I haven’t done a WIP Update in quite a while. I’ve been finishing some things but others I’m procrastinating on. Lately, all I’ve been wanting to do is knit socks for some reason!! 😀
Starting from most recently cast onto the needles:
Jaywalkers using STR in Dreidel from MY STASH! I AM still doing the KFYS07! I had never read anywhere how THICK this STR yarn is. I’m using size 2 KP circs (really a size 2.5) and this sock is HUGE but fits perfectly. It just looks really big and thick. Also, the yarn is kinda hard. I wonder if it gets super soft after you wear and wash them. I’m having lots of fun with these! They’re pretty easy to knit up. I DID get stuck with the heel though because since I SWEAR I’m an expert I wasn’t paying attention to the instructions and completely missed one part of the flap. Figures. I even emailed poor Kathy (aka Grumperina) to ask her if there was anything there. She very nicely told me that she didn’t know what I was doing wrong but was pretty sure the pattern is fine because of all the JW’s already knit out there. She’s so sweet because I’m sure she was thinking, “Dude, there’s been over 600 pairs of JW’s made and you think YOU have found an error all of a sudden? You must be out your rabbit ass mind!!!” :))
Entrelac Cap using Mountain Majesty Handpaint Originals in Taffy. This pattern is written very weird-like. The instructions for the spreadsheet are not very precise but if you’re familiar with Excel you can figure it out (or email her, or me, for a copy). Also the pattern itself – unless you’ve knitted entrelac before you may find it difficult. I did the Tubular cast-on as she instructs but honestly, I think you can just go with a long-tail cast-on and be fine.
Baby Sweater using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Aqua. I’m designing this baby sweater pattern and hope to be able to share it with you guys soon. Some people have recommended to me to sell my knitting. I wanted to give it a shot – hey, why not right? That’s where the idea for this sweater was born. We’ll see how that goes.
Bog Jacket using Makalu Lambgora in Manilla Swirl. I looove how soft and squishy this yarn is. This jacket is gonna be sooo warm and cozy. I KNOW it. BUT I don’t love the freakin colorway! I didn’t know it would have all that pink in it. On their website, the pink is more like an off-white. WTF?! Anyway, I decided to continue on with the jacket and we’ll see how it goes. It’s not a terribly exciting knit because it’s all garter so I haven’t chatted much about it. This is as far as I’ve gotten.
Victorian Diamond Top Socks using Knit Picks Essential in Cocoa. My first solid-colored socks. I wanted to use dpns so that I could use my sock suitcase cuz I’m “special” like that! Yeah. :-B The pattern is pretty simple. I’ll probably try to finish these soon. Maybe I’ll refrain from casting on yet another pair after the Jaywalkers are done and just finish these. Maybe…!
Branching Out using an Italian Merino laceweight I picked up at School Products in the City. I dunno why I started knitting this. I think it was because I wanted to use up the yarn, plus I figured I should just make one of these because damn I’m probably one of maybe three people in the knitting world that hasn’t made one! I should get on this so that I can gift it to one of my kids’ teachers at the end of the year.
Lady Eleanor using Patons SWS in Natural Blue. I am LOVING this knit. I love making all the little rectangles. It’s a lot of fun. It is taking me a while because I’m enjoying it so much. I should also hurry up and finish this one because my office is fucking FREEZING most of the time! I can’t wait until it’s done so I can wrap up in it at work. I’ll probably leave it there. The thing is, I fear it’s going to be so cozy that I’ll fall right asleep! I-)
Well, that’s it for now. Seven projects on the needles. Let’s see if I don’t add another one before the week is out! 😀
PS: I’m about one project away from another Yarn Diet Goal! Can some of you guys entice me with a sweet lovely yarn out there??? I have one on my wishlist – Schaeffer Marjanna from Little Knits so I may end up just getting that. Unless there’s something else out there… 😉