Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Knitting WIPs Inventory

In January I decided that once I finished Leaflines I would clean the sewing room.  This room often serves as a drop off point for things that have no place to go and I am terrible about cleaning up after myself.  I'll spare you a pic, trust me it was bad. While completing the archaeological dig I unearthed a few more WIPs (works in progress for my non-knitting friends).  I really think this is all of them unless there are a couple in the cedar chest.  This is only my knitting.  I don't have the heart to do the ones from quilting or even my aunt's.

This is the Easiest Shawl Ever pattern. Cast on three stitches.  Knit 1, yo, knit til 1 stitch remains, yo, knit 1.  Repeat endlessly.  I'm using Lion Brand Homespun, it's destined for charity.  

This  is the Maze and Chevron hat.  I started this a couple of years ago and while I still love it, I'll probably frog it.  I now wear my hair natural (in fact all the women on my side of the family do), so it's not going to fit. I'm using Encore by Plymouth in two different color ways.

This is a mystery shawl.  I downloaded all the clues and would love to finish this one.  I'm gifting it to DD #1.  The yarn is from a thrift shop sweater I unraveled and dyed using Easter Egg dye. Fiber content is a silk wool blend and in heavenly to work with.

Forest Canopy shawl.  It's for DD#2.  Her birthday is in October. My daughters' birthdays are six weeks apart to the day, however they were born 7 years apart.  I bought this yarn at MDSW and bought it solely because the designer and my oldest daughter have the same first name.  I would gift this to her, but the color choices are more DD#2s.

Fake-a-Gamo.  This is oldest and closest to being finished.  I couldn't figure out what to do about handles.  I think I've figured it out.  It also needs to be lined, hence the dig. The yarn is Pima Cotton by Cascade. 

I almost didn't include this one as I just started this one.  It's made from my handspun and will be for my mother.  The pattern is the BLT shawl.   
I'd completely forgotten this one.  It was going to be a hat. It's going to be frogged.  Too much hair. It's the same yarn as the purse, but I hadn't planned on wearing them together.

Finishing them will also return needles to their spots. The Mystery shawl is on a pair of Karbonz I'd forgotten.  I love these needles and am tempted to buy a set of their interchangeables.  

I know lots of people have loads more than these.  Keep in mind these are knitting WIPS only.  There are some from quilting and counted cross stitch as well as those I inherited from my aunt.  I've got a big birthday coming up this year and it's really beginning to hit home I've more years behind me than I do in front.  If I don't clean up some of this mess my daughters are going to curse me from my grave! 

That's it from this side of the screen. 




Araignee said...

Loved the trip through the WIP's. I know what you mean about the sewing room being the drop off. I have a big comfy chair in mine that I can never sit in because it is full of project bags waiting to be emptied. Sometimes I question my sanity when I look around the mess I have made so when I see posts like yours I feel relieved it's not just me.

Toni said...

You brave woman! PLEASE say you're not going to start a trend of posting sewing WIPS. :) I don't think I'm strong enough to try to tally mine.

Congratulations on frogging a few WIPs--sort of freeing, isn't it?

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I see your staying quite busy.. thats good , Ive forgotton quite a bit these days but i thing i would like to knit a pair of socks...thats the easy ( i think). Love ya! Ginny36485865