Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday + Spring Destashing

I think I'm about halfway through the fingering weight scrap yarn scarf! I try to work through a few rows each night at the very least, so there's a good chance this will be done by the end of this month if I can just keep my momentum going. Of course, it's a little tough to photograph, but I think you get the idea!
My top-down Arroyo Cropped Cardigan is coming along well - I am just about ready to take off for the sleeves. The rest should be downhill from there, as they say. I've made a few minor changes to the pattern as written, mostly because I'm not joining in the round for a pullover. Last night I took off for the sleeves and tried it on - success! It fit! And it's even looking more sweater-like! After taking off the sleeves, I split the remaining skein in half by weight, figuring I could knit the body til I ran out of yarn, and then I would be able to use the other skein I wound off to finish the sleeves and collar.
Mr. Monkey is nearing completion, too - all of the pieces are knit, I just have to get down to stuffing and seaming. I think I will be washing each piece before I assemble them, since the turquoise yarn could use a little softening. I probably won't get a chance to finish this little guy til Sunday at the earliest, though.
Even though we've had another cold snap this week, I have the urge to do some spring cleaning. I've been cleaning up the house for visitors, too, but beyond that, I feel the need to get organized and pare down. To wit, I have a lot of lovely stash yarn that I doubt I will ever knit with in this lifetime, so I'm going to start listing it for sale on Ravelry. Click here to see what's available this week - there are some nice luxury yarns, indie dyers and discontinued yarns to choose from. As you can see below, I've pared down my laceweight and sock yarn bin to just the essential!
Looking for more WIP Wednesday inspiration? Hop over to the Tami's Amis Blog!


  1. I'm loving how your scrap yarn scarf is coming together! I'm off to check out your destash (though I really shouldn't!).

  2. I find your scrap scarf very attractive! And I discovered he yoga socks. This actually might be my new project. Have a nice week. Regula

  3. Looks like you have a lot of fun projects on the needles right now! Looking forward to seeing more of the sweater!

  4. I love the colors of Mr. Monkey. He is going to look fab! The scrap yarn scarf is a clever idea.