Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Endings and Beginnings

So, I've been diligent this week in catching up on the Fuzzy Mitten Mystery KAL, and last night I officially finished all the current clues! My guy is in pieces, but I put him in his karate outfit to show what he will look like after this weekend. Headless amigurumi!
The final part I worked on was his suit, and that is the part I finished last night. Man, this outfit took just as long as the whole animal to make, but isn't it ridiculously cute? I'm still pretty interested to see how it all goes together (mainly how the tail sits in the pants).
The tail was the big piece included in clue #5, and I just had to share this photo to brag - the middle area of what you see in the photo is actually the seam on this piece! It's completely invisible! I impressed myself with that one, lol.
So, my little guy is all in pieces in his suit, hanging out in this basket until Friday rolls around with the final clue. I know what it is already, but the head is the final piece to really bring him to life. I can't wait!
I finished catching up with the mystery KAL pretty early last night, so I decided to officially begin my Christmas present knitting. I probably shouldn't show this here in case the recipient reads this blog, but I'm going to just hope they don't. I'm really excited to use this fancy yarn. It's Aarlan SwaLaine that I got at a thrift store for a steal - it's 100% wool that is a black mixed with burgundy. This is also the first chainette style yarn I've ever worked with and it's been pretty fun so far (aside from the fact that it's shedding like mad - anyone know if this is part of it being a bit older or if it's just the nature of some wools?). I think the chainette gives a neat texture and I really can't wait to see how it looks blocked.
I worked on these projects while listening to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I just read The Secret History a few weeks ago and LOVED it, so I was very excited to give this one a read since it got so much acclaim. I'm halfway through and loving it so far. I love the way she writes.
So that's my world this week :) Head over to Gracey's Goodies to see what other people are up to!

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