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WIP Wednesday

It has come to this. I have a stupid amount of WIPs and keep thinking “Oh I want to work on that other thing” and I need to STOP. I need to finish these things and crack on with a few other things and focus.

The facts are these.

Baby Cardigan #1
Most recently cast on project; super fast knit, just needs a couple of sleeves at the moment and then it will be done. There will also be two other baby cardigans done in a similar manner (borrowed the stitch counts from Debbie O’Neill’s Lace Motif Cardigan, but then I converted it to seamless and did a continuous edging and all over lace pattern and it’s really just the stitch counts because I didn’t want to do math). Stitch pattern comes from one of my Japanese stitch pattern books.

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Alpine Frost Scarf
Cast on nearly a year ago (and still not the oldest WIP I technically have going, though I forgot to get a photo of that project). This was my “I can’t take knitting needles on a plane from Europe so I’ll bring a crochet project” project, and I’ve worked on it sporadically, but I just don’t find myself called to crochet that much, especially when it’s a project I really have to watch (read: I can’t read or watch new TV when I’m crocheting this). But progress has been made and this will just be one of those takes forever projects.

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Null Hypothesis Scarf
Scarves make excellent projects to try out new techniques, such as double knitting. Choosing this scarf as a first ever double knitting project maybe borders on insanity but it’s a lot of fun. I’ve knit two of the seven charts and thankfully the charts are all different and flow into different chemistry-related scenes, so it’s not boringly repetitious. It is a lot of knitting, though, since you’re. . . double knitting, as in knitting every stitch on the chart twice.

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Albers Pullover
This is one of those where I need this sweater and just haven’t had time to work on it. I had actually gotten farther on this but realized I had misread the pattern and so I ripped back and restarted and then put it down. I’ve gone completely crazy and I’m knitting this sweater in a yarn that’s so much heavier that even knitting the smallest size is probably going to yield a sweater that’s a little bit big but I don’t really care.

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In the course of writing this post I remembered a few other projects that I didn’t photograph—a pair of socks I’m knitting for myself (that’s the longest WIP, and also the longest socks I’ve ever knit), a pair of socks for a friend (the first one is done, I just need to get back to the second), a half-finished swatch for another cardigan (this may have been the point I gave up on swatching for the year). In addition to the two other baby cardigans I want to churn out, there’s a shawl I want to knit for a KAL and a baby blanket I want to crochet and then I told my mom I would knit her a cardigan and that yarn arrived last night.

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I had to talk her out of a black cardigan, because that would have made me want to shoot myself. At least this way I’ll be able to see what I’m knitting. And yes, I go for bright jewel tones, my mom likes her neutrals. I have this crazy idea that I can finish this before I see here again in a few weeks. I mean, history has shown that I can knit a cardigan pretty fast, but there’s also the above in-progress projects and that’s why I should probably be committed.

This also came in the box last night and I’m not sorry. There’s a fair isle sweater I’ve been wanting to knit, hiding somewhere in that combination of yarn colors.

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So basically, I need another pair of arms, or some sort of endowment so I can quit my job and knit all these things.

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6 replies

  1. Oh, this wip Wednesday thing is brilliant! I have so many wip’s sleeping in boxes I might not be able to put them in one post. In fact re-organizing my blog a few weeks ago I found a pair of stockings I started four years ago. I might steel this wip-post-thingy for my own blog if you don’t mind. I might even add that hypothesis scarf to the list, it’s so cool!

    1. Steal away, I’m sure I was inspired by many other bloggers looking to bring some accountability into their own lives. 😀 And the Null Hypothesis scarf is a lot of fun to knit, if slower than one might be expecting.

  2. Lovely WIPs, I especially like the double-knitted scarf. And getting a box of yarn in the mail can just make my week!

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