Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Sweater Progress & New Projects!

Happy WIP Wednesday! I've made more progress on my Destash Dolman - now I'm up to twelve and a half stripes!

On Monday night, I finished the Panoramic Stole that I started on Christmas day, which meant I was free to start a new project (or two!). I've been wanting a new pair of legwarmers, so I went shopping from my stash and decided to find the perfect pattern for the skein of The Uncommon Thread's Heavenly Fingering in Zitouni that a friend gave me last summer. The yarn is aptly named - it is incredibly soft, silky, and (you guessed it) heavenly to work with. I decided to make the Spanish Moss Legwarmers from November Knits, which I got for Christmas. That got me thinking about all of the wonderful books I received as gifts last year, or acquired at TNNA, or have had on my shelf for I decided that I would see how many projects I could make from my extensive knitting & crochet library this year, just for fun.

The other project I started was a quick little crocheted owl hat, which I was inspired to try after seeing an adorable version of this on the bus a few weeks prior. I found this free pattern by Sarah Zimmerman and thought I'd give it a try with some leftover Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Growth and Douglas Fir. I'm not too far along, but so far, so good!

P.S. Check out more WIP Wednesday posts over on the Tami's Amis blog!


  1. A couple of things I liked about your post...Stripes, legwarmers and Lorna's Lace...Yea for all three. Visiting from Tami.

  2. Nice projects! Good luck with the hat.

  3. Love the colors in your sweater. Good luck on your goal of using your books and patterns. I need to stop finding new patterns to knit and do the same.

  4. I'm loving your striped sweater more each time I stop by here and see your progress.