Four WIPs

Four WIPs

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Once again, I find myself in the middle of four WIPs, all of which I’m making steady progress on, but not terribly close to finishing. Currently I’m commuting to work on a bus about 50 minutes each way, so I can get a fair amount of work done on the bus- when my hands feel like it. I work in IT so I’m on a keyboard all day, and sometimes after 8 hours of that on the way home my hands need a break. They were all started for different reasons, and I work on them at different times, so they will definitely all get done within a few months.

Here’s the rundown on the various projects, why I started them, and when I work on them:

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Out of Yarn!

Out of Yarn!

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Update: I was able to purchase two more balls of yarn – check back later for the finished shawl! 

Oh no! This is one of the dangers of impulse buying beautiful yarn without a pattern in mind. I bought it in a local yarn shop because this yarn is a unique long-striping wool and silk blend. It was also packaged in a plush center-pull ball that wasn’t quite a cake and also wasn’t quite a skein, which displayed its gradients so perfectly, so I purchased two, for a total of 546 yards. I knew it would have a beautiful drape to it, so I decided to crochet a prayer shawl for my church. Read more

Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to the Crafts in Progress blog!

I started this blog to share the projects I’m working on, and some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. The name is a reference to the common WIP (work in progress) abbreviation used on most crafting websites. I’ll try to post pictures of my crafts in progress (duh!) as well as the finished result. I’ll also write about what techniques I’ve used and about the materials I’ve used.

My mom taught me to knit when I was about 6 or 7, and since then I’ve continued to teach myself new techniques through books and videos. I entirely taught myself crocheting from books and videos. Most of my paper crafting is done with my Cricut Explore machine.

I hope you enjoy reading Crafts in Progress! If you have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to email me at kathleen@craftsinprogress.com