Sorry it’s been so long! I really haven’t forgotten, just life has become so busy! I work so much, and have so few days off that when I’m at home, I don’t have much energy to do anything. I have, however, been knitting! I have totally abandoned my granny stripe for the moment, though. I’ve knitted a couple of stuffed toys and a hat. I have too many projects on the needles too. I usually only like having one or two projects on the go, but right now, I have 5. 5?!?!? Yeah. Kinda crazy of me. I frogged my Marywarmers that I have been working on since February 2012. I decided that overall I didn’t like the look of the increases and decreases (my own bad knitting, not the pattern). I decided on a lacy scarf that will be so pretty! I guess I forgot that I hate knitting scarves and I had already started one for Alex. Alex then got mad at me for knitting his scarf and that I should make something for myself. So I casted on and finished a hat – which turned out to small, so I started a bigger one for me. And then, I decided I wanted mittens too….so yeah. I went a little ADHD there, and I don’t know what to do about it. Sometimes I work on one thing a day, but then other days, I work on everything. It’s mind boggling to me. And I think I sound a bit rambly – Here’s a list of my WIPs:
1 – Granny Stripe Blanket
Status: On hold. I haven’t worked on this bad boy since January. I tried to force myself to do a row two weeks ago and I just finished it today. I’m tired of working on this, so it’s just gonna hang out until I find my mojo back. It’s got 48 stripes and is 46% finished. I still want to finish this monster, and make it queen bed sized, but it might be a while in time out. I don’t even have any recent pictures of it!
2 – Strangling Vines Lace Scarf (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Nova Sock Print Fingering
Status: Slowly progressing. It comes with me to work on night shifts and I work on it when I have time. This might take me a while to complete. It will need a good hard blocking once I’m done (which I’ve never done before) and it will be heavenly!
3 – Dapperly Dashing Scarf (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Tonal Worsted in Deep Waters
Status: Chugging away at this one. It doesn’t travel to work with me because it’s on straight needles, and I don’t want to bring those in to work.
4 – Power Pop Mittens (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable Worsted in Folklore (remnants from another project)
Status: Slow as well. The pattern calls for DK yarn and US4 needles, but I wanted bigger mittens, so I used worsted yarn and size US8 needles. This was more of a test because I didn’t want to use my Knit Picks Swish until I had the sizing right, but now I kind of like the crazy barfy yarn I’m using. It’s definitely not a great yarn to show off the neat pattern, but I don’t mind. I apparently don’t have a picture of this right now.
5 – Lucky 7 Hat (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Gulfstream
Status: My favorite project on the go right now! I made the Lucky 7 Hat in Knit Picks Swish Tonal in Gypsy and I followed it exactly as the pattern. It unfortunately was way too short and also too tight. I gave it to my mom, and decided to knit a second one for me! This one I casted on 108 stitches instead of 84, and knit 30 rows of ribbing for the brim instead of 23. I think I will also knit in 8 cable crosses instead of 7. I really liked the gauge, so I stuck with the US7 needle size. It’s so smooshy and I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!
So yeah, this is all the stuff I have on the go right now! Hopefully I won’t cast on anything new until these are all done, but I don’t know when my knitting ADHD will kick in!
Soonly I’ll show off a few FOs that I’ve been too lazy to post!