Work-in-Progress Wednesday: First Edition

Welcome to Work-in-Progress (WIP) Wednesday!  I hope to be updating you every (well, most) Wednesday on various projects I am working on.

Knitting

I have been knitting pretty continuously the last few months.  I recently finished a project that I will be sharing with you soon.  I just need to take some pictures (hopefully on Sunday as I will be wearing the finished item for Mother’s Day).  I pretty much immediately started a new project that I am quite excited about.

Meet Larch:

Larch Shawlette

It’s a little shawlette or scarflet that I have been wanting to make for over a year.  I had just been waiting for the right yarn to find me.  The yarn and I finally crossed paths recently and I love it!

Back in January I started my first pair of socks as part of a mystery knit-a-long.  This is how far I got:

Focus Pocus

The project stalled for a couple of reasons:

1) I started a Downton Abbey KAL at the same time I started these socks.  I discovered that I am  a one-project-at-a-time girl, and this is the one that didn’t get worked on.

2) After trying on my socks, I found that the cast-on edge is quite tight around my ankle, which discouraged me.  I think I will start over soon with a looser cast-on.  I want the finished socks to be comfortable to wear!

Home Improvement

In other news, I finally started a home improvement project I have been talking about for years!  I am turning our spare bedroom into a freshly painted and revamped bedroom for my daughter.

I have ripped out molding, removed doors, pulled down shelving, and sanded down flaws.  By the end of this project, I will have learned how to paint a room (can you believe this is my first time?), install baseboards and molding around a door, install a closet organizer, and all sorts of mundane home improvement tasks.

Door in Progress

Now I would like to get some opinions about the closet.  I have already removed the original, boring shelf and bar and will replace them with some sort of closet organizing system (I haven’t designed it yet).  I am trying to decide what to do about the doors.

Original Closet

These are the original sliding doors that were installed when the house was built.  They are in good condition and function well.  I have some fun ideas about how I can spruce them up and make them more interesting.  But, I am also considering replacing them with bi-fold type doors.  Any opinions?  Pros and cons for the different types of doors?  I would love to hear what you think!

Whew!  I have a lot going on!  What projects are you working on?

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6 responses to “Work-in-Progress Wednesday: First Edition

  1. Cher

    You have been busy! We are painting and recarpeting the upstairs right now – finally. It only took us eight years after moving in to do something we should have done five years ago :-)
    I am sure your girl will love the new space.
    Doors are tough. I just pulled folding bamboo doors off my closet and am replacing them with curtains. My daughter has mirrored sliding doors and likes them. Bi fold doors and I have a bad history. I seem to run into them and knock them off track.

  2. We vote for no doors! Definitely no bi-folds…you can make the organization of the shelves look good…and closet doors are open 90% of the time anyway;) Heh heh…you asked!

    • L suggested no doors, especially for R. My concern is my ability (or lack thereof) to keep things looking good. But you are right about doors being open most of the time!

  3. I agree with the others…no b-ifolds! I have a 9-year-old son and a 6 year-old daughter, and their closets have bi-fold doors. They are constantly putting things in front of the doors and then claiming they can’t put things away b/c they can’t open the doors. Silliness, but a pain nonetheless. Your WIPs look great so far; I’m a one-project-at-a-time girl too. :)

    • Thanks for the advice! I have pretty much decided against bi-folds at this point. I can see us putting things in front of the doors too…

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