WIP Wednesday

I still haven’t taken good photos of my finished cowl (it’s been SO COLD the last two days…okay, I’ve just been lazy about it. Whatever.) so I thought I’d share a couple of WIP photos. Can you believe I only have four WIPs at the moment? Clearly there is something wrong with me. I got to the third color of my Color Me Happy cowl last night.

img_5973It’s hard to see, but there are a few rows of the solid purple up there. I think I’m going to love this once it’s done, but it’s an awful lot of stockinette right now. Maybe I need to go to a movie so I can knit on it in the dark.

And I made a swatch! It’s a little swatch but it’s a good start. This is for my Penny sweater with my birthday Malabrigo.

img_5974I’ve been waiting to start it because I’ve been trying to eat better and exercise lately, and I thought maybe I’d want a different size. But then I thought, Heck that, I want a pretty pink sweater and I can still wear it even if it’s a little big.

But here’s the best news of the day: I get to have a crafting weekend this weekend!!! One of my blogger friends is meeting a few friends at local hotel for the weekend, and she and I decided we needed to finally meet, so I got a room for myself and it’s going to be DELICIOUS. I won’t spend all weekend with them, because that might be too much, plus why wouldn’t I take advantage of a comfy quiet hotel room all to myself? But we’ll knit together and visit the best LYS and I’m super excited.

It’s also a little scary because I’m an introvert who hates meeting new people, but apparently I’m pushing myself lately. Last weekend I went to a birthday party where I only knew two people, and I had a blast. Maybe that was enough to nudge me toward the crafting weekend. Or maybe I was just drawn by the opportunity to have an extended period of time to myself. Either way, the room is booked and I just need to plan my projects. I’m pretty sure I need to a new cast-on! Sock or shawl??

7 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. Crafting weekends sound great! I haven’t done one in a while, but they’re always fun when I find / make the time. Most of my crafting friends aren’t local anymore, so spending time with them does take some planning. I hope you have fun!

    And that sweater swatch looks like a great sweater fabric! I agree that you should knit it now, and then have an extra cozy sweater when you go down in size. (That’s been my plan for myself, too. I like big sweaters anyway, so no harm done if I lose a size or two.)

  2. I’m so glad you’re going to join us! I’m also an introvert, although I like to hide it by being loud and awkward, so you have that to look forward to. I think you should bring all sorts of projects, because you never know what you will feel like knitting.

  3. That sounds like fun. If I had to meet new humans I’d like them to be yarn loving people too

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