Wednesday, September 20, 2006

WIP Wednesday

While familiarizing myself with the knitting blogosphere, I found that many knitters make Wednesday work in progress show and tell. So, since I have some WIPs, I'm game.
First, the pile of completed pieces of the La Gran cardigan grows:

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I have the first sleeve done, and I have decided to do the second sleeve next. Some might think that is because I am chicken to start the right front with its "reverse shaping" and buttonholes. But it's really not that at all. I decided to make the second sleeve next because...well, just because.

As for the peacock socks for my friend Nancy, the first sock is done and the second is started:

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I really like the toe of these socks (Madder Rib from Vintage Socks). It's a variation of a star toe. I guess I have pointy feet. I hope Nancy does too.

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I have also worked a little on the trellis lace scarf in the LLSS Black Purl. I've pinned the lace a little here to give you a better idea of how the lace will look when blocked. I like how it really looks like little bunches of grapes hanging from a trellis.

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The CTH potluck brights socks are languishing a bit until I get the peacock socks done, but in the meantime, I couldn't keep myself from trying the Misti Alpaca I bought on Saturday. I started the cuff of the fingerless gloves:

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The chunky Misti Alpaca is amazingly soft and easy to knit. The color is richer than the photo due to needing to use the flash (my tripod is on backorder!). The needles are new; they're Bryspuns that were recommended to me. I am not in love with the needles. It seems to be unusually difficult to do the K2tog. The needles aren't slick at all. Maybe they will improve with use.

Well, that's all folks. Next week I want to be able to show the start of the Diamond Fantasy Shawl. There it's in writing on the internet for all to see. I better get knitting!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Seems like a whole lotta WIPs. Awfully suspicious. Perhaps a more linear approach would be, well, more linear. Linear good.

Anonymous said...

Of course, some things need to be linear. Reading a book, I suppose, especially if it is a novel. But I like the variety that WIP's provide. The needles needed to knit the kitties' beds have arrived. I'm in the midst of making a felted bag and have pretty much abandoned the vest idea. I bought a bag of catnip and now can make the mice-stuffed-with-catnip that Rip and Katrina like. I have enough fun fur to make several. Mom

Anonymous said...

Of course, some things need to be linear. Reading a book, I suppose, especially if it is a novel. But I like the variety that WIP's provide. The needles needed to knit the kitties' beds have arrived. I'm in the midst of making a felted bag and have pretty much abandoned the vest idea. I bought a bag of catnip and now can make the mice-stuffed-with-catnip that Rip and Katrina like. I have enough fun fur to make several. Mom

Natasha said...

I love the way your lace scarf looks! Perfect pattern to bring up the beautiful colors of the yarn!

Natasha