There is snow in the forecast, could be up to six inches, which means there is knitting in the forecast for the weekend. To prep for that, I pulled out all my WIPs to see what I’ve got to work with. My current WIP count is seven.
My sweater is growing nicely, thanks to some lunch break knitting this week. I can see this being some good movie knitting this weekend. I’ve got my two travel projects at the top there, which I want to work on but I also want to save for travel projects. (The dark purple on the left is the Sockhead cowl and the one on the right is a new sock, pattern TBD.) The bottom is a scrap cowl I started last year as a mindless project for concert knitting, but I’m afraid it looks dumb now. I kind of wish I’d done more of a gradient, striping in new colors. I can’t decide whether to frog or keep.
My Mermaid cowl is that creamy yarn which is barely started and I don’t know that I’ll get to it this weekend. I definitely still want to make the pattern but it requires more concentration, and I haven’t had as much of that the last couple of months. So this one might float along a little longer.
That leaves two projects that I’m unsure about. The top left is my Warrior Cowl with some Cascade Heritage 150. I’ve already used half the yarn and I’m not convinced I’m more than halfway through the pattern. Plus it seems very large. Plus it’s just not thrilling me for some reason that I can’t explain. So I’m pretty sure this one is getting frogged.
And finally, I’ve got a barely-begun Zomboni in that blue/purple/white mix and I’m really on the fence with that one. I cast on almost three months ago, and haven’t felt the urge to work on it, and usually that’s a good sign that it’s not a good fit of yarn and pattern. But then I look at the finished projects and think I’ll probably like it when it’s done, if I just push through. So maybe I need to give it a second chance this weekend and see if I can get into the groove? And if I can’t, then it gets frogged. That seems reasonable, doesn’t it?
But still, none of those are exciting me right now. Pretty sure I’ll need to cast on a new cowl!
That top left one looks way too big to be a cowl. Interesting. And the cowl on the bottom — if you’re feeling regrets about it, that might be a sign.
Zomboni looks like and interesting piece, but a mindless knit, so I don’t blame you for being uninterested in it. (My Close To You scarf is similar… I love the way the finished project looks, but it’s a relatively simple project to knit, so it’s been relegated to the meh pile for now. I think it will be some travel knitting for later this year… seems perfect for car or plane knitting.)
The nice thing about the scrap cowl is that I don’t need the yarns for anything else, so it can just go back into hiding for a while longer!
That’s a good point! It can be just a random knitting project, if desired.