Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.68

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, US peeps!  Happy WIPW to everyone else. 

I spent a TON of time knitting last weekend, since I was on my own and dodging chores like crazy.  I have to say, it was really fun to just play hooky from everything and knit in my pyjamas as much as I wanted.  I actually have some progress to show for it, too:

I finished two Puffs from my super-lovely swap yarn, but you don't get to see those til Friday (see "finished" above).  I'm loving knitting these little buggers, especially in all the spectacular yarn that showed up in the swap packages.

I also finished Sock!  Man, that was a long time coming.  I was so excited that I dove into Sock the Second pretty much immediately.  It's cruising along at a pretty fast clip now.
Knitting 001
I think I have the opposite of Second Sock Syndrome -- once I finally manage to squeeze the first one off the needles, I knit like crazy until I have a pair.  Weird, no?  Anyway, I'm hoping to wear these before the end of the weekend, but we'll see. 

And, I started on the Peerie Mittens.  The cashmere cuff-lining is all done and soooooooooo soft.  Love.  The ribbing has started, but I'm having some laddering issues with the colorwork on the dpns and they're making me feel stabby.  It looks like this...
Knitting 002
The green is the cuff lining, the red at the bottom is the provisional cast-on and the rest is the actual part of the cuff that will be visible. It looks kind of odd now, but I have high hopes!

The hopes are kind of long term, though... I've decided that between the puffs and the socks and the mittens that there are WAY too many dpns in my life at the moment, so I'm going to finish the socks before doing any more mittening.  I'm also going to finish swatching and cast on for Lorna Suzanne, since knitting some epic long rows on a nice set of dependable circs sounds like heaven right now.

It also sounds like a great way to start a long weekend.  Hope you all enjoy yours, too!


  1. I don't blame you for deciding there are too many DPNs ;) I start feeling the same if I have too many similar things on the go.

    I'm impressed with your anti-second-sock-syndrome. I think I had that on my first 2 pairs because I was so excited to knit socks, but the second sock of my last pair took forever!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I wish I had anti-second sock syndrome as well. At this point, I just wish I could knit ONE sock correctly. ;)

  3. sock the second looks great :) I don't think it's weird-- I think the finish line's in sight, so somehow the second one is easier than the first? Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I like the look of sock the second and the mittens.

  5. I have such a hard time not starting more and more projects! I have a list of gift ideas for Christmas and feel like I should get them all started RIGHT NOW (I know that is a mistake though)! :-)

  6. I'm the same as you with second socks! I just can't wait to finish them. I love the colour of your Hedgerows!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I usually knit things two-at-the-time because I either loose patience with the second one or try to finish to quickly and my gauge goes wrong!

    I love Peerie mitts, can't wait to see them finished.

  8. I love dodging chores any chance I get! Good job on finishing Sock #1 and progressing right away to #2. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

  9. Wow we really are on opposite ends of the knitting spectrum right now!
    Sock #2 is looking great!
    Would the mittens be easier if you used magic loop?
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your puffs!

  10. Love the mittens so far. I'm thinking about getting Liats(Knitfreedom) 2 at a time mittens video. I've never knit mittens before. Can't wait to see yours :)