Monday, July 19, 2010

But wait - there's more!

(I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since my last post -- I think about posting all the time!)

From a couple of the comments to the last post, I think some of you are under the impression that I've got a lot of WIPs going. And you're right, because there are even more!

For example, there's my Boneyard Shawl. This is truly mindless knitting and great for conference and group settings. It's destined to be my work shawl, taking the place of the ugly store-bought woven shawl that I've worn at work for years. I'm making it from two skeins of Malabrigo Sock (in Stonechat), so it will be good-sized and cozy.

I need to take another picture - it's much larger than this now!

There's also Stonewall, yet another beautiful Anne Hansen design that I'm knitting out of an equally gorgeous merino-tencel sock yarn by Jessie. I really want to get this done by winter - I need a new scarf!

Again, it's bigger than this now!

There's Feather Duster, which is perfect for this Kidsilk Haze in Candy Girl. Knitting with KSH drives me nuts, but it's so pretty!

very pink Feather Duster shawl

And finally, over the weekend I pulled out my Hedera Socks. I'm just starting the second one. I started this pair so long ago that it was before I figured out that I need to knit socks a little smaller than it seems, so the first one is a little big. And even though I've seen lots of beautiful Hederas, I'm not so sure about this slightly busy Blue Moon Socks that Rock (Medium) in Gypsum.


So you see why it takes me so long to finish anything! Lately, I've been fairly faithful to the baby blanket, Larkin, to make sure I get it done before the baby arrives in October.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Slow Progress

I wish I had something completed to show you, but since I have been incredibly non-monogamous in my knitting, I have little to show.

There's Larkin (rav), the baby blanket. I think I'm about a third done with it. It also now has a recipient -- one of my co-workers is expecting a baby girl in October and I think this would be nice for them.

PIle o' Larkin

There are the Hedgerow Socks (rav), which I began last October, as conference knitting. They've been hibernating, and I've just started the second one.

Hedgerow Socks

There's Whispering Pines (rav). I'm on the second of 11 charts (plus a knitted-on edging). I'm hoping to finish this by Christmas (for me).

Whispering Pines

There's another Crocheted Birdie. This one will have non-matching wings.

Another Birdie (partial)

A few weeks ago, I visited Helen, and we made a quick trip to Klose Knit where, in addition to a little bit of cotton yarn to use to make birdies, I bought this gorgeous Lantern Moon knitting bag. It's very small, but bit enough for a sock project (although at the moment it's holding Whispering Pines). It's also reversible -- you can see the darker pink there at the top -- and has a pocket both inside and outside.

Lantern Moon bag

In a fit of startitis, I also cast on a pair of Rivendell socks, but knew immediately they would be too small. I think I've figured out how to add a few stitches to the circumference, but am no longer dying to make them, so they will wait for a little while. But that's okay - I've got plenty of other projects to work on!