On the WIP Side – 11.11.2020

It’s Wednesday and I’m here to chat all about my current works in progress. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope it brings you some joy during the work week. Definitely check out my YouTube channel to see any projects “in person.”

Total: 6 WIPs (3 active)
Knitting:
5 projects – 3 shawls, 1 pair of socks and 1 blanket
Crochet: 
1 project – 1 blanket
Spinning:
0 projects
Finished: 0 projects
2020 Total Finished: 23

Slipstravaganza Shawl – Stephen West MKAL
Pattern: Slipstravaganza MKAL | Stephen West
Yarn: agirlandherwool | Sock base | Speckled Orchid, Hibiscus Tea, Dragonfly and London Fog
Needles: Size 2
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 10/9/2020
Cast off goal: Not too long after the MKAL ends

I still don’t want to post too many spoilers here just in case anyone is avoiding see the rest of the shawl like I am. I did finish clue 2, but I’m only a few rows into clue 3. It takes forever to do 1 row! If you are interested in seeing more, check out this vlog I did about both this shawl and the Tamy Gore MKAL. I’m not sure when I’ll finish this project, but I will be focusing on it for now. I think there’s less than 30 rows for the section I’m up to, then another section in clue 3. New plan: Finish this before the next MKAL next year. Kits are still available in the shop. In addition, these colors are now available on most bases!

Golden Dusk MKAL
Pattern: Golden Dusk MKAL | Tamy Gore
Yarn: agirlandherwool | Silk DK base | 4 Spices Kit
Needles: Size 6
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 10/19/2020
Cast off goal: none

You can watch the same vlog to see my progress through clue 2. I did finish up clue 3 as well and people, I don’t know why, but I love this so much. It’s so soft and squishy and I know I’ll get a ton of wear out of it. It’s really a stitch sampler, I feel like we’ve done everything in this shawl. If you want to learn some basics of a lot of techniques, check this out. The rows are short and because it’s DK, it’s going very quickly. I’m tempted to start the last clue, but I want to catch up on the Stephen West one first (arbitrary knitting rules!). I’ll be posting another vlog after I finish clue 3 of both shawls.

The best part about how there are so many different stitches is that you really can’t get bored. You’re barely doing the same thing for more than a few rows, which keeps it very fun.

Vanilla Oink
Pattern: Vanilla Socks
Yarn: Oink Pigments | Targhee Sock | Ravin’ Claw
Needles: Size 0
Gauge: IDK
Cast on: 10/19/2020
Cast off goal: none

I might be halfway through the first heel? This has been living in my dye studio and even though I feel like I’m always in there, I’m not necessarily working on this so much.

Other
1. Preemie hat – I’ve mostly finished a preemie hat, which I will include in a charity knitting recap coming soon!
2. Spinning – I haven’t spun.
3. Northeasterly – I have not worked on this as I need to pick out more colors. I’m really bad at working on projects if they are not ready to go.

Inactive
1. Neat Ripple – This is on hold until I finish up the charity items with the colors that I have used so far.
2. Tan House Brook Shawl – 2 shawls is enough!

What’s Next?
ADVENT! I plan to knit up the gradient advent that I dyed up this year. Otherwise, we’ll see. I have a lot of WIPs right now and not many plans beyond that.

Shop
Go check out Ambah O’Brien’s advent patterns. I’m so honored that she designed not 1, but 2 patterns with my yarn.

The Radvent Cowl is technically a DK weight cowl, but Ambah used my sock base and held the skeins double. She used 12 mini skeins from an expanded version of the Faerie Shadow gradient set. I’ve named the green half Faerie Garden. Kits are available now! The pre-order period is over for this kit, but I have a couple in stock. Grab one! They are all packaged up and will ship the next day!

Radvent Cowl using the Faerie Garden gradient

Ambah also designed a wrap that is stunning! It uses a 24 mini skein version of my Rose Gold set. It’s available now in the shop too!


November mystery yarn clubs are now available
until November 15th. Grab them now!

Check out the shop here. There are some great kits for shawls and socks along with good pairings for sweaters. Let me know if you need help with some color selections.

Check out the recap of the 2 mystery knit a longs here–

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