Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 1.2.13

Here's to the first Work-in-Progress Wednesday of 2012!

It's a wonder what two full days off in a row can do! Monday, Kevin had the day off as well so while he was outside clearing the driveway of the snow we got earlier in the week I was doing some chores inside. Then I got bundled up and went outside with him to play on the sleds. He must have been thinking the same thing because when I got out there he had just started them up and were letting them warm up.  We can get on the snowmobile trails right from the house which is pretty convenient! Last year he traded his old truck for two sleds and a trailer. Before that we have only ever had one sled, which meant I rode on the back. I didn't grow up riding like he did and with the poor winter we had last year & my sled having issues, we only got out once. That was when the trails had been groomed, this year we were breaking trail -- a little rough on the bodies to say the least! We only went about 8 miles and in that 8 miles I managed to hit a little tree (nicked it with the ski) and get stuck off the trail in deep snow three times. Fortunately Kevin was there to help, I definitely won't be going out on my own!

We went out to Kevin's Dad's house for NYE and had a really good time! Was able to finish a stuffie in between eating, playing with the nephews, sledding & lighting off fireworks. Two of Kevin's step brothers are firefighters so they had a whole show set up for us, they even got cheers from neighbors we didn't know were watching. We set them off at 9 because the little ones probably wouldn't make it up until midnight. After we had all been back inside for a while one of Kevin's brothers noticed that the fireworks table had caught on fire and was setting a few remaining fireworks off. Oops! Fortunately they had been smart enough to put the table in the middle of the big field away from anything else!

I spent yesterday cleaning & crocheting and was able to start & finish my first project of 2013. Makes me wonder how many I will complete this year, any guesses?

Here are my WIPs for today:
Zombie Kitty:

Just the top of his head for now, started this just before bed last night. Using a lighter/brighter green than I have in the past for the Zombie Kitties but I am liking it so far.

Purple Shawl:

This is a pattern from the back of a yarn label. I really like how it is coming out and can only imagine how it will look once blocked! Which means I may need to be getting some blocking pads pretty soon here. I am slightly surprised at how easy I found this intermediate pattern to be. Makes me excited for more difficult projects! Oh if only I could sit home and crochet all day!

That's it for me today, on to do some quick house chores then get ready for work! Have a happy Wednesday!
Checking in with Tami's Amis to see what everyone is working on.


  1. Can't wait to see the kitty finished.

    Happy New Year!

    1. If you haven't seen him yet you should totally check him out, especially the special photoshop job I did :-)