Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday: 2 New Knitting Projects

After making the decision to put my Destash Dolman to sleep for a bit, I comforted myself by casting on for two new knitting projects. The first is a pair of gloves for Tyler, whose current gloves keep springing holes (they were, after all, knit in 2008). The new gloves will look an awful lot like the old ones, being that they're his favorite color (or not-color, if you prefer), black. I am, however, using a different yarn entirely - this time, a 100% BFL worsted-weight yarn that I purchased at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival last fall. It's a huge skein, so gloves are just the beginning!

As you can see, I've accomplished a lot in just a few days' time - I'm already on the second glove! I'm using Marly Bird's 5 in 1 Adventure pattern, which is a part of her excellent Mittens and Glove Galore class on Craftsy, in which I am enrolled, so be looking for my full review here on this blog soon. In the mean time, if you can't wait to hear my thoughts, sign up for yourself using this special affiliate link giving you, my dear readers, 50% off your registration fee!

Project # 2 is a knit monkey made with a skein of yarn I received as a gift from my SIL - a skein of Haldecraft Tepper in Sock Monkey! I've had my eye on this colorway for a long time, and it's no secret that I am obsessed with monkey, especially sock monkeys. Worlds are colliding in this project! I'm using Rebecca Danger's Jerry the Musical Monkey Pattern to make myself a new office buddy. I'm not too far along, but this is my "kitchen" project, which I only work on when I'm waiting for food to cook, water to boil, or fussy cats to eat their food.

I also swatched for my next sweater, the Rocky Coast Cardigan using the Canopy Worsted I scored last month for a whopping 50% off via Crafty Deals. I'm trying to wait til I've finished a few projects on the needles before I cast on, but it's becoming pretty difficult to be patient. I love the bright blue color and I could really use a new cardigan while winter is still here!

Looking for more WIP Wednesday inspiration? Hop over to the Tami's Amis Blog for all the WIPs you can handle!


  1. Love the Sock Monkey yarn! I would like to have a pair of socks made with it. I love Craftsy and have taken several classes; will have to check out the sale yarn.

  2. I like the sock monkey yarn. Its perfect for it. The gloves look amazing too. So warm.

  3. Everything looks great! I can't wait to see your Sock Monkey completed. The yarn is so perfect.