WIP Friday – secret projects

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I have nothing finished this week.  It seems like I’ve been hard at work.

I’ve been pushing hard to get Little Chick’s “Anna” cape finished. Β Miles and miles of stockinette mean that I can only work on it for about 30 minutes at a time before I start to go stir-crazy.

ASimpleHomestead.com - Anna cape in progress

I’m currently working on the hood – and then comes the fun part: the decorative color-stranded part around the edges, like this:

Frozen Anna cape

I can definitely say my version will be “inspired” by her cape and not a replica.  For one, it’s not going to have two sections – the short in the front and the longer in the back.  I went in between that for length and just have one section.  Also, the original doesn’t have a hood.  But I mean, seriously … it’s cold out there girl!  Put something on your head! πŸ˜€  I have no intentions of adding little pompom edges either.  I might do a decorative crocheted edge though.

The other project currently in progress has been difficult to work on.  After all, my husband is home All. The. Time.  Except for those rare times he goes to the store after I come home.  Or he goes over to play cribbage with his friend Mike.  Most of this has been worked during those times and even a little bit over my lunch hour.  This headband / ear warmer is “finished” – I just need to weave in the ends.  It should be nice and warm for him to wear while tending the chickens since it’s wool yarn.

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I have just shy of two weeks left two work on projects.  That sounds like a lot until you consider I need to finish these two projects, make a pair of mittens, and make something for my brother-in-law and parents.  It would help too if I didn’t keep changing my mind on what to make!

3 Replies to “WIP Friday – secret projects”

  1. I’ll bet your husband is going to be very happy with his gift! I find warm ears make a big difference in how I feel about doing barn chores this time of year πŸ™‚

  2. Isn’t it strange how we knit all year, but never get the idea to knit the Christmas gifts earlier? I am happy to have finished mine now. Last year I was finishing the last one the day before Christmas πŸ™‚ Have you made the pattern for the Anna-cape yourself? I look forward to see it finished! Have a nice knitting weekend πŸ™‚

    1. I did get the idea to knit my gifts earlier – way back last December. “But I don’t need to start now; I have all the time in the world”. Then suddenly, it’s September which blurred into November. Maybe next year…
      Yes, the Anna cape is my own pattern but the basic shape is pretty simple. Bottom-up, decreasing every 4 rows until you reach the desired length for the back and then I just knit back and forth for the hood; the hood will then be sewn together at the top to bring the two edges together. Then I’ll start on the border since I want that to go all the way around.

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