Before I get full on into my quilting adventure – and boy am I ready to start! – I need to pause and take stock of my other craft interests. (I haven’t finished talking about my Rhinebeck adventures yet, don’t worry!)
I’ll deal with my spinning efforts in a separate post but, for the sake of giving a reckoning: I think I have about three spinning projects underway. If I decide to ply others, that brings my total of unfinished spinning projects up to five.
In terms of Knitting / Crochet WIPs at the moment, I’ve got three on the go – that I’m aware of(!). One is in “active service”; one on time-out; and another one hibernating through no fault of its own – that old nemesis Time made me put it there to focus on the other two.
The “Active Service” WIP is Sherwood which I’m making for DS1 – possibly for his birthday at the end of the month (if I can get it done in time).
I’m using RY Classic Yarns “Silk Cotton” by Rowan in “Peat” colourway. I’m enjoying the pattern though I keep making mistakes with where the cabling stops and starts. At least I can tink down and fix them; but Cotton is very unforgiving about it.
These socks are from another pattern on Knitty.com – Lickety Split. The original pattern is for a tabi-toe sock with Intarsia details of Japanese text. Mine is a much simpler version in TOFUtsies by South West Trading Company in the “Put Your Foot Down” Colourway.
I decided on these in anticipation of a quick-knit for my October credit on the Sock-a-Month KAL. I started the first sock on the plane over to Rhinebeck (Oct 15th) and was turning the heel on the plane home (Oct 18th/19th). This may sound really fast but actually, when I tell you that the time between casting-on and turning-the-heel on the 2nd sock was a mere 24 hours you’ll realise how little knitting I actually did at Rhinebeck!
All was going swimmingly and I was making headway into the anklet cuff with 24hours to spare on the Oct 31st deadline when a stitch spontaneously broke a row or so down. So the deadline was missed and they’ve been in “Time-Out” since. <<insert Raspberry noise here>>
They please me much more when they are hidden in the gorgeous box-bag I got from Sweensie at her Etsy shop.
The WIP I really want to be progressing on is my beautiful Petals Wrap Cardigan from “Crochet So Fine” by Kristen Omdahl. It’s the one pictured on the cover of the book below.
I promised myself this as a reward for finishing DH’s Cardigan but Deadlines – such as the two WIPs above – keep getting in the way. The yarn is Alpaca Lace from Dublin Dye Company dyed in a gorgeous purple with subtle navy tones. I love it and it’s a great marriage of pattern and yarn (I think, so far at least).
Soon my precious… soon.