WIPs at the End of October

Some people like to post their WIP’s every week to see the progress. If I did that it would be rather boring. I’d do a bunch of repetitive posts of the same projects still lacking in progress with the occasional one with progress. Instead I’m going to try to post my WIPs at the end of each month in order to keep track of them.

First up we have Stephanie Japel’s Two Toned Shrug from her book Fitted Knits.

I’m almost at the point where I divide off the sleeves. I still need the correct needle size for the ribbing, but I won’t get to that for awhile so I’m not too worried about it.

I’m using a very pretty Cascade 220 Heathers for the body. It’s color no. 9336. Not like that really tells you anything… It’s sort of a dark blue with teal and a smokey pink mixed in. The contrast color is also Cascade 220 Heathers and is mostly the shade of teal thats blended into the main color. It’s no. 2433.

I was leaning out my window, trying to get a good picture of the yarn in natural light on my window ledge and my RA saw me as he was walking up the stairs into the building. He asked me what the hell I was doing and I replied taking a picture of the ivy. Taking photos of plants seems more reasonable to most people than taking photos of yarn. He told me I looked like a creeper.

He was probably right.

Next up we have a weird slipper sock thing. I’m not sure about this one. The pattern is here. They’re constructed very oddly which doesn’t bother me, but I’m not entirely sure how comfortable they will be.

I told my mom that I knit my sister something for Christmas and she dropped a not very subtle hint that she wanted some slipper socks. I had oodles of trouble finding a pattern that would be fast and didn’t require me to buy anything. That’s how I ended up with this odd one. What you see right now is the cuff and the top of the sock. I’m using two strands of Patons Classic Wool held together and my 6mm needles. I have to knit super loosely because I don’t quite have guage and my 6.5mm needles are preoccupied.

With what you asked? Why my guilty knitting of course! This is The Ribbed Lace Bolero that I started for Vicki in August. First I was hoping to get it done before I left for University of Puget Sound, but that was unrealistic for the amount of packing and preparing I had to do. Then I was hoping to get it done and mailed in time for Vicki’s Birthday. No such luck. It’s cold here and all I want to do is knit with wool. Now I’m hoping to get it done in time for Christmas. Yeah…

At the very latest, I better get it done by the end of May. I can call it a graduation present…

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