WIPs & Books: Going backwards

Crocheting using Deramores Baby DK - new bag recipe & yarn review coming soon. 

There has been very little crafting opportunity since Monday when I made a promising start on a new crochet project and subsequently lost all my notes for the recipe (which now needs rewriting). I also discovered that I had knit TOO MUCH of my Whippoorwill and it was necessary to rip back a few thousand stitches before proceeding with the first row of shaping. With the children on their spring break and a trip away in a few days time it's unlikely that there will be very much more accomplished this week.

I've been dipping in and out of a few books this week including Abby Franquemont's Respect the Spindle - yep, spinning is ANOTHER thing on my list of things to conquer this year! This book was recommended by the ever-helpful folks on my Facebook page (please do come and say hello there if you haven't already) and it contains everything I could possibly need to know, and then some. I'll let you know how I get on.... when I have chance to practice.

Linked with: WIP Wednesday


  1. the colours of your projects just brightened my day no end! :)
    Have a lovely break.

  2. I do love the colours on your whippoorwill, absolutely stunning. Hope you manage to get some progress in with things!

  3. OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE COLOURS!!!! I think I'm just going to sit here and stare in awe for a while.

  4. love the colour of your yarn. dont you hate when you have to rip back work that you have spent ages doing! grrrr
    I too would love to try spinning but trying to find the time is a nightmare!
    Have a great break away.

  5. Aw boo to frogging! Love the colours in your crochet, they look very fresh and cheerful

  6. Such beautiful colors. I do both crochet and knit as well; it's nice to switch back and forth between the two. :)

  7. A FEW THOUSANDS STITCHES? I would not have any hair left!

  8. Pretty colors you are showing. Ripping back takes such concentration; you must be quite patient. Your crochet stitches look just perfect.

    Visiting from Tami.

  9. I love that rainbow yarn - such happy colors!

  10. Time can just fly away when you have to multi-task yeah? I love the colors of that Granny project. They're soothing but cheerful.


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