Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - #30

I am so sorry I missed three weeks of Tami's WIPW! I'll be playing catch up for a while, I see. Everyone has been SO productive. To see what I mean, follow the link above and watch all sorts of interesting projects in process.

I've been working on the Cone Nebula quilt. Here is a numbered map to show you where we are:
I don't do conventional, so the numbers are all over the place. I was afraid of having too much of one thing in one area, and not having it evenly spread through the rest. Anyway, here is Section 5:
and Section 6:
(Yes, I know that I need to get up on a chair and point the camera down - Section 5 - instead of backing up and hoping - Section 6.)

I've also been working on the Every Way Wrap. It's 15 rows bigger now than this picture, but you all have imaginations:
Last week, I got discouraged at how slowly this is coming along that I put myself on a schedule - at least one 16-row repeat every week by Friday. It's Wednesday morning, and I am seriously considering aiming for a second repeat by Friday... I had a really complicated cable row last evening just before I went to bed. This is a row where each cable is a mirror image of the ones on either side of it (hold the first two stitches back instead of front). I was falling asleep, Hubby had a PBS thing on about the battle of Stalingrad, and I simply screwed up. I dropped stitches, lost count, had to rip back the row, had to go to the back side to find my errant stitches. I got it all cleared up, and by then I was wide awake and knew a whole lot about the Eastern Front of the Second World War.

The transition at work is in process. The official date for the changeover is April 4, but a gal in the building retired last week, and some of her duties have come to me. My new supervisor-to-be has me writing procedures for various tasks (this happens to be something I enjoy doing and have done on nearly every job since starting as a very low-ranked clerk nearly 30 years ago). My current supervisor is telling all of us to do whatever we can to make the transition go smoothly, and she's going around to each of us with virtual hugs and pats on the back. I have been SO fortunate to have worked for her for the last 15 years!

Have a good week everyone and check out the other projects at Tami's blog!


Vicki said...

ooh such pretty knitting; and the pattern for the throw is gorgeous, have a great day xx

WonderWhyGal said...

Your quilt is going to be amazing. The wrap is looking great too! I've seen a few people with the completed wrap and it is worth all of the pain because it's beautiful.

Good luck at work!

Stacey said...

OMG- that quilt is going to be SOO fabulous! Love it!

Sandy said...

Your quilt gives me a headache! WOW, it looks so involved and difficult I would be overcome. Lots of luck and keep up the good work. Amazing! Popped in from WIPW

Tami Klockau said...

Welcome back! The quilt looks amazing! I can't wait to see it finished. I love the color of the wrap. Isn't it nice to have a deadline? Thank god for WIPW and FO Friday! Those keep me going. LOL

Glad to hear the transition at work is going well. It's always a stressful time when things change, especially after such a long period of time, I'm sure. Good luck the rest of the month on getting things ready for the final move over!

Kerry said...

Oh dear. Knitting and falling asleep is never a good combination. Well done on getting more done than you had planned.

Dina said...

I am speechless when it comes to your quilts. Gorgeous!

autumngeisha said...

Your quilt is looking amazing. I love the colors in section 6. That is a terrific idea to set yourself a knitting schedule for your wrap. Good luck with your work transition. My workplace is also going through a bit of change which can be stressful. Thank goodness for our hobbies!

Unforth said...

That quilt is going to be amazing!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

Affiknitty said...

I'm not a quilter, but I can still appreciate how intricate that is! I love that Everyway Wrap too.

Delusional Knitter said...

I love, love, love that quilt! Makes me want to start yet another hobby :0) I gave up on giving myself deadlines for knitting ... unless its a gift. Otherwise I have the same troubles as you, forced knitting = mistakes and un-knitting, which is counterproductive and frustrating for me.