Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Things I've Been Working On...

But Haven't Finished Yet...

Not Like That's Any Big Surprise.

So after a seemingly long (for me) run of completed items (like, three things? maybe?), we're back to the stack of unfinished fibery goodness. Here are some of the things I've worked on in the past week-ish.

Say hello to the right front of my Central Park Hoodie. For those of you who are keeping score, this is piece number four. I already have the left front, the back, and one sleeve finished. My trend seems to be to work like the dickens on one piece, finish it, then set the whole thing aside for a while. I ought to have this ready to wear by next fall.

This is my sample magic loop sock for the class I'm teaching in April. The pattern is the Gentleman's Fancy Sock from Knitting Vingage Socks by Nancy Bush. The yarn is Lorna's Laces, colorway Vera. The needle is a 40" US #2 addi turbo. The jury is still out on the magic loop method... there's a lot of pulling needle/cable through stitches as with the two circulars method. It's going okay, though.

This Short-Row Hat by Veronik Avery (found on the Interweave Knits free pattern page) is another one of those pure genius designs. Unfortunately, this is not the greatest picture of the hat, but if you click the link and see the picture that accompanies the pattern, you'll understand why I had to cast on right away. The yarn is malabrigo, which is an utter delight to work with.

("utter delight"? since when do i talk like that?)

And last but not least... (you might want to sit down for this one)

Raindrop Lace socks in Lorna's Laces Seaside colorway. The idea for these socks made its debut on January 17, 2006, and the plan was to start them shortly after the knitting olympics, so these socks have been on the needles for over a year. I worked on these for the entire second session of my March easy sock class. I should have some kind of baby-lotto-style contest about when these socks will be done.

Ha ha... suckers. Like I'm ever going to finish them. :)

6 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Lovely WIP you have there.

Since when do you talk like that? Since you have been knitting with Malabrigo.

I like the magic loop for when I am knitting socks with my toddler around. Less chance of a needle being pulled out, less points for him to get hurt on or run into and it packs quicker and I have less of a chance to brake my Addi's than any wood ones that I have. I also like the fact that I only have 2 joins instead of 3 or 4. I still use DP's it just depends on my mood and how much traveling the sock will be doing.

Kimmie said...

Yo - I can't wait to see your sweater when its done. Guess what I started - an afghan. Yes, I am crazy and yes, I realize that I will most likely never finish but I have to try. I just like projects a lot more that the beginning than in the middle or end. Guess great minds think alike....

Leone said...

Guess who I just saw on the Yarn Harlot's blog AGAIN!!! Seriously, for your next trip, northern BC is but a minor drive away. Barely notice the difference. Oh yeah, and it's snowing like mad today. Sigh. /defeated jealous person waves/ And ps- those socks are amazing! and I'm soooo going to knit that short row hat!

Joy said...

Hey! Congrats on being photographed on the Yarn Harlot's blog again! Can't wait to read how your trip went!

Toni K. said...

Just a note about magic loop --- I love it ---. Once you get used to the sliding, it isn't a big deal. I like the fact that one needle does it all and I don't hear the 'click click' like with 2 circs and I don't have to worry about dropping/losing a dpn. Good luck!

Kari said...

I love the yarn color you are using for the central park hoodie. Neat pattern for the hat! And the socks look great.