Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What a WIP

Hey everyone, I'm back after a completely unintentional silence! Last week I just never seemed to find the time to take pictures or write.

I've got some lovely WIPs for you today, First up, Juneberry!

This is my "total relaxation"  knit. I only knit this project when I am already relaxed and happy, which explains why it hasn't been getting much attention lately. I'm really looking forward to finishing this, but I don't want to knit any negatives vibes into it at all!
When I picked it up this weekend I was on row 14/26 from Chart D. Finished up chart D today at lunch ^^;;

Frosting Hat.

I am knitting this hat as a huge experimental swatch. If it doesn't work out I will frog it, shrug, and walk away un-affected. I've had to make this very clear to myself because I knew from the outset that everything about this project is wrong. I'm using Dream in color smooshy, which is fingering weight, when this pattern calls for worsted. My gauge is 6.5 sts per inch when the pattern calls for 5 sts per inch. I did not change the CO number to reflect this. I can't in any way justify my decision to start this project knowing all these things, but I just really really wanted to. It's a disease.

Endpaper mitts.

I started these in December before I decided to do a few last minute Christmas knits, and haven't touched them since! Finally started knitting them again last week. I'm really enjoying the combination of this pattern and the yarn (Broklyntweed loft) . Finished 3 repeats of the chart and am getting ready to start increasing for the thumb gusset. So far can't complain! With a pattern so clear it's hard to make mistakes. My only concern is that My guage tends to get really tight when I knit color work. The first couple of rows are perfect but I worry that it'll tighten up the more I go - but hopefully a combination of increasing for the thumb, and washing and blocking afterwards will be enough to balance that out. Also I try to consciously knit looser with this than I do normally.

Interim Mitts.  (not pictured. )

These are teaching me that I still have much to learn about crochet. I have frogged them for a 2nd time, but am not ready to give up yet, oh no! Keep an eye out for more updates on this one.

Must say it feels weird to have "only" four projects going.  I'm trying to pace myself so I don't run out of stashed yarn before my yarn budget kicks in again, but I've already started eyeing some more patterns. There's some red-fingerless mitts that will probably happen soon, and my Tosh Lace is just screaming to get some attention. Also there is a hibernating beaded lace project that I should probably pull back out.... I made a mistake in it and have to decided if I'm going to frog it or just keep it the way it is.

In the meantime, for more WIPs, check out Tami's

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