Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Work In Progress Wednesday v.5

How can it possibly be Wednesday again already?  Man, that was fast.  I'll encourage you now to go check out everyone else's progress on WIPW, since they're all posting beautiful projects this week.  As for me, I'm still plugging away on Avast...

And I gotta say, knitting stockinette sleeves for a boy with serious monkey arms is truly a labor of love.  I'm about 2/3 of the way through sleeve one, just finished the increases and nowhere to go but up from here.  While I'm knitting the sleeves-that-go-on-forever, I have to keep reminding myself how nice it is that he can reach things on the top shelf.  It helps.

I'm also not-really-knitting those Hedgerow Socks.  I'm a few repeats into the leg now and can't quite make sense of the pattern.  At the moment it looks like ribbing gone wrong. 

But I'll keep soldiering on for at least another inch or two and see if things begin to improve.  I am, however, really loving this Pagewood Farm Chugiak sock yarn.  It's soft and cuddly and knits up really nicely. 

Also, I just finally finished reading Mockingjay.  Normally, I'm a pretty fast reader, but I really didn't want this series to end.  Sigh.  I'd feel worse about not having made much knitting progress the last couple of weeks if the book wasn't so darn good, but it was a pretty spectacular grand finale. 

And that's it from me this week.  I'd love to say that I'm sure things will be more exciting next time, but we've still got a whole monkey-boy-length sleeve to go so I'm not holding my breath.  Definitely hoping, though!


  1. HA! Monkey-boy length. That's awesome!

    Okay, I saw your comment on my blog first and responded there about Mockingjay. Can you not stop thinking about it??? So good.

  2. I just love your blog!! From the outdoorsy stuff to the family mystery stuff and interesting book suggestions (oh, yeah, and the crafty stuff, lol)- I shall definitely be back!