrylic for this blanket. At Mary Maxim last weekend my sister bought a few more colours to fill out my rainbow. Between now and next Wednesday I've committed to crocheting six rounds, and since the blanket is worked centre out, that doesn't sound too onerous. Fingers crossed that this turns out to be a good stash-busting project. My plan is to keep adding to the blanket until the yarn is gone. Certainly the pattern name "Wool-Eater" sounds promising from a stash-busting perspective, doesn't it?

In the meantime I've been working away at my first Whitby sock. During my train trip to work I turned the heel and started the eye-of-partridge heel flap. Through the afternoon and evening I worked away at the leg. Looks like there are just a couple of inches to knit before getting started on sock number two! This is my first time knitting Wollmeise and it's wonderful to knit; it's the least splitty yarn I've ever found. And gorgeous stitch definition. Wollmeise is also known for extremely generous yardage - seems like I'm going to need every yard of it, thanks to my huge feet.

That's my WIP Wednesday update! Click on the links at Tami's Amis to see more updates. I'm always amazed by the variety and creativity found through those links!


16 comments:

geeky Heather said...

The color of your sock is divine!

paula said...

That is going to be the cheeriest blankie ever. Looking forward to seeing it grow! I'm also drooling over your Wollmeise. Gorgeous color, and the sock pattern looks like it loves the yarn. Win!

Sam Findlay said...

I can't wait to see this blanket, its going to look so cheerful and bright! Great sock too!

mutantsupermodel.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment on the afghan. The sock is really, really pretty. Of course, I had to click on your CAL link and my jaw dropped open. That looks like such a gorgeous and fun CAL. I so want to play but am bent on finishing poor mom's blanket. I'm definitely adding it to my Ravelry though. It's just too pretty not too. Can't wait to see your progress on it.

Christine said...

The colours for the blankets have me drooling, and the sock looks gorgeous! Such a vibrant colour!

elephantJuice said...

Gorgeous Whitby socks! The colour is absolutely delicious. I keep hearing such good things about Wollmeise but I'm yet to try it. Will have to treat myself one day :)

Janet said...

Love the colors you've chosen for the blanket CAL. Your Whitby sock looks terrific.

http://bluegin6667.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the sock colour and pattern.
Would love to do the cal,it looks great, but have decide to spend this year working on a ripple blanket,very soon, between knitting projects.

heather said...

Love the color combo for your blanket!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Yay, lovely colors. I plan to partially join as time permits (how sadly noncommittal is that??) but I look forward to seeing your progress!

Dee said...

Glad you like the Wollmeise. Someone gifted me some, but I haven't used it yet. Nice to know ahead of time that it would look nice in a pattern.

Your socks look great. congrats on getting so much done so quickly.

can't wait to see the blanket. The colors look like fun.

One pair of Hands said...

I do love rainbow colours. I'm looking forward to seeing your blanket finished. I like your soxks and particularly like the neat fit of the cap in your previous post.

Christina said...

Those are some pretty colors for the blanket, and I like how the sock is turning out too! The cable pattern looks so pretty!

Andria said...

Love the sock, you are so fast! I'm still plugging away on a really simple pattern. The blanket pattern looks gorgeous, I can't wait to see yours.

Pearlin J said...

Lovev the colour of the sock! and those colours for the blanket so happy :)

Erin Kate said...

Oh that sock is gorgeous!