Happy WIP Wednesday! I have a few knitting projects to share this week, plus a progress report on my latest Spin-O-Lution efforts.
First, my Elfe sweater is coming along nicely! Over the weekend I tried it on and decided to do a few more increases for the sleeves before binding off those stitches. Now that I have a bit of length from the armholes, I may have to try it on again just to make sure I made the right call.
I finally started working on my second Fleece Artist sock - I'm not too far along, since I keep getting distracted by gift knitting/crocheting and my Elfe-in-progress, but hopefully I can get this second sock finished by the end of May so that the new pattern can come out mid-summer. That is the new goal, anyway!
So what do I do when I have a self-imposed deadline? Cast on for a new hat, of course! My husband bought me some Knitter's Pride Karbonz needles for Christmas and I have been dying to knit with them. I have no idea why it took me five months to give in, but in any case, I grabbed some Lorna's Laces sock yarn from my stash and started a hat that will have random stripes (sort of like the variation of the Genmaicha hat I made recently - except bottom-up and more stripey than color block-y). I am really enjoying knitting with these needles - they have a good point and just feel so nice in my hands.
This week, I've been working on spinning some hand-dyed BFL top from the now-defunct Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. I bought it several years ago at the Renegade Craft Fair here in Chicago, and I would probably keep it stashed in my fiber bin for who knows how long if I weren't trying to spin through my entire fiber stash in 2013. I really like how it's spinning up; I have 6 oz. of natural brown BFL from Spunky Eclectic that I'll be spinning up next, and I'm pretty sure I'll be plying them together.
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