If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are.
--Cat Stevens

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Wingspan, a hat and tapestry crochet

I have been seeing so many great knitting projects lately that I decided it was time for me to start practicing my knitting again.   I was particular inspired by all the beautiful Wingspan's I have seen lately.  So this morning I cast on for one of my own.

I am working a lacy spring hat for a little girl--It is is nearly done I just want to add some embellishments.

Last week I posted the crochet chart I did for an afghan for my sister--This week I have tried to start crocheting it.

It seems that I need to do some more research and practice on tapestry crochet in the flat because it looks terrible and is backwards.

The chest is completely stained.  Now we only need to coat it in polyurethane and touch up the metal.
Yes this is the same pic from last week.  You'll have to trust me when I say it's completely stained.

I haven't worked on my buttons at all this week.
As for reading I have started reading L'Alchemiste: Les Secrets de l'immortel by Michael Scott and translated to french by Frederique Fraisse to help me in my quest to learn French.  It's slow going and Pat has had to help me a lot but I feel like I've learned a lot.
 What have you been working on this week?  Come and visit Tamis AmisAmbassador crochetFrontier Dreams or Ginny's Yarn Along to join in the fun.


  1. I love crochet hats, so quick and great results!

    I hadn't seen the wingspan pattern before! Thanks for another for my queue!!!

  2. That hat is so sweet! And I've been seeing a lot of wingspans as well - I may just have to cast on one myself!

  3. I started Wingspan twice. It's an easy pattern. However, it needs to be the right yarn. I tried two different sock yarns and neither worked for me. I still want to make this and might try some Madelinetosh my next go round.

  4. I am also very tempted by the wingspan. Look forward to see how yours will progress.

  5. Great project, and that trunk is awesome!

  6. I too have been wanting to try my hand at Wingspan....but not sure I want to try it with sock yarn. What are using for yours?

  7. I love crocheting hats too! I followed you here from FrontierDreams. This week, my craftiness led to a mama-made dress for BabySister due in early July. http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/03/squirrelys-nutty-brown-owl-dress.html