…as in projects. knitting projects, that is! I got my Mondo Vest (ugh, still no photos on Ravelry!) onto the blocking board this morning and spent a few hours on what’s next – printing patterns, winding yarn, taking photos and updating Ravelry.
What once looked like this – just three WIPs???
now looks like this (that’s right – a whole ROW of WIPs!)
Because three WIPs is not nearly enough for this knitter!
Especially since one of the projects is a crocheted afghan that takes up a whole basket (and, as I discovered last night, a certain “frame of mind” to make forward progress. my fingers were too tired to find the rhythm and I ended up ripping as much as I stitched).
And one is the Braves season scarf
that I’ll be adding to s l o w l y over the next five months. Sadly, I had to wind the ball for Home Loss. The team had a great 5-0 start, but now they’re 5-1 after yesterday afternoon’s loss to the Mets. Note that I haven’t knitted any of the Home rounds yet. I might just wait until it’s over and I know the whole section (that happens Wednesday, and I’ll still only have 12 rounds to add at that point).
The third is a cardigan for Charlie
that’s at a fiddle-y spot right now – I have to join the shoulders and pickup stitches for the sleeves (all on dpn’s and I’m grateful they’re size 5’s not size 1’s like the onesie from a few weeks back) and then knit the sleeves. One at a time, counting rounds to get the increases in the right place and to be sure sleeve #2 is an identical twin to sleeve #1. And then button bands (and blah, blah, blah till it’s done). And then…happy baby photos. but that will likely be next week.
So I’ve been spending a bit of time these past few days thinking about what’s next. and here it is – THREE new projects! All of which I plan to start this week. Yay for shiny new!
First is Twinleaf
. This one wasn’t even on my radar until recently (one of my students is knitting it), but it made my queue on Wednesday when I saw the almost-finished version. Another friend is going to KAL and we both bought yarn this weekend. I already had two of the brown skeins in stash; the girls helped me choose the gray yesterday (y’all would laugh to see some of the other suggestions they had 🙂 This is my traveling epic knit. It’s all garter stitch. on size 5 needles. it begins with 360(ish) stitches and there are short rows. My goal is to finish it in June (so I can start another epic knit with another friend).
And then Same Same but Different. I’m calling this Same Same (Not)
because 1) I’ve never used the contiguous sleeve method; and 2) this is the second time I’m trying this yarn in a cardigan (the first was a couple of years back and I frogged it) – I can only hope this version doesn’t end up in the frog pond, too! The yarn I’m using is Spud&Chloe Fine in the Dolphin colorway.
And finally, the Through the Loops Mystery Socks
. My sister and I are going to KAL (she’s already started hers, but she does two at a time…I’m hoping I can catchup quickly and then keep up since I’ll just be knitting one). The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Ysolda Red that I bought in 2010. It spent the first four years of its life as a WIP and then in hibernation. I finally frogged and reclaimed the yarn this past weekend.
Feeling pretty good that I’m getting three new projects out of just two new skeins of yarn! And that I’ll have a variety of projects…big and little, easy and hard (and hopefully a few in between), quick and not-so… to suit any type of situation. Because EVERY situation requires a project, right?
What’s next in line in your queue?