WIP Wednesday – Do My Wings Look Weird? and Wristwarmers!

Hello, Stitchy Friends! I’m back for another WIP (work-in-progress) Wednesday. I’ve got two projects to share today. First, the stitching.

Halloween Fairy, designed by Mirabila (WIP)

I’m very nearly finished with Halloween Fairy from Mirabilia. But, my problem with the wings continues. As you may remember, I ran out of the colour for the wings, Crescent Colours Dandelion Stem. I just can’t seem to match the colour of the already completed wing. So, tell me, can you see a big difference between the two wings?

Once I decide what to do about the wings (and, sadly, ripping out the first one and restitching it to match the second one done in the new dyelot is an option because I have enough of that left), I can move on to finishing up the backstitching, beading, and then framing. Yay!

Project number 2 is knitting. I’m making Snowfall Wristwarmers, a pattern from LoveKnitting.com (available here).

Snowfall Wristwarmers from Loveknitting.com (WIP)

I’m using Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in colourway Dusty Lilac. I know, it sure doesn’t look like it. What can I say, I’m known for my terrible pictures.

The yarn is knitting up really well. Normally soft, springy acrylic is splitty, but I’m not finding the Paintbox Aran to be that way at all. I am easily able to knit the cables sans cable needle on wooden needles. And, the yarn is plumping out nicely but still allowing the cables to pop. I haven’t washed it yet though, so I will reserve final judgement until I do.

This yarn was provided to me by Loveknitting.com for review purposes. All opinions are my own, as is my choice of pattern. And my terrible picture.

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Don’t forget: the next Smalls SAL check-in takes place this Friday. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

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6 Responses to WIP Wednesday – Do My Wings Look Weird? and Wristwarmers!

  1. I can’t see difference in color of two wings. Love the color of yarn.

  2. I think once the backstitch is in, you may find that any slight differences in the colour aren’t at all noticeable. I can barely spot them as it is!

  3. dragonsluver says:

    I think once the backstitch is in it will look fine. I really think it looks fine now though. Good luck decided. Great work on your knitting.

  4. kaisievic says:

    I can only spot the difference in the wings because I was looking for it – I think that they are fine. Pretty colour for the wristwarmers.

  5. The difference in the wings is so subtle that it is not easily noticed. I don’t think I would restitch it if it were my project.

  6. Joanne P says:

    I agree with everyone else. Once the backstitch is in, you won’t notice any differences at all.