Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIP Wednesday: New & Old

I finally finished the first robot mitten over the weekend (well, except for the thumb....for some reason, I like to save the thumbs for very last)! I even started the second mitten since my WEBS order was delayed by USPS, thus preventing me from starting anything new over the weekend. 
To that end, I made some good progress on my 30-Day Sweater, although I still won't be finishing it in 30 days...especially since I have some more pressing projects which will be jumping to the top of my priority list in the next several weeks. However, I am pleased with the progress and it will give me some time to decide if I want to make a hem or a knit ribbing at the bottom of my sweater. There are merits to both, and I have been weighing both options pretty heavily. I was also thinking of working a single two-row stripe in the contrast color before finishing off the bottom of the sweater, something that I think would work much better with a stockinette hem. 
Once my WEBS order arrived, I was able to start one of the three projects for which I purchased yarn. This is a very modest start to the Asymmetrical Basket-Weave Blanket from Stacey Trock's Modern Baby Crochet; I'm using eight skeins of Berroco Vintage in Neptune and a US I/9 Waves crochet hook from Knitter's Pride. It's incredibly soft and squishy and I think it's going to be awesome once it's done! 
I also purchased yarn for the Holla Knits KAL (#HKKAL): 3 skeins of Valley Yarns' Charlemont in Purple Passion to crochet the Cute Girl Squares Tank from the Holla Knits! Crochet issue. 
The other project I purchased yarn for is a new super-warm scarf for Tyler; not surprisingly, it will be jet black, as everything I knit for him is, and it will probably not be done til next fall, since I am not a fan of knitting flat rectangular scarves. I'll be using Jared Flood's Pavement scarf pattern, which features lovely reversible cables (not that you'll be able to see them on such dark fabric) and will be long enough to keep him toasty on wintry commutes for future winters. 
Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

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