Sunday, January 15, 2012

This and That

I guess that I could be known for having a lot of WIP's at any given time.  I currently have a couple more to share.

The first, which I hope to finish today, is a #77 Dream Hat, my second, for my niece.  I have attached the ear flaps and handwashed/blocked it.  I will take a couple photos while finishing it.  They may be helpful to anyone who would like to make one of their own.

I am making some amazing socks for my daughter using the Route 66 pattern from the book Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs by Stephanie van der Linden.  (I do love almost all of the patterns in this book.)  Fair Isle knitting can be very impressive, but it is not nearly as difficult as it might appear to someone who has not done very much of it.

Last, but by far, not least, I have begun a Silhouette in the Sun from the book Knit, Swirl! by Sandra McIver.

I will be writing more about this and other projects in the Knit, Swirl! book in the coming months.  I will be teaching some classes on them at Gosh Yarn It! beginning later in January.

I would have to say that if you knit as much as I knit, four WIP's, not counting any that are hibernating for seasonal reasons, is an absolute minimum...and ten, counting all seasonal items, would probably have to be my maximum.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds very reasonable to me! I count my spinning and weaving projects in the mix, usually 2 spinning projects and at least one weaving project (if I ever get the 4 harness loom warped that will be 2 or maybe I should say two since I have the warp for it on the warping board?) plus my next to the bed knitting project, my leave in the car knitting project, my almost finished project and my waiting for cast on but decisions made knitting project!
    Beautiful hat and socks!