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WIPs for WIP Wednesday

for once.

I have works in progress to post about, and it’s Wednesday, which means I have WIPs for WIPs Wednesday. Possibly for the first time ever.

Three things on the needles at the moment. One closer to done than not. One coming up on the middle, comfortable established, but still newer. And one that’s just a baby, which I need to restart tonight or tomorrow.

I’ve shown this blob of blue before. I’m knitting my Arrowhead Stole pattern, out of tosh lace in lapis, on 3.00mm needles. I powered through the last section of the main body, picked up stitches all the way around and started the knit on edging over the weekend.

Now I’m a couple repeats past when this photo was taken, so I’m about a third of the way done with the second side. Maybe I’ll be able to finish this side this week and start on the third.


This is a newer project, but is already starting to bunch up on the needles, that’s what I get for working with thicker than lace weight yarn.

It’s a top down triangular shawl knit out of Prisim’s Saki yarn in Periwinkle and Copper Penny. The photo in no way does the colors justice, they’re beautiful together. I’m doing a two row stripe sequence that shows off the colors, much like in Malus domestica, but in this shawl I’m also incorporating lace elements inspired, in part by Arctic Lace, and the geometric lace included in that book.

(the piece on the left is the swatch, the piece on the needles is the project.)

I started this last night, but think I need to rip and restart. It’s an asymmetrical triangularesqu shawl, and I don’t think I hit the shaping on the head this time. Ah well maybe tomorrow.
For more WIP Wednesday, check out Tami’s blog.


The Last of the Diamonds

I’m working on the last repeat of the diamond section of my Arrowhead Stole. I’m loving knitting this project. It’s knitting up so fast, and the yarn is so beautiful, and the pattern is simple but interesting, and it’s already written up so I don’t need to worry about keeping notes.

It’s the perfect storm of happy knitting.


Blog Silence… Must Mean Something is Going On

The funny thing about blogging, at least for me, is that I blog when I have time. I don’t have a schedule, I tried that and failed miserably. Then, whenever there’s a blog silence, I think to myself every week or so that “I should really put something up” but then the silence continues because somethingelse comes up. Because as it turns out I blog when I have time. I’m writing this on the train, on my way into work. (Now, it’s a few days later now, and I’m just getting back to add photos and edit.)

But the catch is I almost never seem to have free time, but I don’t have free time because I’m busy (at least part of the time) doing the things that I would be blogging about. Of course a lot of the time is spent doing boring non-blog related or blog worthy stuff (laundry anyone?). But some of that time is spent knitting and designing, and making or doing cool stuff, like decorating my new apartment. (Yep, I moved. Again. For the third time this summer.)

So if I were blogging in my limited amounts of free time this last month, there would have been nothing to blog about. I’m mean my last post was just a picture of a lot of boxes and a “sorry, can’t blog, I’ll do it later.” But now it’s been a month and a half and I haven’t blogged, and I feel terrible. So I’m sorry my poor neglected little blog.

But on the plus side I did get a whole heck of a lot done.

I moved. Again.

I finished a bunch of stuff.

From bottom to top. Kora. Asymmetrical Bluebells. Eirwen. Ghosts & Mirrors. and Very Berry. I’ve written about all of these before mostly under different names, or under no name. Except for Very Berry (which seriously needs a new name), it was done so quickly that I never got a chance to blog about it.

I started some stuff.

Another sample for my Arrowhead Stole in Tosh Lace colorway lapis.

A new hat that I’m working on, probably with some sort of cable design.

And I (sort of) made a smidge of progress on one WIP.

Only a few more rows to go on the shawl with a thousand beads.

I bought also some stuff.

Melissa Leapman’s book Continuous Cables, which I mostly got for the stitch dictionary at the end of the book. I think I’m going to play with some of these cables for the hat that I’m working on.

A skein of Manos Lace in “L2435 Aivina Aqua.” For another geometric lace stole with a garter stitch border along the same lines as Ghosts & Mirrors.

Two skeins of Wool Candy in “Gothic.” For an asymmetrical (not so) little something of a shawl.

And a skein of Scrumptious Lace in “Cherry.” Just because it was pretty.

So, so long and until next time my little corner of the Internet. I’ll try to get back to you soon. And I’ll try for a bit more balance between creating and writing about it.