crack that w(h)ip

Well hello! It’s Wednesday wip time. And, as Devo said, it’s time to “Whip it! Whip it good.” Oh 80s, sometimes I miss you. Not the fashion, for the most part, more the music. Remember that hair? The perms? The scrunchies. Yikes. Unless you’re out to have extra fun with it – like with an 80s tribute band. Meet the Legwarmers, who are exactly that. I went to their New Year’s Show, and another time for my birthday. Definitely one of the best parties I’ve been to. Just check out their promo video below, and there are more images on their website. It’s a pretty much a requirement to dress up for the concert, so you almost get an 80s overdose there 🙂 I think it’s the best fun you can have with the 80s without actually bringing the 80s back. Imagine if people dressed like that all the time…

So, let’s look at my knitting (and reading). Well, would you look at that! I’ve actually managed to make some progress on my Erin Go Bragh shawl! I’m almost done with the last part of my Color Affection shawl. It has lingered and lingered around here. Which is kind of weird since it’s a fun project. By now the project has taken on dimensions that make it difficult to take it along. It’s no longer a “on-the-go” project. And I have other projects going on that have been getting knitting time, both my Indian Red and my steel sings scarves. But I’ve been trying to finish up my Color Affection, and I’m almost there!

May 23, 2012 wip and reading

I think I’ll finish this one today since I’m participating in Cheryl Marie’s Knitting Marathon. That’s 26.2 hours of knitting, May 23-24. I won’t be able to only knit in that time. Obviously I have to sleep. And then there’ll be lots of other things going on like eating, blogging, household stuff and so on. (I love that blogging comes second – although I’m scheduling my Wednesday and Thursday posts). But I should definitely make some inroads with my knitting. I think my Erin Go Bragh will be finished, and I’m hoping that I’ll maybe even finish my Indian Red scarf. Want to join in too? Shall we see how much knitting we can get done? I’m sure you can start later and then correspondingly finish later.

And the read, that’s a comfort read of mine. I read Tamora Pierce‘s Alanna series as a teen, and I loved it. A girl that wants to become a knight, and despite all the challenges, having to hide that she’s a girl from almost everyone, and so on, she succeeds and forges her own path. Who hasn’t dreamt of being a knight? I loved that series, and I still have my books. This series is a set in the same universe as the Alanna quartet and tells you the story of Keladry of Mindelan, the second girl to try for knighthood. She does it publicly, without having to hide her gender like Alanna, and the book talks about the different set of challenges she faces, the prejudices, but also her successes. I’m currently on book 4 in the quartet, Lady Knight, and I still have aways to go. I like rereading books – good books, that is – you know what is coming but you don’t remember all the details, and it’s like saying hello to an old friend.

Now for the blog hop part: I’m linking up with this week’s Yarn Along, this week’s Tami’s Amis WIP Wednesday, through Ambassador Crochet’s Wip Wednesday and Frontier Dreams’ Keep Calm and Craft on (KCCO) blog-a-long. Check out some of the other awesome wip posts.



  1. Found your blog via the Yarn Along. Love the ’80s! Very clever post title too. 🙂 I just saw that Devo is doing a summer tour with Blondie. Too bad they are only doing a handful of shows. Lovely shawl. I love the colors!


    1. Thank you! Devo with Blondie? Oh, that just has to be awesome. Now I have to check out if they’ll be playing anywhere near me


  2. You absolutely made me smile with your post today. Don’t forget to eat during this knitting marathon … but make sure to put your knitting down first! : )


    1. Lol! Yes to food, absolutely. And I just managed to sit on my knitting needles – I really should keep them on the table when I’m not knitting. At least these were metal needles so they didn’t break 🙂


    1. I love green – it’s such a spring like color. That color of new leaves, and the darker green once it turns warmer – love it!


  3. Those green stripes are so pretty! I hope you get it done, because if it were me I’d want to wear that right away.


  4. I love the 80’s too! Especially the music and those like totally awesome John Hughes movies. Love those colors that you are using for your Color Affection. The light and dark greens are beautiful together. Have fun with the knitting marathon!


    1. Oh yes, John Hughes movies. I’d totally name on of my projects after his movies, but nothing seems to fit right now. One of these days…


  5. That green is so beautiful! I would love to join the knitting marathon, alas I have to work. Oh how work makes me bitter sometimes, however it is seasonal so come November I’ll be knitting like a mad woman.


    1. I pretty much failed, I had so much stuff going on. I think the next time I’ll just do a marathon of my own, over a weekend. That should be more doable, I think


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