WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I hope winter weather has you crafting away.

I’ve been working on Audrey’s socks. I’m pacing myself so I can finish these on Friday. I’m meeting a friend on Saturday to start our Green Bay Packers KAL, and I don’t want to be without a sock for too long before I cast on my Green Bay pair.20190220_1323534776687207127562455.jpg

I started a sweater last week. I have enough super bulky wool from the box of yarn my cousin made me to make a cardigan, so that’s what I’m going to do. I’m using the Shawl Collar Cardigan #6501, but I’m not doing a pattern for the body. I have no idea what kind of yarn this is, other than it is pretty rustic wool. 20190220_1324318028066203526303627.jpgI have two questions about the sweater, so if you can give me some knitting advice that would be great.

Have you ever dyed a garment after you’ve knit it? I love the yarn, but the color does not work on me. I’m thinking I’ll dye it once it is done. If you have dyed a garment, please share any advice you have.

The pattern calls for the collar/button band to be knit and then sewn on to the sweater. I think that is ridiculous, as picking up stitches is so much easier. Can you think of any structural reason I should not adjust the pattern to pick up the stitches instead of sewing them on?

I hope you are having a great week!

FO: Hoarfrost Shawl

Hoarfrost is done. I love how it turned out. It is beautiful and smooshy, just as a shawl should be.

It was impossible to get good pictures of. Please excuse the child who refuses to wear pants.20190216_10255420190216_102655

This shawl was a delight to make. This is my second Andrea Mowry worsted weight shawl and probably not my last.

A dear friend’s father passed away earlier this week, so this shawl went to her. I wanted to give her a wooly hug that she can wrap herself in.


WIP Wednesday

Well my goodness this week has flown. I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.

This week I’ve been working on socks for Audrey and Elliot. They have close to the same size of feet, so they can share them. I really like how this yarn is knitting up, almost enough to make me wish I was making socks for myself with it instead.20190213_1410348243425957561140888.jpg

I made progress on the shawl this week. I only have four rows to go. I would have finished it last night, but we had a friend over for tacos and we stayed up talking late and I never got around to knitting.20190213_1411354716646202407262785.jpgI can’t wait to see what this looks like blocked. I hope to be wearing it by next Wednesday.

What have you been working on this week?

WIP Wednesday

I have only worked 4 more rows of my shawl, so it isn’t worth posting a new picture. I love working on it, but reading a chart and working long rows isn’t conducive to KWP (knitting while parenting).

Thank you for all of your feedback last week on short socks. I’m loving the Rose City Rollers, even though they make me sing the Bay City Rollers in my head when I think about the pattern name. I appreciate your help picking the color of the heels and toes too. In the end I went with blue (AJ made a great point about the white picking up dirt off of my floor). 20190206_1325226494538950578038984.jpgI think I’ll get a lot of use out of short socks in the summer. This is my new favorite way to make socks when I only have half a hank of sock yarn.

I hope you are cruising along on your projects.

WIP Wednesday: Polar Vortex Edition

Happy Wednesday! It’s cold here. 20190130_1222062398512205060751718.jpg

Wrigley had her surgery yesterday and can’t be off leash until she heals. Luckily she hasn’t been licking her incisions, so we haven’t had to put her in a cone. Thank you for keeping her in your thoughts. We will hear back in a week or two with the results of the tumors. 20190130_112957702389814787123455.jpg

With the cold and the dog I’ve managed to be somewhat productive this week. I finished Mary-Claire’s socks. 20190130_1115419201388561396176054.jpg

I’m about 1/4 of the way through the lace on the Hoarfrost Shawl. I’ll know in about 10 more rows if I’ll have enough yarn left for the shawl or I’ll need to rip out an old scarf knit with the same yarn.20190130_1337119091269017165662442-e1548879280760.jpg

I hope you are staying warm and getting knitting done.

Sock Help

I’m only a couple of inches into my second sock, but I’m already thinking about my next pair. I’m going to do a short sock pattern, probably¬†Day Off Socks or Rose City Rollers. I’ll be using one skein of koigu yarn, which won’t be enough for both socks. I’ll be doing the heels and toes in a contrasting color.

I’m not sure which color to use, so I would love your help choosing. Please let me know in the comments if you think the heels and toes should be light or dark. 20190124_101244182034516462805306.jpg

Have you made short socks? Do you have a pattern you would recommend?