WIP Wednesday: Bursts of colour

Currently: listening to what this stunning skein wants to become! (Fidget Lace yarn from herecards available here.)

It's been ages since I posted an update on my works in progress (WIPs). This is at least partly because I've had several commissioned designs which kept me busy with projects I couldn't share. So this month, I haven't taken on any design projects and I'm creating just for myself. It feels very satisfying. The only trouble is, I have so many things that I want to work on across multiple disciplines, that it's hard to prioritise them. 

From last week: working on affirmation cards as part of Life Book 2017
As you may have seen on Instagram and recent blog posts, I've been painting and drawing quite a lot and having so much fun (and making a huge mess). 

I've also been crocheting and even have a finished object to show you (on Friday) so now it's time to get back into some knitting... 

'Askews Me' in progress - complete with ink-stained fingers (whoops!) 

You may remember that last February I cast on Stephen West's Askews Me shawl using the scrumptious yarn I bought from EasyKnits at Unravel - in fact, this shawl was the very reason I learned Brioche knitting (and wrote a series of tutorials for beginners). I'm determined to finish it in time for the next Unravel Festival which is less than five weeks away*, and finishing it is in my Life Workbook list of 100 things to do this year. I'm looking forward to ticking it off the list as much as wearing it. 

The good news: this project is about 70% complete. 
The not-so-good news: With Brioche, I really find it easier to work both sides of the project (that makes four 'normal' rows - the two RS rows and two WS rows) between putting it down, so I don't lose track of where I am - this helps to prevent errors. As there are now so many stitches, it takes well over an hour to work both sides twice, and I haven't had uninterrupted blocks of time to do that, and it's very slow going. My goal is to finish it before the end of the month, so I'm going to need to make some time! I might have to resign myself to Netflix or Audible for a few mornings to get it done.

So what are you working on and watching or listening to? 

*If you haven't entered the Unravel ticket giveaway yet, head on over to this post

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