Thursday, April 9, 2009

Return of the WIPs*

*works in progress

So, I've kind of gotten to the point where I mostly wait until I finish a project before I post about it, and it seems that it has been therapeutic in the past to post about my WIPs, so that I could get reassurance that I'm not the only one who has all of these crazy things going on at the same time. So without further ado, I present my most recent WIPs.

Boysenberry thingie for the youngest niece. It's for her birthday, which isn't until October, but clearly it made sense to start it ASAP.

Something blue and sort of stripy for the nephew.

Something mauvey-lipsticky colored for the oldest niece. This one is technically an FO, but it still needs a button, so I'm counting it as a WIP.

Unstretched burgundy alpaca crochet lace scarf. I started it just to see if I could do it, and I can, so it doesn't hold much priority anymore. But it's pretty, and fun, and I just need to make myself work on it.

1x1 rib scarf with Sedona (wool/silk blend). What? Two scarves in a row? I don't know... I love the yarn, and it's a perfect mindless project. We can picks it up when we wants to knit but don't wants to thinks.

Blue & white Tychus hat, made for a store School Spirit event. Not due till June 1. Done on April 8. BOO YAH! (Okay, so this isn't technically a WIP, but it was while I was knitting it.)

Cables & Corrugations sock from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters, knit with Malabrigo sock yarn and square knitting needles (which I HEART). I've been leading a knitalong for this book at the store once a month since January. No, this isn't the extent of my progress. See next WIP.

Cedar Dancing Socks from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I'm knitting this one from Fleece Artist yarn, and it's kind of big, and I think it's time to start increasing, and I'm not feeling it anymore. This is the one I started for the knitalong.

More socks? What? Don't mind if I do!

Cookie A's Twisted Flower socks in Claudia's Handpainted Limeade. The last time we saw this sock was last August. I tried it on. It fit, but it stretches out ALL the way and looks awful. So I put it in time-out for a while, but we recently got some of Cookie's individual patterns at the store, and I want to use this one as a sample, so I got it out again and renewed my love for this pattern. I'm thinking about auctioning off the pair if I ever get them both done.

New socks? We got 'em! Top: another Marlene in Rio de la Plata yarn. Hopefully for me. Middle: Brigit #2 in Berroco's Comfort Sock. (The first one is done. Seriously, this is a second sock.) Bottom: Hedera, maybe? It's Deborah Norville yarn that I got at Hobby Lobby. It's pretty and soft and I haven't gotten very far.

Look! It's a finished object (FO) and a WIP all at the same time! I finished my first Twisted Pretzel sock (what is it with my obsession with patterns with the word 'twisted' in the title? nevermind. don't answer that.), and I've been hesitating starting the second one because I was trying to decide if I should make it exactly the same (starting with blue and ending with blue) or switch it up (starting with yellow and ending with yellow). But my wise friend Kimmie told me that I need to make it exactly the same (blue --> blue) because otherwise I would make myself crazy. She's right. But I still haven't started the second sock yet.

There may be another couple of socks and/or amigurumis and/or baby sweaters that I'm thinking about and may have potentially started. Oh, and I'll be starting Christmas stocking store samples soon, too.

So why is it that I still have trouble deciding what to knit some nights?**

**Too many choices. I know, I know.


Kara said...

WHOA- good for you! :)

Kimmie said...

Those WIPs just kept coming and coming! But I'm afraid if I posted about all my WIPs, Wordpress would have to expand their bandwidth!

Brenda said...

Wow. I don't think I could keep track of that many WIPs. I love the pink scarf. And I think you should let the yarn dictate how the next pair of twisted pretzel socks come out.