Monday, April 23, 2007

UFOs... well, WIPs anyway

I enjoy Chatting with Chatters, sponsored by Robbyn on Thursday evenings. I have been sorry to miss the last two weeks.

Apparently, the group in attendance last week decided to Flash their UFOs today (Robbyn at The Yarnpath and Ev at Strings ‘n Things and Colleen at Musings of a Silver Rose).

I wanted to join in, even though I missed the discussion. I really have more WIPs than UFOs. I work a little on each thing... and not much languishes. There are only two UFOs (an acrylic baby sweater and a fancy mohair beginner scarf) that I can think of and I lost light before I could take decent pictures of them.

But, here are the WIPs.

Finally, Fetching! I have had the yarn for AGES and AGES. Finally, after freezing one too many times at my office, last Wednesday I cast on for my pair. Beautiful yarn - the color is fabulous. The picture was close on my monitor, but I think you can't truly appreciate the beauty in a photo!

Moderne, my way! Following my loose understanding of the Moderne Baby Blanket in Mason-Dixon Knitting, I'm using Beaverslide 2-ply fisherman, McTaggert Tweed in Wild Myrtle as the main color, and all the odds and ends of mostly wool yarn in similar (sometimes slightly finer) weight. So far, the biggest section is the McTaggert Tweed, then Rowanspun Aran (brown), Lopi (blue/grey), and Noro Kureyon (multi-colored). The final piece will be about 40" x 40" for the Mother's Day blanket drive for the Afghans for Afghan mentioned in my sidebar. It is currently about 11 x 13.

Socks, Spring Socks... in an unknown, cotton-like sock yarn in "Forget Me Knot", using Susanne needles and a beginner pattern - all provided by my Knitter Tea Swap 2 Pal, Emma. (See this Blog Post about that!)

It is a simple pattern - 2x2 rib cuff, stockinette, heel flap, etc. I separated the skein into two approximately equal cakes and I'm off! This is my easily portable project and goes with me just about everywhere (especially now that I have four colors on my Moderne and haven't found the left over Lamb's Pride Bulky I know I have around here somewhere to keep going on that!).


Robbyn said...

Very cool stuff! IF you haven't used fingerless gloves before, you're going to be surprised at how quickly they become absolutely indispensibale - wonderful, wonderful things.

Your blanket is awesome - those yarns all seem to integrate very nicely together and the colors in your sock yarn are very pretty - kind of Easter Egg colors? Wonderful, in any case :)

A lovely collection of WIPs!

Karen said...

Only three WIPs is definitely a manageable number. I'm working hard to whittle mine down and knit according to your philosophy - just knit a little on each thing. Yours are all gorgeous and will make wonderful FOs.

Anonymous said...

I am posting your Scarf today....probably will take 10 days to get to you as I am a long way away from you.

Anonymous said...

I love that blanket! I've been wanting to start a log cabin myself.

You have 2 special events coming up on the same day and I'm hoping to have a very special box out to you soon!

SP10 Pal