Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Start All The Things (Some More)

Over the weekend, I Finished. The. Snowflake. Cowl. Instead of starting a long term project (*coughcough Liathite *coughcough*), I decided to start some short(er) term projects instead. For instance, I realized that if I wanted to knit something for my nephew who turns 3 next month, I've got to get cracking. So I picked out a pattern from Huge & Huggable Mochimochi, which Tyler got me for Christmas, and started knitting one of the pieces I could make with the yarn I had on hand until the additional colors I ordered from Knit Picks arrived.
On Monday night, I cast on a new hat project for the Quince-along, which is a KAL I heard about on the Fawn Knits Podcast and is basically a chance to knit anything you want using Quince & Co yarns for a chance to win some prizes. Who doesn't like prizes?!There are more details on all that here on Ravelry. I unearthes a skein and a half of Osprey which has been lurking in my stash for several years now, and I'm making up a hat design using some stitch patterns from the Up, Down, All Around Stitch Dictionary, since apparently 2016 is the Year of the Hat. I just can't stop knitting them!
Also started this week: a super-secret project which I can't really tell you about, but I suppose I can show you the awesome yarn I get to use:
It's River Twist from Mountain Colors, and I picked it for this design because it really reminded me of handspun yarn. Apparently each ply of the yarn is spun in its dyed form, and then the yarn is plied together to create the very colorful skein you see here - if you are fan of the barber pole effect as I am, this yarn's for you!

Also, I am still working on those BFL Tortie Cat Socks - they are inching along! I really like the yarn and how it's knitting up in the pattern. The actual stitch pattern is a little fussy, though I have simplified it bit by cabling without a cable needle. It's still a little slow going when it's time to knit the cabled row, but to be honest, I am kind of liking that aspect. It forces me to slow down and enjoy the process....weird but true!
Bonus: we got something in the way of actual snow earlier this week!
That's all I have on the needles this week. If you need some more WIP inspiration, there are some great projects being shared over in the Holla Knits group - including some SpringTastic socks-in-progress!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh I really love the color of your Quince hat.