I only have three Works in Progress at this point. Balmoral is very close to the end. I was not able to finish her this weekend like I had hoped, but it will be soon, nonetheless. According to the length measurements, I have 2.5 inches to go. I tried her on and was very happy with the way it looked so far. This may be the first item I have knit where I am completely happy with the overall fit. I reserve this statement until I am completely finished with her, however.
My Trekking socks are making slow progress. They are relegated to my "transportation" knitting–on the train and in the car (with Kris driving, of course) so they don’t see much action other than that. I am very impressed when knitters can whip out a sock (or pair of socks) in a few days (Carolyn and Margene for example!) but I am just not one of them… although I can knit other stuff very quickly. I don’t know where the disconnect it…
My Lucky Clover cardigan has been "on ice" for many moons now. It would be a lie to tell you that I like to knit this cardigan. I am not very far into it, and I am already frustrated. (Yes, I know I started the knitalong and it is my duty to knit the cardigan) but I think that this baby may stay on ice until I am in the mood to tackle it again… whenever that may be. However, there have been some very brave knitters who have completed the cardi in recent weeks! Check out Tara’s and Pinky’s–they both look great.
So, it is natural that I am looking forward to the wonderful world of fall knits. Don’t all knitters look forward to the return of cooler weather?
Here’s what I have planned:
The Hourglass Sweater in KnitPicks Andean Silk (Lettuce colorway): a match made in heaven? I think this one is next on my list. I hope mine turns out as great as Dani’s did! (Can you believe that is her first sweater ever?)
|The Rowan Calmer in the foreground was a gift from Leanne, and I have decided to make Knitty’s Shedir with this lovely yarn.|
It is such a nice pattern, and I have seen some lovely versions out there. This will probably come a little later in the fall season, and may be for some holiday gifts. The other yarns in this picture are Blue Heron laceweight silk/cotton which is destined to be some sort of lace shawl (which I am not in the mood to do now… maybe later), and for the orange recycled tweed in the back? a GIANT felted tote is precisely what it will be.
|On the note of recycling yarns, I acquired two large men’s sweaters last year when my dad was cleaning out his closet… they are both wool tweeds with lovely flecks of color.|
They are just screaming for a Rowan pattern once unraveled… I plan to rip the seams and hit the books looking for the perfect pattern. I am quite enamoured with the Vintage Knits Salina (recently made by both Becky and Jacqueline) and this one may be in the running for one of these yarns…