Monday, March 02, 2009
As promised here are some (all of my) WIP's I wanted to show you, before some of them get to be FO's. I'll start with the oldest one. I'm still knitting away on my 10-stitch blanket. I'm working on it, whenever I've finished something, and can't decide what to do next. (happens a lot lately) I think this blanket will take forever! I'm maybe halfway through the yarn, it's about 30" square right now, getting warm on the lap and heavy. One thing's for sure, after I've used up all my Patons SWS, I'll never buy this yarn again. I don't like working with it.
This is the Vernal Equinox shawl. I've joined this KAL and actually am on top of it. That's how it looks finished up to clue 5. I've done clue 6a, and am waiting for the next clue, which will be out around March 6th. Keep your fingers crossed that I've got enough yarn left to finish it. It's going to be a huge shawl.
Yes, another shawl. I could NOT decide what to do next, after I finished something else (blog about it soon), which would have been another WIP last week, but now it's not anymore. I have, as every knitter does, a long list of projects I want to knit one day. But even if you are open to something new, it doesn't mean it's the right time for any of them. I don't like this time in between.
Even though I have the most exquisite yarn in my stash, I felt the need to play with SOCK YARN LEFTOVERS! There are many ways to get rid of your sock yarn leftovers. Many opt for the mitered squares blanket (I thought about that too), but when I saw Martina's shawl, I liked her idea instantly. I first thought, no way, am I going to cast on for another shawl, but in the end (after several attempts casting on for something else), I gave in last night. And it's so much fun! I love how it looks and there are so many possibilities to play with!
Well, that's it for WIP's. Besides all that, I'm spinning too, so keep tuned to Handspun Friday! :o)
PS: Thanks for your comments on my Venus family! They are all well loved. If you want to try them yourself, you can get the pattern as an instant ravelry download .