Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.24

Welcome to the WIPW that almost wasn't!  It's snowing around these parts this evening and my 45 minute commute took just about 2.5 hours this afternoon.  I was beginning to think I might make it home in time for FO Friday.  But I'm here!  And I've got a big pile of projects (still!) in the hopper!

There's not been much knitting going on lately.  We went to the rodeo this weekend!  The National Western Stock Show is in town, and we've been meaning to go check it out since we moved here.  Big fun.  But that's a whole other blog post.  Last night?  Hockey game!  Mr. Right's company has a box at the Pepsi Center and we got free tickets to the Avalanche game.  They're not the Sharks, but they'll do in a pinch.  More big fun.

All that to explain the sad lack of progress going on over here.  But here's where we are...

The baby hat for Sudden Expression's Preemie Hat Drive is coming along.  Just the decreases to go, and then I'm gonna whip out another one.  You should, too.

The cable lace vest is still creeping along, too.  I tried hard to make some progress at lunch today, but my brain was on a thousand different things, and one of the ladies in my lunch time knitting group is redoing her kitchen, and the net result of an hour's knitting was that I ended up in the exact same place as I started.  Sigh. It doesn't look much different than it did last week, so you get the arty macro shot this time (for a little variety).   I'm really hoping I'll be able to wear this while it's still cool enough.  The race is on!

And finally, MITTENS!  I finished mitten #1, and got the cuff going on #2.  I don't want to give too much away, so here's mitten #1 inside out along with the beginnings of #2.  I am 100% in love with these, they're so warm and squishy and cozy.  I can't wait to get the 2nd one finished.  I'm pretty sure once I get them on I'll take them off some time around April.

That's it for me this week.  Hopefully I'll be able to get something off the needles in time to share with y'all on Friday.  Fingers crossed!

Oh, and in case you missed it -- My misadventures in yarn dyeing have taken a turn for the better.  You can catch up on the riveting saga here.


  1. Wow, I'm glad you made it home safely! I agree with you on the preemie hats. They are so much fun and addictive to knit! You are making me want to cast on for those mittens. Even inside out they look great!

  2. So glad that you made it home okay and in time for WIPW! Do you have a pattern for the preemie hat?? It looks great!! What yarn are you using? Love all your projects right now.

  3. We are getting nasty amounts of snow here right now. I am thrilled NOT as I have a verrrrry long drive ahead of me tomorrow. Progress is progress no matter how small

  4. Your projects are coming along nicely though I can sympathize with the lack of progress during the lunchtime knit group. I tend to mess up even simple things if I'm in a group of people talking, though I can knit at home with pretty much anything going on around me. Maybe I am just better at ignoring my family than I am my friends :-)

  5. Cables and texture are my favorite knitting components, so I'm drooling over your WIPs. And yay for knitting preemie hats! Charity knitting is always good for the heart.