With WIPs to Keep Me Warm


I just love snow!

I just love snow!

It appears to be Wednesdays again, funny how that seems to sneak up on me every week! With the holiday weekend coming up and Trevor, Max and I celebrating alone for the first time every, I am tickled pink to have plenty of projects to keep me warm. Wanna see what’s on my needles? Brace yourself, there are quite a few projects going on!

– The Projects –

In keeping with the different projects on different needles theme I have more WIP than ever….and I kinda love it! Being a monogamous knitter (or just knitting ruffles) gets so incredibly dull. I guess I will start with the smallest needle and move my way up.

Second Pair of Socks

Second Pair of Socks

The second sock is well on it’s way, which will be completing my second pair of socks ever!

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If you’ve read this blog before, this is where I was in the lace pattern BEFORE I had a nosebleed and had to frog the entire thing. I still love knitting it and my Mom is chomping at the bit for me to finish.

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  • Pattern: Hinagiku Hat on Ravelry by 87cafeΒ – It is pretty heavily modified by still very much so their pattern.
  • Needles: Size 4US (3.5mm) and Size 6US (4mm)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport Multis COL. NO. 108
  • Progress: Hopefully finish tonight.

I am in love with this hat, and since the OSU Buckeye’s are planning annihilate the 7-4 Michigan Wolverines I want it ready to wear by Saturday. πŸ™‚

jayashri sweater - week 4

Pattern: Jayashri Sweater from Craftsy
Progress: What is the word for a frown-y face? 😦
Needles: Size 6US (4mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK in Fedora

My KAL sweater (a knit along that was MY idea) has been sadly languishing in my knitting cabinet. I am hoping to finish the ruffle order after work tomorrow and play with it this weekend. I am hoping to finish it by New Year’s Eve….we shall see.

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This is a truly horrible picture – my apologies!

  • Pattern: Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
  • Needles: Size 9US (5.5mm)
  • Yarn: Bernat Mosaic in Aura
  • Progress: I’ve done 9 of my intended 12 repeats – on the second ball of yarn (β‰ˆ Β 410 yards)

I needed a piece I could take to work when I am “sitting” with a patient (I’ve been picking up hours sitting with confused/suicidal patients at night). It is the kind of knitting you can do without looking and the pattern is super simple. I started with hand spun but whimped out and switched to the Bernat (which I don’t endorse at all). I can’t wait to finish this one so I can make another one.

And finally….

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  • Pattern: Double Knitting Baby Blanket from my noggin!
  • Yarn: 2 strands of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique and White
  • Needles: Size 15US
  • Progress: I am currently in a black hole where it doesn’t seem to be getting any bigger, I’d say 1/4 of the way through.

A friend asked for a big, fluffy blanket that could be used as a floor mat as well. I know the stigma on Pound of Love but you can wash it everyday and nothing happens to it. The double knitting is practice for a Lucy Neatby design I want to try, and after this blasted blanket I should be ready.

– You’ve Made It to the End! –

So that’s it for me friends and neighbors, loads of things to do and not enough hours in the day – just how I like it. I wonder if I am the only knitter with so many WIPs going at once, I mean really – what is a normal number of WIPs to have on the needles?

In case I don’t talk to you before the (US) holiday, Happy Thanksgiving! Oh! and since I am currently down a LYS do a little Black Friday yarn shopping for me, I can live vicariously through your purchases! πŸ˜‰

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27 thoughts on “With WIPs to Keep Me Warm

  1. littleblackdogsa

    You are knitting up a storm! I love your projects. And most of all, thank you for sharing your snow pic with us. I love snow as well, but we do not get much here, way to sunny in Johannesburg. Take care and happy knitting. πŸ™‚

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  2. Rebecca

    Great to see so many WIPS and inspiring – maybe I’ll dig all mine out over the weekend and see where I’m at – it’s a good way to feel some motivation on forgotten projects – thanks for sharing – I look forward to your progress.

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  3. cedwards83

    What is the stigma on Pound of Love? I have never bought that yarn.
    I love all your projects and it makes me feel more normal about the insane number of WIPs I have going at one time. I say anything still in the single digits is a perfectly acceptable number of WIPs.

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    1. allnightknits Post author

      The pound of love is just kind of poorly plied and very acrylic-y feeling – every time you wash it it gets better but till then your doubting your sanity using it πŸ˜‰
      Hopefully I will always be able to count my WIPs on my fingers – once I add toes I’m going to start to worry πŸ˜‰

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        1. allnightknits Post author

          We bought one book, Doctor Sleep, for like $7.50. I wonder in my consumer-driven American mojo is broken? And you shouldn’t be ashamed, it takes the joy out of it.

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  4. Sandra

    wow!! You’re really a knitter
    wonderful blog. Thanks for share!! I love too winter time, is perfect for knitting
    Thanks for stopping in my blog. πŸ™‚

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  5. lottieknits

    Well we don’t have Black Friday sales here, but I did go Christmas shopping today and bought a couple of balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in a sale (found them by chance!) for half price 😊 this is the holy grail of yarn sale shopping!

    Your WIPs all look fab! The acceptable number of WIPs is however many you have (which in my case is usually too many) before you feel annoyed or guilty about it πŸ˜‰ Also don’t feel bad about the sweater, I’ve got a sweater that’s been on the needles for nearly 4 years 😳

    I have no clue about Thanksgiving traditions since we don’t have it here, but I hope you have a good one! xxx

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  6. Q

    Q – Love all of your projects! Went and grabbed the hat pattern before I finished reading the blog. Came back and finished reading. LOL!

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