WIP Wednesday

I’m currently working on two projects. I do not have any socks on the needles, which makes me feel a bit twitchy, so I might be casting on a pair tonight.

On Friday I’m planning on picking up my Everyday Shawl and working it as my Finishing Fridays project. I like the shawl, but I’m working with two skeins at once, so I keep putting it off. It’s time for me to finish it and move on.

I am at the point in the Farmhouse Cardigan where I’m thinking “Dear God, What have I done??” The body is worked in one piece and there is a lot of 1 x 1 ribbing. So. Much. Ribbing. Did you know that I’m a thrower? We are really slow with ribbing. The good news is both sleeves are done, as are the pocket linings, so it is just a matter of forcing myself to pick it up and knit on it. It cannot go into hibernation, as it would mean I have two green cardigans in hibernation, and that is just excessive.

I finished my Twizzler socks yesterday. They were knit with yarn that I bought at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival this year. I am keeping a project with yarn purchased at the festival on the needles at all times until I’ve worked my way through the yarn. If I finish all of the yarn before the next festival I can feel a little less guilty about going wild there.

I decided to put two skeins of Garden Wool & Dye DK dyed with indigo and Osage orange to use and knit up another baby sweater for Mary-Claire’s baby. I’m not sure I love the pattern, so I might tear this out and try something new. Until I’ve decided I’m sticking with the pattern it’s no use sharing the name of it. This yarn is a joy to work with, even if there is a lot of crocking from the indigo.

Do you watch any knitting podcasts that are entertaining enough to keep my mind occupied when knitting on the Farmhouse Cardigans? I only watch a few and I’m looking to branch out. Please let me know what you like to watch.

16 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. I throw too. Ribbing does take ages. I have treated myself to planned snacks to get through the ribbing: an M&M at the end of each row:)
    I don’t watch video podcasts much any more. I prefer audio podcasts. YouTube has lots if you don’t mind hunting for ones you enjoy:)

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  2. AJ says:

    I love your idea of knitting with festival stash to finish it before the next festival.
    I’m a thrower too!
    I don’t watch podcasts but I’ve been making my way through Relentless Knitting which is an audio podcast. Do you have any good suggestions for any knitting ones as I’m almost done this one😳

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  3. YouTube podcasts – Grocery Girls I recommend, the episodes are usually about 2 hours but I quite like how long they are as time flies and they are great company and entertaining. I watch Knitting the Stash (and weirdly also watch her husband’s channel called Metaspencer, where he was doing up an old prison bus, now it’s handy man videos, they seem a lovely couple). I think you already watch Amy Florence’s Stranded Podcast and know you watch Knitting Vicariously. That’s the 4 I regularly watch.

    i also listen to a lot of audio podcasts but they aren’t knitting related but are entertaining. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Ologies, Off Menu and I’m working my way through the thousands of episodes of Desert Island Discs whilst on dog walks.

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    1. Thank you! I’ve added Grocery Girls and Knitting the Stash to my list to watch. I do watch Amy Florence’s Stranded Podcast too. I don’t listen to many podcasts, the only one I’m obsessed with is The Memory Palace.

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  4. I am also a thrower. Ribbing does go kind of slow for sure! But keep going! You are done with the sleeves and pockets, and making great progress 🙂
    Good idea using up your festival yarn! Then you will definitely need some when next year rolls around.

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