That’s how many projects I have in my Ravelry projects page. Can you believe that??? The stats are as follows:
6 are WIPs
10 are hibernating
15 are frogged
That means I have 322 FINISHED OBJECTS somewhere. I mean, I know where SOME of them are or might have gone. But, wow. 322. I’m even surprising myself. The first dozen or so listed on Rav date back to 2005.
Let’s talk about what’s occupying my attention at the moment, the 6 WIPs.
First up, are the Fiore di Notte Armwarmers by Yarnissima. I’m using some Sundara yarn I got as a trade at my Staten Island knit night one evening. It’s a very pretty deep purple color. Don’t mind the craptastic pic. I took it with my cell phone. If you’re not familiar with Yarnissima’s patterns, you should be. She designs some gorgeous socks! I love twisted stitches and she incorporates them into most of her designs. I’m done with one of the mitts (except for the thumb) and I started the second mitt already.
The next pattern is one I got from Brooks Farm on a slip of paper as a free pattern with purchase at Rhinebeck. I can’t find it on Ravelry but it’s called the Marching Columns Scarf. It’s brioche mixed with garter stitch. It’s VERY pretty as you can see. The yarn is Brooks Farm Solo Silk. I’ve used this yarn before when I designed my D’Lado Hat & Cowl Set (one skein was enough to knit both items). It’s a BEAUTIFUL wool and silk base that is dyed in gorgeous colors. I fell in love with the scarf when I saw it hanging as a display at the Brooks Farm booth at Rhinebeck and decided to make it. I think they used a different yarn for their sample though. This scarf is supposed to be for Tano (hubby). Not sure if that’s gonna make it into his hands. HEHEHE (Oh, before you ask, scarves are about the only thing I pull out one of my two sets of single point ebony Lantern Moon needles to knit with. Otherwise, I stick to my Colonial Rosewood or my KA Switch interchangeables.)
Another Rhinebeck purchase was a skein of Holiday Yarns FlockSock self-striping yarn. I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. It’s a rich Cafe au Lait color that called my name. I am writing up a Simple Socks pattern (soon to be a Rav freebie) so I can teach a sock knitting class at work. Taking pictures of each step as I go along so it will be easier for people to follow. I am LOVING this yarn, lemmetellya. It’s a tight twist and is knitting up into a nicely thick fabric that I know is going to make a fantastic pair of socks.
This project. MMMM This. Project. What you are seeing on that screen is the start of a sweater knit with wool and POSSUM yarn. Yes, Possum. And it’s OMIGOSH so soft. 10 skeins of this lovely came to me as a gift from Genny (Granny G of Crafternoon Tea with Granny G) who came to visit from New Zealand in time for Rhinebeck. Isn’t she a doll?? I squeezed these balls (heh) until I finally decided to cast on for Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Green Sweater. You all know I love me some EZ, right? This is a very simple sweater. Or so I thought. It’s actually steeked in both center front and sleeves, plus sewing down a bunch of facings so we’ll see how this all works out. In the meantime, I’m so enjoying knitting this loveliness. I’m glad I chose to knit stockinette with this yarn so I can just enjoy it as it glides through my fingers.
[IMAGINE A PICTURE OF A BLACK CARDIGAN INSERTED HERE]
I wanted a simple black cardi to wear to the office. I chose to knit Audrey in Unst in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. The sweater is almost done. I just have to finish the top-down sleeves.
Last year, Brittany from Knit Witch Yarn contacted me to ask me to design for her first sock club. Her club is in collaboration with Dragonfly Fibers. I was honored and gladly said yes — in exchange for a spot in the club. Hee hee. That worked out very nicely as there have been some gorgeous yarns and patterns coming my way. I had to design for the month of October — if you’re in the club, here comes a spoiler pic, although the shipments went out and were mostly received already last week.
So, the 6th WIP is the 2nd sock of my Drop 1 sock pattern, exclusive to the club. The base is Brittany’s Spellcast Yarn in the All Hallows Eve colorway. 50% silk, 50% superwash merino. When I got the yarn in the mail, I thought it would be a shame to only knit socks with such lush yarn so I also designed a cowl to go with the shipment — the Autumn Swirls cowl. Neither of these two patterns will be available for the time being – sorry folks!!! 😉
Expect a whirlwind of FO posts from me because I know I haven’t blogged 322 of them! LOL!