Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Drowning in WIPs

I've been kinda all over the place with my knitting this past week, so I have worked on no fewer than 6 different WIPs! At this rate it will be quite awhile before I have any FOs ;)

So with no further ado... from the oldest project to the newest.

The sock yarn blanket has seen quite a bit of progress this past week, as I've been in the mood for some mindless knitting. I need to start knitting the different sections together though, as I've decided I want it to be 20 squares across, and I currently have 15.
I haven't yet made up my mind whether to fill out the edges, or just leave them as is. I'll probably wait with that decision till I've seen it finished. It's gone a long way to go yet though. If my calculations are correct I'll need somewhere between 300-400 squares, and so far I have... 48!

I've only got a few more repeats done on my No Purl Monkey socks since last week. I absolutely LOVE the yarn (Fyberspates Vivacious 4 Ply in the Blue Lagoon colourway). The colour is awesome, and the yarn SO soft to the touch! I almost regret not buying more of it when I had the chance! I may just have to get some more online ;)
The reason I've come no further than this is that I want to try out the Fish Lips Kiss heel for it, and I need the pattern for that, so it cannot be used for travel knitting until I've got that sorted. I have a feeling I'm going to LOVE these socks though! (Yes, two capital letter "love" in the same paragraph - it's worth it :) )

I finally figured out where I wanted to go next with my Sampler Shawl, so that's gotten a few more rows done as well. I don't have much yarn left though, so I think I'm going to have to get started on the edging soon. I've decided to just to feather-and-fan repeats until the yarn runs out, in order to give it a nice, wavy edge. I'll need to weigh the yarn in order to calculate how many repeats I can safely do before the cast off though. Wouldn't mind having enough for a square or two for the sock yarn blanket either ;)

Due to all the WIPs, I've only gotten another 7 rows done on the Terra Linda cardigan. Not for want of interest though. I absolutely love the pattern, the yarn (Garnstudio DROPS Merino Extra Fine) and the way the two work together. I got to show my friend my progress to date yesterday, and fortunately she loves it too :)

Anyway, since I needed some new travel knitting (and found some new sock yarn on sale) I decided to cast on the Conwy socks by Nancy Bush. Unfortunately this is turning out to be a less pleasurable knit than I had hoped. I don't know if it's the yarn (Lana Grossa Meilenweit Grey Stretch) or the pattern (or a mix!) but I'm not loving seeing the sock grow the way I usually do. In fact, I decided that these would be ankle socks or I'd never get the second one done!

I hope it's the pattern more than the yarn, because I bought 4 skeins of various Meilenweit Stretch yarn, and that would just be a waste!

And finally - because 5 active WIPs (plus a half-finished object I hope to have done soon too) aren't enough, I cast on Martina Behm's Sleeves for my sister. This was my birthday present to her this year, and we finally had the chance to buy the yarn this past weekend. The yarn chosen is Järbo Garn Mio (100% merino) and SO amazingly soft to the touch that I know this won't be the last time I use this yarn. It turned out to be very reasonably priced too, which is always a bonus :)
I've only gotten one evening's worth of work done on this one though, and am making a few modifications to the cuff, as I'm trying to make the sleeves narrower at the cuff, while still flaring out to the same dimensions after the elbow. Not entirely sure if I'll succeed, but I'll give it my best go. Means I have to take copious notes while making the first sleeve though.

Lots of awesome projects :) My greatest problem these days is that I can never figure out which one I want to knit the most! ;)


  1. Wow, that's a lot of projects! Love the shawl, those colours are awesome!

  2. I understand where you are coming from, I have loads if wip's on the go. It seems the less time I have the more projects I start. I love what you are working on, and I can't wait to see how the sleeves turns out.

  3. That is a lot of projects! At least you will always have something to work on :-) And if you get bored with one project you can move on to the next. That sampler shawl is so pretty!

  4. Sometimes, I think our brains need all sorts of different projects. Also, great for the fingers to not get bored with one weight and needle size!