Works in Progress

What's a knitter to do but to talk about the projects she's working on?


Bowties Are Cool Socks by Mandie harrington

Yarn: Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn

Update: I have now completed the first sock! I am a chronic sufferer of 2nd sock syndrome, so these will likely be on the needles for a while ... but I am aiming to be done them by the end of 2018 at the latest. Currently taking a break and casting on other socks to distract me from the fact that I've got another of these ones to do!


Vasa Shirt by dianna walla (paper tiger)

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Light fingering-weight yarn, one full skein, and many unicorn tails in 4 different colours! 

Update: I am knitting this shirt in the round, rather than flat in two pieces. My first stripey project, and I decided to go all in on the term "colourful". Just getting started, adding in stripes as I feel like it!


MacGowan Pullover by Quenna Lee 

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (worsted) in Pomace Heather ... my standard go-to sweater yarn.

Update: I love classic Shetland-style ganseys, in all their forms, and have been eagerly awaiting the day I cast on one for myself. This pattern, both casual and chic, spoke to me the minute I saw it. A softly heathered yarn in a classic muted colourway fits the style perfectly! I haven't gotten far yet, but have recently completed the first full repeat on the front lace pattern (top section of the swatch). 



Simple Summer Socks by Liz Pankratz

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy (fingering) in Sea Foam.

Update: Brand new sock needles (Addi Flexi-Flips 2.5mm) that needed some socks to play on! Love the yarn, loving the needles, and wanted a simple pair of open-work summer socks. Haven't made it far yet (I keep getting distracted and casting on more projects), but I think these are going to be great!

Selkie Shawl by Melody Hoffman

Yarn: Blossom & Fern Yarn Co's Darling Sock yarn in White Anemones & Knit Picks Palette in Comfrey (for the border). 

Update: Getting close to the end of the main triangle part! Knitting a kfb at the beginning of each row (as another Ravelry user suggested) rather than having a RS and WS. Once the triangle is done, I can start on the oh-so-pretty border! This yarn is gorgeous; to hear more about it, check it out in my Swatches page.


Recently Finished


Vanilla socks two-at-a-time, toe-up disaster

Yarn: Schachenmayr DK, self-striping + Knitpicks Cotlin in Blackberry

These socks were a deceptive amount of work! I only had 50 g of the self-striping yarn, and needed to make it stretch for a full pair, so I cast on toe-up and 2-at-a-time, using both ends of the skein. I also used a contrasting colour I had on hand for the toe, heel, and cuffs, to make it last longer. While they turned out to be decent socks, the technique was questionable at times. After having to frog the heels the first time around, I finally stumbled on the Sockmatician's recipe for toe-up socks, and that was a life-saver! I will never do toe-up socks again without consulting this recipe first!



Safety Scarf by Westknits

Yarn: The multicolour is Katia Azteca Fine, a wool/acrylic blend that I got from @wetcoastwools in Vancouver. The natural skein is wool that a friend brought back from her trip to Ireland, and is from the Original Aran Co. (worsted weight yarns).

This pattern was awesome! It was my first time doing an I-cord edging, and while very strange at first it was easy to do. I loved how every section was unique, and that it worked very well with a solid and a gradient. The yarn I used ended up being very warm and squishy, and it's just the right length to keep my neck cuddled and warm when doubled. I sewed the ends in a moebius as suggested, using a mattress stitch. 


Ginny's Cardigan by mari chiba

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport, Mink Heather

So happy with how this turned out! My ideal cardigan, with some interesting owly detail - and who doesn't love to make their knitting nerdy?!