Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wildcard Wednesday

I'm not too keen on today's KCBW topic, as I don't really have any knitting/crocheting heroes to speak of! So I'm going to use the wildcard topic today, which should tie neatly into Tami's WIP Wednesday meme as well.

Craft Your Perfect Day
Plan your fantasy day with your craft, It might just take up one hour of your day or be the entire focus of the day, but tell your readers where you'd love to craft, whether you'd craft alone or with friends, knitting or crocheting something simple or spending a day learning new skills. 

It's been less than a week since I moved into my new house and while the stash is unpacked and ready to go, I simply don't have the time to craft at the moment. There is far too much unpacking to do (don't you go looking upstairs in my house anytime soon!) and the old house to be completely cleaned today as well (otherwise known as "losing the will to live so I can get my deposit back" day).

But with all this space available to me, a lovely comfy and cosy living room corner and a fully extended dining table crying out to be used for sewing, is it any wonder I am already daydreaming about all the amazing things I will be able to do here once I have the time?

For starters, I need to get some serious blocking on.

Fern Cowl

I still haven't figured out the best way to approach blocking this cowl! I'm sure it will be fiddly and irritating, but worth it once it's done and I can start wearing it (hopefully before it warms up too much and it is relegated to the winter wardrobe for six months).

Cherry Wrap

I put off blocking the pieces for my Cherry Wrap, because I simply did not have the room to do all three panels at once. I figured it would be kind of important to do them all side by side, to ensure I block them all out to the same dimensions. Now, I can lay them out on the floor and still be able to walk through the room!

Poncho Resurrection

In a perfect world, I would open up my bag of poncho motifs and discover that the End Weaving In Fairies had visited during the night, and I was ready to start crocheting them all together.

I'd finish this damn dishcloth just to get the needles back for something else! For some reason it really hasn't gripped my imagination, although I am sure I will love the finished object when I am done.

Granny Square

Those End Weaving In Fairies need to work their magic on this blanket too.


While I waited for all that blocking to dry, I'd dig out my Hypernova scarf and knit furiously until I was done. Since the blocking boards and wires would be out, I could then block it straight away and have a fabulous new scarf (not that I need more scarves - you have no idea just how many scarves I found in wardrobes when I was packing last weekend!).

Of course, in a perfect world, it wouldn't be raining so heavily like it actually is today. It would be warm and sunny, and I could be doing all of this outside on the lawn. I'd take a stereo outside, and listen to classical music while I knit. I'd pop to town and buy the yarn for Eleonora (if you recall, I had to wait until we moved because there was no space for a cardigan-worth of yarn in the old house) so as soon as Hypernova was pinned out, I could cast on my cardigan.

Although, finishing off Hypernova would probably fill me back up with so much love and enthusiasm for the Wollmeise, that I'd be tempted to cast on my second skein and start knitting Momijigari. Perhaps if I had two pairs of arms, I could knit both at once? But then I'd need a third pair, because I'm also really excited to start the Lazy Katy shawl.

Of course, I'm never going to have the time to just sit and spend an entire day with my yarn. As I said, today is cleaning the old house day. Tomorrow I have to empty and repack the garage, so I can get to the washing machine and tumble dryer. Friday I really need to focus on the upstairs of the house, get the rest of the clothes away and sort out the random boxes of tat that have accumulated over the years.

Hopefully this weekend I will have time to knit again! It's been a couple of weeks now and I am really starting to miss it.

To find posts on today's topic, search for 3KCBWDAY3. To see if anyone has used the wildcard, search for 3KCBWWC.


  1. I picked the wildcard topic today too ;)

    Hope the packing goes quickly and you can start having the time and space for playing with yarn again. And buying more now you have room for it! In a perfect world, I'd have all day to knit and do creative things...

  2. Wow, you have so many projects going right now and they are all looking fantastic! Good luck on the rest of the move, before you know it will all be over and you will be able to devote some time to each of your great WIPs.

  3. You will love the Doctor Who dishcloth when it's done (I was sad to give mine away)......but it was kind of annoying to knit at times.

  4. WOW! Your fern cowl is GORGEOUS! I'll be interested to learn how you go about blocking it! It's really beautiful.

  5. I love your projects they are gorgeous!

  6. Your Hypernova and Fern Cowl are amazing!

  7. I love your wildcard entry and your projects are gorgeous. You know, I don't think you need to block the cowl as the pattern is already very detailled and prominent. Personally I think it looks perfect as it is.
    And I am keeping my fingers crossed for the fairies to pop by your place over night :)

  8. Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch26 April 2012 at 07:59

    Oh I love the sound of your day and you must be so delighted with all that extra space - I felt like that when we bought our house (we went from 3 bedrooms to 5 and double the amount of downstairs rooms)....... but we filled that up quite quickly and I'm now planning new storage solutions for the cwtch - for the yarn? you ask. Maybe :) 

  9. The cowl doesn't drape as nicely as I'd like at the bottom, so it will need blocking just to get it to hang properly.


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