It’s all about the WIP’s this week I’m afraid. I’ve done it to myself with this damn “startitis” and lack of sufficient pairs of arms. I finished the prototype for “James Harris” and am currently working the test knit from my draft pattern. Savannah is my “selfish knitter” and “Reign” accompaniment, so not a lot done but progressing. I keep on staring at the yarn for the test knit of Matinée II (the Mrs. Crosby) but I’ve psyched myself out with the technique I want to use v. practical application / joy of the knitting / fear of buggering up the most gorgeous yarn evah! I suppose a dip in the frog pond wouldn’t be the end of the world if things… unravel…
Progesses and lilacs from my walk to the Marché:
James Harris Prototype – blocking
James Harris test knit in Cash Iroha ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
“Skully” was well received and so I’ve begun a test knit. Remind me to take notes the next time I decide to hook “off the cuff”! The skull motif is a fairly well-known one, for those of us who like that stuff and my favourite was Spider Mambo’s single crochet guy. I popped her skull into an Arcade wheel style “granny” to make “Skully”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what I did. I started yesterday with hook, needles, yarn, notebook and camera (!) in my lap and set to.
“Yorick” is close to halfway done, I’ve notes and photos for a possible tutorial if this becomes a pattern and thankfully, DID remember what I’d done to create the “Slipped Stitch Open Patella Cable”. Yes. That. 8=. I’m using the KnitPicks wool of Andes sportweight again, had tons leftover and it’s super economical for proto’s and tests. I’ve promised my Girlie a #ucg version that she’ll be able to wear at work (sidebar: since when do companies hire Graphic Designers, ie: Artists, and then subject them to corporate drone dress codes?) I have some KnitPicks Shine Sport in black for multi-seasonal wear. I’m testknitting an idea that’s languished for a while. Still bearing the unfortunate name of “Green Blob” in my head but now in blue. I think if I can stop setting this down for other yarny projects, it could be pretty.
KnitPicks Shine Sport
Blue Blob or Baubles
Yorick Cowl ~ Test Knit
Speaking of seasons… I’m not sure who is responsible for this but you go to Mama Nature right now and apologize!! I woke to this beautiful but chilly back garden view this AM.
Well, not nuthin’ EXACTLY…
I have a scarf for myself almost done from the leftovers from my guy’s scarf and am halfway through SPNF #4. Just have lost a little steam as I’ve had to put on my Writer Hat for the last couple days.
To distract you from the lack of knitting, I give you – Valentine flowers!
Flowers from The Beau
Okay, also this slightly hastily taken snap of my scarf in progress. Seeing it like this should light a fire under my derriere to get it done and then get back on track with the other WIP-in-waiting.
My scarf – WIP