In order to start making a dent in the stash I figured that my next project should be a sweater. I thought about this carefully and realized that if I start now I will probably (hopefully!) be finished by late winter or early spring. With that in mind I knew I would want something fresh rather than something that screams middle-of-winter-coziness. Which leads me to this…
It’s the first full day and all my woollens are ready. Are yours?
It’s done! And it fits like a glove. Usually when I make sweaters the sleeves are a bit too short, but this time I went too far in the other direction. I don’t really mind though, if I cuff the sleeves it works out perfectly.
That’s project #4 off the WIP list.
The body is done and I’m working on the sleeves. The end is in sight!
Last summer I fell in love with Norah Gaughan’s Beatnik sweater. I mean, look at those cables, how could I not? It’s a pleasurable knit that isn’t as complicated as it looks, plus I’m knitting it in the round so it’s even easier. I love the yarn I’m using – it’s Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in a one-off colourway called ‘Stellar’ that’s this amazingly complex red and blue flecked purple.
So why has it been on my needles for almost a year? The problem with this project is that it requires concentration, and it is a rather large project at that. It just keeps getting put aside for instant gratification knits. But all that’s about to change. It’s the next thing on my WIP list. I’ve been working at it for much of July and I think I’m making pretty good progress – I’ve already split the body for the sleeve shaping.
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m constantly working on projects and still not getting anywhere so I’ve decided to get my fibre pursuits a bit more organized. The first step was actually rounding up all my WIPs (Works In Progress) and I was shocked by how many there are. Some of these have been on the needles for years and it really is time that I got a handle on them. Let’s start off with a group shot so you can see just how daunting a task this is, there are eight projects in total!