I have this tendency to show you finished objects only. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I posted about any of my knits-in-progress. So, today, I present The WIPs.
#1. Bee Fields Shawl.
I love just about anything that Anne designs and this shawl is no exception. The yarn, from The Other Anne, is equally fabulous, so soft, so sproingy and so delicate. I have finished the set up chart and the first chart and am a little more than halfway through the second chart. I won’t kid you, this pattern is a challenge. There is lace knitting on both the right and wrong sides and some of the knitting maneuvers are reminiscent of acrobatics. But I know it will be worth it when it’s finished. And with any luck that will be before Rhinebeck.
#2. Child’s Cable Sweater.
This is for my (step)grandson, Patrick. The yarn is Peace Fleece and the pattern is a simple cabled sweater. It’s fun to knit and pretty fast going, too. I originally thought I’d have it done for his birthday at the end of this month but the call of the Bee Fields Shawl has been loud and I’ve neglected the sweater. Looks like I’ll be shopping for a birthday present instead. There’s always Christmas except that I don’t knit for Christmas. The bottom line is it will be gifted when it’s finished, whenever that may be.
#3. Corrugarter Scarf.
I feel like I’ve been knitting this FORever. The yarn is my handspun from Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop Roving in the colorway “Twist and Shout.” The design, of course, is Paula’s. And I love it but I’m knitting on size 3s and it’s slow going.
#4. Peppermint Mocha Socks.
Mindless socks. Because there are always socks on the needles.
So, I WIPed ’em out. How about you?