WIPS Pictures.... finally!
Yes, I am working on three projects. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
New Navy Sprout yarn from Classic Elite Yarns, sweater pattern Manana in upper left.
Madelinetosh Baltic in sweater patter Tea Leaves to upper right.
Full o' Sheep Clementine yarn, pattern Nigh Duck, center bottom.
So, I got brave, (plus I had the tutelage of my oldest), and I shot and uploaded some of the work that has been occupying my time, spare time or no spare time. The colors are Clementine, Baltic, and New Navy. The bright blue of New Navy and the teal blue green of the Baltic didn't really come across in the photo. I guess next time I will shoot closer to high noon.
The Manana in New Navy is nearly done, but I have tossed it into the timeout corner. Now I understand why some knitters need to do this. I have nearly the whole sweater done, but for reasons unknown, (or not admitted) I have had to start this over, and over, and over again. Either I forgot to change needle size after the 2x2 ribbing, or I didn't do the full border of the bottom, but instead did the side panel of 11 stitches, or I dropped a stitch, or forgot which row I was on. Needless to say more, dear knitters, you can commiserate can't you? I'm sure you have had similar stumbles.
I have since thrown my self into working on the Tea Leaves using the tres expenseeeve yarn (Madelinetosh Baltic) I gave myself for my birthday. I have wanted a sweater in this shade of peacock for at least three years. On my birthday, back in March, I splurged (cough, cough, HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT) and got 9 skeins of Maedlinetosh. I was at the Red Line Yarn Crawl, and had a discount coupon, but still..... it was way more expensive that anything I have ever bought for myself, except maybe my laptop. (Kitchen appliances don't count right??? LOL!)
Yoke of Tea Leaves sweater
Close up of garter and stockinette detail, Tea Leaves sweater.
Border of waffle stitch on Manana sweater.
Close up of front trim. (camera is rotated, so it looks not so much like a front).
Nigh Duck bag made with Debbie Stoller's Full o' Sheep Clementine received from Evelyn in Blog Hub Yarn Swap. Thanks again to Eveleyn!
The three projects together, can you say colors pop?
Please share with me if you have a similar, multi-project personality and tell me a bit about the many things that you work on simultaneously...
Oh, and Happy Memorial Day!