First off, I wanted to announce that I am going to have a Flash Your Stash post this Friday with a Mr. Linky so we can all show off our stash of yarn! It will be an ongoing post (hopefully) so I won't be closing the Mr. Linky and will be adding a link to it at the sidebar of the blog. Feel free to post a link to your Friday Flash Your Stash post and add an updated picture whenever you like. Who doesn't love to see everyone's piles of beautiful yarn!?
Now on to WIPW3! Wow, did last week fly by! Unfortunately, I was sick for most of it, so I didn't get too much crocheting done. It just felt weird handling yarn being so stuffy and feeling gross. The bad was of course being sick and not crocheting. The good was I had tons of time to think up fun new projects! Once I started to feel better, I cruised through the dinosaur I have been working on for a swap (almost finished!) and did a decent part of the afghan I showed in WIPW1.
Here are both projects, closer to completion!
As I mentioned, I have an old picture from our first WIPW. It may not look like a huge improvement, but believe me...it is! I'm using the afghan stitch which is taking forever, but I love the result. The blanket is turning out thick and lush with no holes. The next square is going to be cream with brown flecks, and then solid cream. In the next row over, I'm going to offset the colors. I hope it makes for a good pattern! I can't wait to get the second square finished and the 3rd started.
This is where I'm at with the dinosaur for my swap. I hope to finish it tonight (the legs and eyes/mouth) so I can send it out, along with other goodies tomorrow or Thursday. I'm pretty proud of it (despite the lumpy tail) since it is the first thing, besides the cupcake, without a pattern. Though I didn't write the pattern down completely as I went (since I winged it), I still hope to make another one and iron out the issues I had with this one. I hope my swap partner likes it! I'll be posting the swap I send to her once she gets it (just in case she comes here) and will also be posting the box I receive! It's a round-robin swap this month, so it will be from different partners.
To share your WIPW post with us, just fill out the Mr. Linky below. Despite it saying you must comment, don't feel as if you do. That is something Mr. Linky automatically adds. I just ask you to check out a few of the links posted to see what everyone else is working on and comment there if you can. Everyone loves feedback and a little encouragement on their projects! Also, please link back to this post in yours to get the word out! The more the merrier!