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WIP Wednesday: Obsessions


You might notice a theme in this week’s WIP Wednesday. That theme is red, white, and knitted. Or at least knitty looking. : )

Yes, my Fair Isle obsession continues, this week in the form of knitted Christmas stockings. Suddenly, I MUST have knitted Nordic Christmas stockings. There’s just one catch: Here in Milwaukee, everybody celebrates St. Nick’s Day by putting out their Christmas stockings on Dec. 6. Think I can finish at least two stockings by then? (Because, one for each girl. There must be either two, or none. One is not an option.)

And of course my other project is my red and white Fair Isle quilt. Zig-zag rows are up next on the Fair Isle Sew-Along! It doesn’t look like much right now, but come back tomorrow for this week’s installment in the sew-along, and I promise there will be more to see!

And just so this week’s post is not excessively one-note, don’t forget that my new Picnic Plaid pattern is now available! Grab the PDF version now!

What are YOU working on this week? Here’s how to link up:

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @lee.a.heinrich.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
46 replies
  1. Crafty Coffin
    Crafty Coffin says:

    I'm impressed with your plan to knit two stockings before Dec 6! What pattern are you making? I've been saying for years that I want to knit stockings for the family (myself, husband, son) but I think I need to push to at least make my son's stocking before this Christmas. I bought the yarn months ago and I actually designed the stocking before he was even born so I have no real excuse.

  2. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    loving your picnic plaid quilt…would be a fun one to experiment with color placement and prints! those lavender fabrics from Shabby Fabrics are so pretty! I haven't seen those before.

  3. Anne
    Anne says:

    I just saw this line for the first time earlier in the week and like this colorway a lot. As for me . . . too many WIPs to even think about right now. Back to the machine I go.

  4. sara
    sara says:

    oh i am a purple girl thru and thru–even if i am a grandma 14 times now. i think i need that collection. off i go to shabby fabrics.
    you can get 2 done!!! plenty of time and it will be so worth it to see 2 happy, smiling,full of love for super mom faces. who needs sleep?

  5. Beth
    Beth says:

    Good luck on your stockings! December 6th is a tight deadline. I'm hoping to finish a baby quilt by Christmastime; my problem is that I keep getting sideetracked by other projects.

  6. lalaluu
    lalaluu says:

    Missed the link up due to working all day then going to Quilt Guild meeting last night to see Milka Dubrowsky talk about her dyeing techniques and her design inspiration. It was amazing with so many photos of her colorful work. Just checking my inbox Thursday AM to find I've missed the boat! Oh, well, totally worth it! Good luck with the socks; goodness knows if you've got time, sew knit sew!


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