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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday v.61

Okay, so last week, I was a teensy bit knitting-obsessed.  This week, I'm more like a woman possessed.  Somehow I got it into my head that I could finish Angostura in time to wear it to pick Mr. Right up from the airport on Friday morning (he's coming back from his epic long business trip, we're still working stuff out and I'm looking to knock his socks off).  And since then, I have been knitting like a fiend.  Here's what it looks like now (pardon the curly edges -- I was racing a rainstorm):
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That means, all I have left to do is knit the right front.  And the right shoulder cable.  And then bind off, attaching the shoulders to the back.  And then block it.  And then sew up the side seams.  And then run five miles so I can actually sit down in the skinny jeans that I bought last weekend.  All of which is totally doable. Right?  I'm almost sure of it.

I'm still utterly in love with this pattern, even if I do keep making incredibly stupid mistakes along the way (you can post stalk me on Ravelry to get an idea of just how stupid.  We're talking epic here).

In the 90 or so seconds I haven't been knitting on Angostura in the last week, I've managed to become completely smitten with two new knitting patterns: For this and these.  Holy cow.  Have you seen these?  I'm so smitten that I fell all over myself ordering the exact yarn from WEBS, enough to knit both patterns, only to find out that I am but one of a zillion or so people who have to knit them NOW, and that almost all of the colors are on backorder.  Sigh.  I'm trying to wait patiently, but it's not going so well.  Cute though, huh?

I've also knitted more of Snug, which still doesn't look like much:
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The blue lines on the sides are meant to be removed to pick up stitches for the sleeves.  Once those are done, I think it'll look more sweater-y and less dishcloth-y.  Here's hoping.  The pattern is interesting, but seems to go through all sorts of gymnastics to avoid any seaming.  I'm not sure yet that it's worth it.  I'll keep you posted, though.

No more puffs have puffed this week, but I'm currently making mini skeins for the yarn swap I'm hosting, and I'm sure once I have a pile of yummy new sock yarns to play with, they'll be popping off the needles again in no time.

In the mean time, you can busy yourself by visiting all the fun stuff that's going on over at WIPW.  As for me, I'll be the girl huddled in the corner knitting the red vest as fast as my wee  little fingers can carry me...

12 comments:

  1. Crossing fingers you finish your sweater in time without any more mistakes. It's looking great.

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  2. Good luck finishing the vest in time!

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  3. I hope you get Angostura finished in time. It looks great!

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  4. Rock on you! So much going on...and all of it beautiful!

    Good luck on the vest! Can't wait to see how it all turns out :)

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  5. That red is looking good: I have my fingers crossed you have it finished in time; but remember, if you want to look good, you will need sleep ;-)

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  6. I will be cheering you on as you rush to the finish. It is looking awesome! Peerie flooers is such a beauty of a pattern. I didn't realize until now that there were matching mittens to go with the hat.

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  7. Those colorwork patterns are gorgeous! Maybe the back order status will give you time to finish Angostura, which is looking great. I love the way the cables are done in that pattern. Red is a power color, too :-)

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  8. Good luck getting your sweater finished, it looks great!

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  9. Your angostora is lovely. Good luck on meeting your "deadline". And Snug is starting look a little more like a sweater. I hate seaming so I would prolly be willing to go through all sorts of gymnastics to avoid sewing.

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  10. I'm loving cables this autumn, and your vest looks amazing! Good luck getting it finished in time...

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