Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Thursday Three

Here's a quick snapshot of my 3 WIPs before I head down to Kansas City for the weekend:

Abalone Cardigan:  I'm closing in on this - not that you can tell by the photo!  You'll just have to take my word for it:  once I finish the sleeves, I just need to add a ribby border to the entire sweater.  Hoping to be done sometime next week, though I suppose a more realistic time frame is the end of this month. 
Wedge Socks:  These are pretty fast-knitting and addictive, but I haven't been working on them as much because I've been concentrating my nightly knitting efforts on sweater-finishing.  I'm guessing I'll have sock #1 finished somwhere en route to Kansas City with any luck.  Fun fact: these are my first socks knit with Knitter's Pride Cubics needles! 
Sideways Triangle Scarf:  I just wanted something easy to work on, and after cruising crochet patterns on Ravelry, I decided to strike out on my own and just do a simple little triangle scarf in double crochet.  The yarn is some super-soft MCN (is there any other kind?) that was dyed by a friend, and I'm basically going to keep going til I'm about halfway through the skein, then start decreasing to finish off the triangle.  Not rocket science, but it will be great to wrap up in this scarf during the blustery days of March.

I'm really looking forward to 7 hours of uninterrupted crafting time each way on the train.  I'll be taking all three of the above projects, plus something new* to start if I finish something above (or feel like cheating already on this three-at-a-time business).  This is the first time I'm traveling without Tyler, so the only thing I have to worry about it having an annoying seat mate for the entire trip.  Wish me luck!

*It's Malabrigo March!  Of course I have to start something for that!  I ended up talking myself into purchasing yarn and this exclusive cowl pattern from Doodlebug yarns. 
Join me (and enter "HBSBlog" for $5 off your order of Arroyo + the Riverside Cowl Pattern - does it get better than that?)!

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