Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Rocky Coast & A New Spinning Project!

I made significant progress on my Rocky Coast Cardigan over the weekend - by Sunday night, I was nearly done with the sleeves (I decided to knit them two-at-a-time on magic loop). Alas, I decided that I needed a little more room for my arms in order to be happy with my cardi, so I ended up frogging an entire weekend's worth of work on Monday night. I'm happy to say that it will be worth the pain, since these sleeves fit me much better the second time around. Plus, I'm still optimistic that I can be finished by the end of next weekend!
Since I can't start any of my Malabrigo March projects til Friday, I found myself without a portable project to stash in my messenger bag. As a solution, I decided to crochet a few Owl Hats in the interim with yarn from my stash. I'm using the same pattern as before with the same modifications as well; the yarns used are Malabrigo Worsted in Pigeon and Knit Picks Andean Silk (which is apparently discontinued) in Imperial (foreground) and The Fibre Company's Organik in Algae and Claystone (background).
Over the weekend, I also decided to start a new spinning project! A few years ago, I bought a beautiful merino roving at the Yarn Barn of Kansas; I loved how it looks like a dark charcoal grey, but actually has bits of bright colors mixed in. It's spinning up to be a nice heathery grey, and totally dreamy to spin up! I have no idea if I'll be plying it with something else or spinning a few singles to ply together; I guess I'll just wait to see where things take me!
Looking for more WIP Wednesday inspiration? Hop over to the Tami's Amis Blog for all the WIPs you can handle!