On the WIP Side – 11.14.19

I plan to post a weekly or biweekly update of my WIPs depending on how much progress I have made. Since this is the first one, it may be longer than normal because everything is new. If there is anything you want to hear more about, let me know if the comments.

The titles of the projects are clickable links.

Do I really need two sweaters AND two pairs of socks?

The projects in the photo above is all of my current knitting WIPs (5 in total). I do also have one spinning project as well. The aforementioned Cozy Memories blanket is not pictured as it is soon to be frogged. Check out the previous blog post if you are curious.

Total: 6 WIPs
Knitting: 5 projects – 2 Socks, 2 Sweaters, 1 blanket
Spinning: 1 project
2019 Total Finished: 24

Earnest Cardigan
Pattern: Earnest / Joji Locatelli
Yarn: agirlandherwool / Rose Tea / Sock
Needles: Size 3
Gauge: 24 st per 4 in on size 4 needles.
Cast on: 10/30/2019
Cast off goal: 12/31/2019

Perfect car knitting. Until I fell asleep.

Man, this sweater is nice. I love the pattern, the color is great and will work well with so much and I’m going to live in this cardigan. I have to say though, it is slow going. I just split for the sleeves and I was working on this monogamously for quite a bit. I actually think that I’m going to knit the sleeves next because I know when I finish the body, I am going to want to be done. I also think I’ll then just knit the body for as long as I have yarn for or until I’m ready to cast off. I was originally hoping to finish this by the end of the month, but I’ve extended that to the end of the year.

Pavement Sweater
Pattern: Pavement / Veera Valimaki
Yarn: Once Upon a Corgi / Rodney / Aeron (tweed)
Needles: Size 5 (body) and Size 1 (neckline)
Gauge: 20 st per 4 in on size 6 needle
Cast on: 10/23/2019
Cast off goal: None

Is it just me or is this project smiling?

When I finished my Sipila sweater, I cast on this one because apparently when you finish a sweater out of Once Upon a Corgi yarn, you cast on another. I bought this yarn when I went to the CT sheep and wool festival. I wanted to use the tweed yarn and I figured the simple design of the Pavement sweater would be a perfect match. So far, it’s coming out great. I also just split for the sleeves on this sweater. The body has no shaping though and so I plan to use this as reading and/or movie theater knitting. I have no goal of when to finish it because it’s really just available for when I need the plain stockinette. It’s going to be so nice to wear, especially with leggings.

November DVD
Pattern: No pattern (64 stitches) with a Fish Lips Kiss heel
Yarn: Desert Vista Dyeworks / Giant Peach / Vista (sock)
Needles: Size 0
Gauge: 32 st per 4 in
Cast on: 11/4/2019
Cast off goal: 11/30/2019

I am participating in the year long Desert Vista Dyeworks sock club. The main idea is you knit one pair of socks per month and receive various prizes. I suggest you check out her Ravelry group if you haven’t already. It’s a lot of fun and there are so many fun self striping sock colorways in her collection. I’ve knit a pair for each month so far in 2019 and I plan to finish up the last two months.

I’m still on the toes of these socks, so no good progress picture to share. I’m knitting these socks two at time, from the toe up. These are being knit for my husband, BK, who enjoys his custom hand knit socks (despite adamantly declaring he did not need them for years). The toes are designed to fit his feet well and then it is just a plain stockinette sock. I use a fish lips kiss heel for all of my socks right now. He likes shorter cuffs on his socks, which means I usually feel like I’m almost there by the time I get to the heels. I have to finish these by the end of the month, so I better get a move on!

Gnome Zombie Socks
Pattern: No pattern (52 stitches) with a Fish Lips Kiss heel
Yarn: Gnome Acres / Zombies in Pajamas / Bungalow Gnome (BFL sock)
Valley Yarns / Seagull / Huntington
Needles: Size 0 dpns
Gauge: 34 st per 4 in (pre wash)
Cast on: 7/20/2019
Cast off goal: 12/31/2019

Plain Socks. Fun Yarn.

I cast on these socks because I needed plain stockinette knitting for the movies. I figured I’d cast them on with no real plans and just have them available as needed. I knit these on my favorite sock needles, my knitters pride size 0 dpns. It’s pretty silly to use your favorite needles on socks you have no plans to knit on. Oh well. That’s why I’ve been using my cable needles and doing more two at a time sock knitting.

I bought this yarn when Gnome Acres was closing up and I’m happy I did. I really enjoy the BFL sock because they feel like they will last. Overall, fun and no pressure sock knitting.

Northeasterly and Spinning
The last two WIPs are my Northeasterly blanket and my spinning project. Both of these are long term projects, so I will save them for next time. You can follow me on Instagram or Ravelry for progress updates in the meantime.

Thanks for keeping up to date with me and my WIPs.

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