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A few wips October 31, 2006

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A_few_things_on_the_needle_1 Taking it from the top.  Birds Nest Shawl from Folk Shawls using the big hank of small yarn from Mohair in Motion.  I wound the ball at my mother’s house using her new ball winder.  All I want to say about that experience is "sh*t".  See those two balls?  The first one was crazy tight and the second just a disaster.  I am forging ahead except my cable cast on was ugly and my long tail was too tight.  Argh.

Second is a vest for Gracie in a Patons pattern.  Not all that impressed with SWS (way too many knots), I am using Needful Yarn’s Joy.  Gracie loves it even though the stripes don’t match–she doesn’t want them too so I am trying to be Zen about it.  😉

Third is a simple baby blanket from the Debbie Bliss book Simply Baby.  I don’t really like the pattern but I am using stash yarn Filatura di Crosa’s 501.  It may have to go to the chopping block.

Fourth, is my planning stages for the Skaska laceweight I bought up at Rhinebeck.  I am considering the  Cobweb Lace Wrap from Shetland Lace by Gladys Amedro.  How lucky am I to have such a fabulous knitting library at my fingertips!  A picture of the shawl knitted can be seen here.

What I accidentally cropped is a pair of  Fetching needing thumbs and another ball of yarn.

And that is just a fraction of what is on the needles.  Must finish more and start less.


9 Responses to “A few wips”

  1. Carole Says:

    Finishing is such a great feeling. Maybe pick something that will take the least time and finish that and you’ll be on a roll to finish more.

  2. ann Says:

    … finish more and start less ….. ah-ha! you may be onto something. I will have to take that under advisement.

  3. Kris Says:

    I love the yellow cables. They look so soft!

    Man… You have a lot of WIP’s. I’m too high strung for that. If I have more than two or three I get twitchy.

  4. margene Says:

    Everything looks good but it’s too bad it isn’t all ‘fun’ knitting. We had a bad experience with a ‘too tight’ ball and couldn’t get it off the winder. If you wind more slowly it will be looser. Your new shawl will be so lovely! Keep finishing up the not so great knitting so you can move on to what you like. XOXO

  5. sUsAn Says:

    I have a large pile of wips sitting around too…so easy for me to do! I have my eyes on those Fetching mitts but haven’t gotten that one started yet. 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. Collette Says:

    I love my ball winder but I almost always wind them twice. Once to get it in a ball and once to get it right. I’ve had it for a long time and you’d think I’d get better but nope. I’ve resigned myself to it and I choose to believe it’s a sign of craftsmanship versus me simply being an obsessive freak. (Which of course is probably much closer to the truth!)

  7. Orli Says:

    like it or not your knitting is gorgeous. I really like the vest you’ll be making Gracie and the strips look fab to me. mY G-d look at the price of that ball winder. I can’t even get one in Israel (as far as I know)…and I don’t understand why yarn companies arn’t just selling all thier yarn all wound up. I’m working now with some Merino I had to wind my self…what a pain.

  8. marti Says:

    it is so hard not to start new projects when there are loads of things begging to be knit.

  9. Angi Says:

    When you unlock the mystery of how to finish more and begin less, please bottle it. There are many of us process people who would willingly pay for that wisdom!

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