Wow, I haven’t done a WIP Wednesday since….forever. I thought I’d give you a look at what I’ve been working on.
Let’s start with some socks. I started these socks at Pam‘s house the first day of MDSW because I was itching to try my new Signature DPNS. This is Claudia Handpainted yarn in the Ingrid’s Blues colorway. It’s a plain pattern with 3×1 ribbing on the leg, heel and top of foot. It’s knitting up beautifully and smoothly on these needles. I’m most of the way through the leg of the second sock. These are purse socks for those days when I don’t want to knit on whatever complicated project I’m carrying around.
This most recent project is a scarf I’m designing for Schaefer Yarn, Co. I was approached by their design rep to do some knitting/designing for them. And for those of you that know me, you know that this is a HUGE honor for me as Schaefer is my absolutely favorite yarn company. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before. Numerous times. Their colors are so luscious and the yarns are to die for. This scarf will be called Corazon. It uses Schaefer Anne (shown in the Clara Barton colorway).
Also for Schaefer is a lace cami that I just finished using their Susan yarn (100% mercerized pima cotton). I LOVED knitting with this yarn. It glided on my bamboo KA Switch needles and the yarn was not splitty at all. This particular colorway is called Barbara McClintock. The new pattern will be called Esmeralda and will be available through Schaefer or myself on Ravelry as soon as I put the finishing touches on it and take some pictures (crossing fingers for a nice weekend!!)
Once in a while, I pull out a shawl I’m working on. It’s the Simple Yet Effective Shawl (Rav link). Garter combined with stockinette. Totally mindless and perfect for such a variegated yarn, Chewy Spaghetti Spaghetti in the Simpatico colorway. Thanks, Cristi, for suggesting this pattern. You were right – it DOES match the yarn. :o)
I also decided to knit another Coachella. I’m using some South West Trading Company Amaizing yan (corn fiber!!) that Cristi gifted me with when I met her at MDSW. (Thanks, babe!). I used the same lace pattern for the back that I am using for my Corazon scarf above. It really is a beautiful detail, if I do say so myself.
Lastly, but definitely not least, is the Ishbel shawl (Rav link). (BTW, I really want to get the rest of Ysolda’s book!! Looks good!) I started this shawl on a whim on Sunday evening after seeing Tawana‘s and Shameka‘s Ishbels in progress that afternoon. I’m using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in the Lucy colorway. By Monday evening, I was on the second to last chart. I should be finished with this shawl within the next day or so. Heh. Can you say FLYING through it?? It’s really a simple pattern with all that stockinette at its start.
Well, that’s my WIP summary. We will not discuss the UFO’s that are hibernating right now. Those will be back in the fall. 😉