Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Of Socks & Shawls

Warning: this post contains spoiler photos for the WestKnits Mystery KAL! 

This weekend, I was amazed at how much progress I made on my all-but-forgotten toe-up socks in just a matter of days. Indeed, when you diligently knit on something, you can cover a lot of goes without saying that the inverse is true when you ignore a project, though I still always hope the knitting fairy will come along and knit a few rows when I'm not looking.

Last Saturday night, I turned the heel, and now I'll just be blazing through the pattern repeats til it's time to bind off. My goal is to have this pair of socks completely off the needles by the end of this coming weekend - then perhaps I can get down to business with those lovely colorwork socks I started in June...or cast on for a quick-knitting pair of pom-pom peds to give my new pom-pom maker a test drive....or get down to business on my holiday sock knitting....well, you get the idea!
I'm plugging away on the WestKnits Mystery Shawl KAL; it wasn't til Sunday afternoon when I finally got a chance to weave in most of the ends, which incidentally took me a good thirty minutes. Then I got down to business knitting the next set of instructions! I was a little worried that this strategy would backfire and I would fall behind, but as luck would have it, I finished Clue 3 on Monday night. Now I can spend rest of my free time this week sock-knitting!

P.S. You can see even more exciting WIPs from other crafty bloggers here!


  1. Thanks! I can't wait to see where Clue #4 takes us!

  2. I really like your choice of colors for the Rockefeller shawl. I'm super excited about Clue#4. I'll be waiting for this clue tomorrow!

  3. Hi Stephanie, welcome here!

    your socks look great! There always are too many ideas and too less time.

  4. That shawl is gorgeous. I love the colors.

  5. Welcome to W.I.P.W.
    Your shawl looks gorgeous and love the socks