A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

September 15, 2010

WIP Round-Up

Somehow I've ended up working six days in a row this week and have had meeting and appointments in the morning before work so I haven't had a chance to take any pictures. But Audrey in Unst is done with buttons sewn on and everything. We do Show and Tell at Purlygirls on Monday night. Several people had finished objects and/or exciting news (new home! baby!) so everyone was anxious to get started. I kept trying to stall to get them to wait so I could sew on all TEN buttons on Audrey.

Other knitting that has been keeping me busy:

Katarina. Despite the whole "I used the wrong needle" debacle, Katarina is at the shop and I'm working on the collar. I have about 3 inches of garter stitch to go and a few more inches of seams then she gets the big soak. Then I can try to block the daylights out of her.

Cabled Beret. I started the cabled beret from Veronik Avery's Knitting 24/7 a while ago but my needle self-destructed and I had to borrow one and by then I was into knitting something else. It's a small project and now I feel like I know the pattern I've got a few inches done on it.

Green Garter Mess. One night, not long after I got home from camp, I decided that I would knit a top-down garter cardigan inspired by this book. I wanted to use my handspun and dyed shetland for the yoke. So I started knitting. Without a pattern. With only the vaguest plan of what I was going to do. I'm using Imperial Stock Ranch Columbia 2-ply which pairs beautifully with the handspun. I feel like I have knit miles of garter but the yoke is still not long enough.

So that's what I've been doing. Finished pictures of a blocked Audrey soon I hope.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I also saw that book at Kinokuniya and thought about buying it. It's my speed these days: garter and auto-pilot knitting. Plus it's very pretty and useful.