Wednesday, 19 November 2014

WIP Wednesday

If you're here from the Blogathon, welcome!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

Like my profile says, I'm a quilter, a knitter, and a spinner.  Lately, knitting socks and making bags have become a bit of an obsession for me.  I'm still quilting a bit, but very slowly.  I am getting the urge to make some applique Christmas wall hangings after seeing the awesome one my friend Val made (hi Val!)

I set some crafting goals for myself for 2014.  The first one was to knit 14 pairs of socks in 2014.  I'm working on my 13th pair; this is actually the fourth pair I started but I didn't start the second sock until this month.

It's almost finished!  I started the decreases for the toe today, so I'll probably finish it tomorrow.

My second goal this year was to finish the strippy quilt I started a couple of years ago.

It's stalled out for now.  I still need to sew strips together, but just can't seem to find the motivation to do it.  I'd like to start something else, but this keeps staring at me to finish!  Somehow I don't think I'll meet this goal.

My third goal this year was to put together my Cricket Loom and actually weave something.  Hasn't happened yet, but the year isn't over!

I've been making little bags lately.  I was working on this one earlier.

I finished it, and decided to try adding a charm for the zipper pull.  I had picked up some clasps, jump rings and charms at Michaels last week, and put one together for the bag.

Then I went back to a finished bag and added this one.

I really like the way they look, so I'm going to make another trip to Michaels to get more charms.

This post turned out to be longer than I thought!  If you made it this far YAY!  I hope you enjoyed it!
Please feel free to comment, I love reading them!

Linked to the Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday.



  1. What a great bag!!! And the charms add such a nice touch to both of them!

  2. I hopped over from the west side of the province. Nice bags - I like the way the zipper is neatly tucked in - was it a tutorial from somewhere on the internet ?

  3. Nice to meet another sock knitter. Hopping over to visit from Edmonton, but will always be from Saskatchewan ☺

  4. You need to set yourself lots of targets so that you can't possibly run out of things to do before the end of the year! I love the way those wee bags have turned out. I'm hoping to make a Christmas wall hanging too - I have all the bits ready and just need to put it together. I need to get on with it!

  5. I love the charms....they are GREAT! Best of all, we just got a Michael's - only 45 minutes guess where I'm going this weekend? Yup! Michaels. To get charms to add to my bags...Thanks for a great post, and a great share! Visiting from Nova Scotia on the Sew Sisters blog hop.

  6. I love your spirit! Hey! There are still 6 weeks left before the new year. Lots of time to finish projects and start new ones, right?! HA! Thanks for participating in Blogathon Canada!

  7. I didn't know Michael's had charms. I'll have to go on a shopping trip and make some zipper pulls too.

  8. I love quilting but I do have some other projects on the go (beading and knitting scarves)so that I can be successful in the short term. I usually make big bed sized quilts and they often take a fair length of time. I do finish off most of my quilts but I do have a couple that have been on the back burner for a long time now ( over 10 years one of them YIkes- ) In fairness to myself I have completed many other quilts since that time but I just keep getting requests for other projects and I had trouble getting my head around one of the designs. I also am working on my son's wedding quilt but other projects have delayed its completion as well. Sigh... His quilt has 160 blocks and I am about 1/2 way there... It is an interesting journey - this business of quilting... Enjoy the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta,

  9. I am so jealous of your ability to knit socks! They look fantastic! Stopped by on the blogathon.

  10. Bags and socks are a great combination. They both finish fairly quickly and make great gifts.

  11. great job on getting things done and the charms .... sew cute I never thought of using them that way.
    take care
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