Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Here we go again....startitis has set in once again! I am trying to concentrate on gift-making this month since there are many birthdays in my family this fall with the holiday season not far behind. Of course, when a beautiful new set of needles arrives on your doorstep, are you really going to NOT take them for a test drive?

Karbonz Starter Set - there are actually 5 sizes,
but I am already knitting with two of them!
Sure, I could just find a gift project that uses any one of the five sizes in the set, but it sure is a lot more fun to cast on for a few selfish knitting projects. I started with the Mountain Moss Shawl from the Summer issue of Pom Pom Quarterly using the Wool Dispensary yarn I bought during last week's yarn crawl:

Then the fall issue of Knitscene arrived, and I did a little stash diving to start the Emmanuelle sweater by Mercedes Tarasovitch-Clark:

As you can see, I started with the sleeves two-at-a-time; I'm using Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, which has been in my stash for a while now. I do have to buy a few more skeins to complete the project (don't worry, I bought an extra safety skein), but lucky for me, it's on sale right now at Jimmy Beans Wool. For the chevrons, I'll be using various leftover skeins of worsted weight yarn (mostly Malabrigo with a little Fibre Company thrown in for good measure).

Since I can't share the rest of my WIPs, I'll leave you with a random tip: The magnets that come with this handy chart holder from Knitter's Pride are super-strong, making them a great way to keep darning needles and the interchangeable key for your set at the ready!

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!