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