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.
- Pattern: Patons Jacquard Socks Pattern #104
- Progress: Sock 2 of 2.
- Needles: Size 2US (2.75mm) 5″ DPNs
- Yarn: Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Toffee (100% wool)
The second sock is well on it’s way, which will be completing my second pair of socks ever!
- Pattern: Fiori Autunnali by Rosemary Hill’s Craftsy Class
- Progress: Still on the second chart.
- Needles: Size 4US (3.55mm)
- Yarn: Patons Lace in Dove Grey
- 124 size 6/0 Iridescent Beads
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.
- Pattern: Hinagiku Hat on Ravelry by 87cafe – 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. 🙂
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.
- 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 (≈ 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.
- 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! 😉
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. 🙂
Oh there will be a copious amount of snow pics, I just cannot resist! You take care as well and keep those needles busy!
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.
Nice to find others that LOVE snow! 😃
It is my on my list of my top 10 favorite things, it’s so pretty and just…silences the world.
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.
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 😉
Hopefully I will always be able to count my WIPs on my fingers – once I add toes I’m going to start to worry 😉
Sounds like a great way to look at it haha.
Good to know about the yarn.
Beautiful projects! Keep those needles moving!
Oh my, Black Friday yarn shopping sounds awesome.
I didn’t do any – thus I am crestfallen and shall go into hibernation until the next yarn sale.
Did you buy any of that? 😉
I did not. I was ashamed at how much we spent at Target on Black Friday.
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.
Yeah, we’re going to make some of it back by selling our PS3 stuff so there’s that. I haven’t finished doctor sleep yet but it’s pretty good so far. 🙂
Phew you are soooo busy. You also have so many projects that I would want to have finished NOW!
Unfortunately, I feel the same way – like they are judging me for not finishing them yet 😉 Especially that lace – oh the lace!
Just remember who is in control. x
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. 🙂
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 😉 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
I’m way too embarrassed to admit how many wips I have – or, I would be, if I actually knew!
Happy Thanksgiving from Scotland, still snow-less, awaiting our annual deluge!
Thank you, and good luck with the deluge (I love that statement by the way!)
Wow, you are quite the busy bee! Looks cozy!
Too busy I suppose 😉
Looks like you are having lots of fun with plenty to knit!
I try to keep busy to the point of insanity. What can I say? It works! 🙂
Q – Love all of your projects! Went and grabbed the hat pattern before I finished reading the blog. Came back and finished reading. LOL!