Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wip Wednesday #17

Here we are again, another Wednesday! Wednesday's have become my favourite day of the week, I love sharing what I'm doing and recently what I'm reading and love seeing what everyone else is doing and reading! So Happy Wednesday to you all!

Here's what I've been up to this week.

This is the start of Mervin the Molar for my friend Trish! The pattern can be found here. So far he has been quite tricky to knit. The yarn I'm using is just some I had in my stash and to be honest it's not the best and also he is knitted on size 3 needles, which is the smallest size I've ever used and I'm finding that a bit fiddly too! Thankfully I read some of the comments as there is a slight mistake in the pattern, which I might not have noticed otherwise, which would have made him even more tricky! Having said all this, he's not very big so I am hoping to get him finished today and sent off to my friend this week, so hopefully he will make a full appearance on Friday!

I have also been working on some Christmas knitting but for obvious reasons I can't show you any of that yet! January will be busy catching up with what I made for Christmas, so watch out for lots of back dated posts!

I have also remarkably found time this week to get back to knitting my tie top, I haven't done enough to warrant a photo but I'm hoping to have the back finished soon and a photo will definitely follow!

Here's what I've been reading this week and a rather nice photo of Phoebe! This week's books are
Knitty Gritty by Aneeta Patel: still love this book and slowly working my way through the patterns and picking up new skills all the time. Honestly this book is perfect for a beginner.
The Aviary Gate by Kate Hickman: this is for the book group that I run, I've only just started it so not quite ready to comment yet!
101 Cataclysms by Rachael Hale: picked this up at the library book sale for £1 - lot of cute photos and sayings about cats - perfect!

What have you been reading this week? Head over to yarn along to see what others have been reading.

Well that's me for today off to visit Tamis
I will also be linking this post with the following blogs
Wednesday - Show off your stuff party
                     Yarn along
Thursday - Our creative spaces
                 Delightfully inspiring Thursday
                 Creative Juice Thursday


  1. I know what you mean about christmas knitting - it's so weird not posting about something I'm working on!

    Molar is looking cute :)

  2. I love Knitty Gritty, I used it when I was first knitting, and I still use patterns out of it now and then. I love the basic hat pattern, I use that a lot of charity knitting. I can't wait to see Mervin when he's done! Christmas knitting already!! You are so organized, I've just decided to give knitting a pumpkin a try, I can barely handle Fall right now :)

  3. Mervin is going to be a lovely tooth!
    Your kitty is so sweet.

  4. For a minute I thought you were making baby pants. And then I actually read your post. :)

    You'll realize 3s aren't so bad once you've made socks with size 0s. :)

  5. Mervin the molar is so cute. My first thought when I saw the photo was "what strange construction for baby pants?!?"

  6. Thanks for the link for the tooth.
    Yours will look great when its finished.

  7. Molar looks like it'll be really cute. :)
    I wish I could say I thought it was baby pants when I first saw it, but. . . Well. . .

    Phoebe is beautiful!!!

  8. Ooo, I'll look forward to January. And I love Mervin...everyone should have a tooth stuffie ;-).

  9. I also though you were making baby pants. Melvin the Molar is super cute. He looks tough though.

  10. Mervin's looking good so far! wish I had the patience for knitting...

  11. You're very welcome to link up this one to my new linky party here - . It has already started. Make yourself at home :).

  12. Christmas will be here before we know it. I am impressed that you have made a start. x

  13. I love anyone who can knit! Because I can't!! Looks like that will be one cute tooth!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!