Thursday, August 18, 2011

War of WIPs Call to Arms #5

Want to join the war?? Check out the 2011 War of WIPs page.

In addition to finishing WIPs, there will be optional side quests to organize your knitting life! Check out the War of WIPs page for more information!

Success! I've won a battle!!

Next Battles on the Horizon:

Celeano Shawl 9/30/11
Niantic Rose Shawl 9/30/11
Ribband 9/30/11
Coriolis Socks
Nugatory Socks
February Lady Sweater
Derek's Scarf
Reversible Cable Scarf
Icarus Shawl
Stenciling storage boxes
Hummingbird Cross Stitch

I also battled this yarn today. This was the In Dreams Mystery Shawl ... its no longer a mystery. I was having a lot of difficulty with this pattern. I still want to knit it and and want to do the beading this time around. The yarn I already used was in a pretty sorry state after ripping:

So I re-skeined it and washed it and left it to dry. Here it is back in shape with the rest of the supplies. This one I am not starting until I've finished all my WIPs!!

***Optional Side Quest August 14-28***
Organize your Knitting Needle Stash

Do you really know what sizes and how many of each you have in your stash? Do you give up trying to find the size you are looking for and just buy another set? Take this time and collect up all your needles and catalog them!

If you are a member of Ravelry you can do it there. You can jot it down in the notebook. You can make up a spreadsheet in Excel, whatever suits your fancy and is something that you will finish doing!!

Complete this for the post on 9/1/11 and you might just win a prize!!

If you are joining the quest to defeat the WIPs, please join the Call to Arms here:


Typstatting said...

Just love that Bat Shawl it is a stunning piece of work!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Great picture and a great shawl! Sorry the other shawl hasn't worked out yet!

Calophi said...

LOVE that bat shawl! I'd totally wear that. But I think it'd end up in my WIP pile for a long time, heh.

geeky Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That shawl looks amazing. It's also amazing how much difference a bath can make to some frogged yarn!!

Alyssa said...

Wow, that yarn was just like new! And, how was the big day? :)

Beadknitter said...

Your shawl turned out awesome! Congrats on getting it done.

Sue said...

Huzzah! A glorious victory! That is a fabulous looking shawl. I posted yesterday.....and I've linked.

autumngeisha said...

That is one of the coolest shawls I've seen! Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

The bat shawl is one of the coolest things I've seen! Good job you!