I have not been knitting much, but progress has been made and will be mentioned.
Yarn, Cascade 220 Heathers
This project is slogging along. I am on the second sleeve which I decided to knit flat and seam later; I was just not getting good knits on the tubular approach. After I read about some of the mods that the author of the blog Knitigating Circumstances discussed, I decided to knit the sleeves flat to avoid laddering and uneven stitches. While that helps me to complete this project, knitting in a tube is a skill I do need to master. I had similar issues when working on my Tea Leaves cardigan.
Yarn, Cascade Lana D'Oro, Lamb's Pride
This is such a fun knit. The pattern is easy to memorize and that makes the work comforting and rewarding. I was stalled when I ran out of the Lana D'Oro, but Stitch House came to the rescue with a matching skein of Cascade Alpaca. I added the off white stripe and am still not sure if I love it. It makes me think of rugby shirts. I have only about 50 stitches of lace border and then I can block this baby.
|Bridgewater in Citrus|
Yarn, Classic Elite Yarn Silky Alpaca Lace
I have been working on this for quite some time, the garter stitch center panel seems to go on and on and on. I chose this project for its complexity, must devote some serious hours each week to get to the next step.
Yarn, Noro Kureyon Sock
I do love the stitch pattern of this cowl and when I pick it up, I do get through at least two 12 row repeats. I am not so sure about the yarn though. I expect to make this again with a softer fiber.
Yarn, Tidal Yarns
The vlog that I watch weekly has a local fiber KAL happening for the next 6 weeks. Amy, of The Fat Squirrel Speaks blog, is the master of ceremonies of the Lo-KAL event. She urges participants to select a locally produced fiber, post a photo of the yarn and pattern, and then share some info on the source.
|The local yarn I'm using for Fat Squirrel's Lo-KAL.|
|Patricia's Tidal Yarns booth at New Hampshire Sheep and Wool.|
Yarn, Forest Greener worsted
I love this pattern and it is the third time I have made it, but the weight of the yarn is not giving me the hand or drape that I was hoping for, this will probably be frogged. The yarn may become a cowl or a couple of hats.
|Slip Stitch Cowl|
Yarn, Noro Taiyo
I love the way the Noro colors flow from one hue to another and the pattern is easy to follow, but again, I think I may have chosen the wrong fiber for the pattern.....again..... Frog pond here we come?
These project fails may be contributing to my lost knitting mojo....
|Bookmarks for Sock the Vote|
Bookmark Trio, pattern by Megan Goodacre
Yarn, Forest Greener fingering weight
Challenge issued, knit a strip that is 1 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches long. No other directives were given. Later it turns out that we are making bookmarks to be handed out to aspiring readers! Yay! I love that concept. Pattern is easy, project is quick and this may become a good thing to have set aside for simple Christmas gifts.
|Garter Stitch Bookmark|
So, in an attempt to kick start my knitting again, I am going through the motions of WIPs Wednesday. Still not feelin' the knit mojo. Perhaps I should take myself to Windsor with the $20 gift certificate a colleague gifted me....? Hmmmm
|Check out more WIPs here.|