WIP Progress

I haven’t shown much off but I have been knitting and knitting over the last several days so I thought I’d share what I’m working on. My top priority is my Late Harvest shawl with the Manos del Uruguay Feliz yarn. Loving this yarn, and liking the project more now that I’ve moved on from the endless garter stitch. This is really cool:

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I’ve got three more pattern repeats and then it’s done, so that’s only about 21 rows. I can do that easy this week if I work on it every night. But I’ve been distracted by my new sweater project. I’m making a Clarke Pullover with Lion Brand Jeans yarn and I’m in the newlywed phase where I want to knit on it all the time. I just made it to the join-in-the-round point.

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It would be awesome if I could do this as a NaKniSweMo project but since I need to finish Late Harvest, I’m not optimistic. We’ll see. If I can be monogamous after I finish the shawl, it’s a possibility.

During the work week, I’ve been knitting on my Goth Kitty sock, done with my favorite Vanille Latte pattern and Felici yarn.

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I don’t love the way the stripes fell–I wish I’d had a gray heel and more of the purples on the foot, but I can always do the second one that way and have fraternal twin socks instead of identical.

And this post really brings home the fact that I need to stop saying “I’ll never…”. I said I’d never get into making sweaters, and though I don’t do them often, I’m liking it more with each one. I said I’d never want to make socks, and now they’re my favorite thing to knit. I said I’d never love knitting with fingering weight yarn, and now I have more of that in my stash than anything else. I need to remember that every time I say I’ll never do brioche, or cables, or intarsia!

Before I run off to knit for the rest of the morning, I want to share something the mother included in an email yesterday. It expresses some of the darkness I’ve been feeling in my head:

“And in despair I bowed my head.
There is no peace on earth, I said
          For hate is strong
          and mocks the song
of peace on earth, good will to men.”

 

It was written in 1863 by Longfellow, and as she wrote, “The country survived then and we’ll survive this.”

11 thoughts on “WIP Progress

  1. I can’t decide which project I like most. They are all great looking. I love the start of a new project where all I want to do is knit on it. The Longfellow quote is beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

  2. That Manos del Uruguay yarn is gorgeous! It’s always so exciting to be close to done with a project. I bought my first MDU skein last month, similar color scheme actually. It’s the Maxima yarn in Currant, and I’m making a Rikke hat out of it! I’d always wanted to try their yarns before but was cautious about shelling out the money for it. Worth it, so pretty!

    • Oh my gosh, I adore the Maxima yarn! I’ve got a skein of that in my stash–I’ll have to check out the Rikke pattern. Glad it was worth it for you, it always has been for me!

  3. Haha i think we all use the word never too much! I too thought i would never make sweaters (and am now on my 3rd ) never used fingering (I just bought almost entirely fingering with my birthday money).

    All of the wips look lovely but i especially like the shawl! Such beautiful colours and such wonderful stitch definition!

  4. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

  5. Also — I love the knitting! Goth Kitty is awesome. And the Late Harvest pattern is amazing! (Well, that edge part. Endless garter stitch is often necessary but rarely amazing.)

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