This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday

These are a few of the WIPs I've been working on. I am not a monogamous knitter. I need to be free, I need to have space, sometimes I need to work with green yarn, sometimes, blue, sometimes red. I can't be constrained by working on only one project at a time.

Or maybe it's just ADD.

Since I finished the beaded cowl, I've turned my attention to projects that are, well, demanding my attention. First is Alexandra's bear hug wrap.

Cascade Chunky Baby Alpaca, it is an odd shade of green/black that really is rather stunning.
I am well through the fourth (of five) skeins, and hope to be done with this before Friday. Since I'll be seeing Alexandra this weekend, I'd like to be able to present her with a fait accompli.

Working in Malabrigo Rios, two scarves in the Ameeta pattern, by Deniss A. Saganai, for sisters Grace and Maddy.
This is really teal coloured.

This is a wonderful purple. I love Malabrigo Rios, I only wish it were more readily available. One of the interesting things I'm finding about knitting these scarves is that even though they are both on US 6 circular needles, the teal one is on a 24 inch circular, and the purple one is on a 16 inch circular. The purple one is a much tighter knit than the teal one. I'm reckoning that's because the cables between the needles are of different lengths, the 24 inch circs are almost like knitting with straight needles. Either way, I like that they're a bit different.

The next two projects are not yet started. I need to get the right needles for them, I'm thinking US 8, Addi Lace needles. I'm not a big fan of metal needles, but since I'll be knitting two-together-through-the-back, the pointiness of lace needles will be a big help.
This is Filigran, 100% Merino superwash, in lace weight. The glass beads are blue with a purple and gold sheen to them. I think they'll work well together.

This is Cascade Venezia Sportweight, Merino wool and silk.
It really is that purple! The glass beads are gunmetal grey. Both of these unyet-cast-on projects are going to become beaded cowls, the first for Libby, the second for Carlene. I would like to make one for Alexandra, but plan on picking her brain about colours she likes. For some reason, I have in my head that she likes green, but I may have just assigned that to her. If she likes red or orange, I'll have to be on the lookout for those colours.

These are some of the things I'm working on at the moment, or are in my queue. I really want to cast on the beaded cowls, even though the first time I tried my hand at one it was mostly a disaster (I was heard to mutter, from time to time, "Quelle disastre!" or even stronger language).

No comments:

Post a Comment