Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday v.86

True confession time:  I really, really love knitting sweaters.  And when I'm knitting them I get all sorts of obsess-y and become very knitting monogamous until I'm done with whatever sweater I'm feeling obsess-y about.  And that, my friends, makes for a whole string of really boring WIPW posts that are all about the same thing. 


But not sorry enough to cast on something else to stir up the pot a bit.  So this week, you get Narragansett.  Again.


It's longer now.  I'm just starting the ribbing tonight.  Two or so inches of that and then it's sleeve city, baby.  It's all very exciting, at least for me.

In other news, we're burning up around here.  A wildfire broke out yesterday about 10 miles away in the midst of sustained 50 mph winds with gusts up to 90 mph.  Within a few hours, it was about 5 miles away.  Here's what our sky looked like last night...


It's still burning uncontrolled, but not moving closer so far today.  We've got all the important papers and the sentimental stuff that can't be replaced gathered up and ready to go, just in case.  But we're really, really hoping it doesn't come to that.  I'll let y'all know if things get really squirrelly, but until then, assume we're fine and I'm still sleeve-obsessed.

Now, go visit all the other WIPW entries for lots more yarn and hopefully less peril.  :)

ps.  Also linking to Keep Calm Craft On today since it seems appropriate somehow.  Check them out too, if you're so inclined.


  1. No apologies needed--I love watching your top grow. It is just gorgeous! Stay safe with that fire so close, we were evacuated from a fire when I was younger and it was no fun (but ended up just fine in the end)!

  2. Fingers crossed the fire stays away! Make sure you rescue your sweater too, if it comes to that, it's so close to being finished!

  3. Keep on keeping on! It is going to be a beaut. Stay safe.

  4. Oh no! Stay safe, please! Also, I'm really enjoying watching your sweater knit up, it is such a pretty pattern!

  5. I REALLY, REALLY love knitting sweaters too! ;-D That fire looks scary. I hope they are able to get it under control before it does any more damage or causes injuries.

  6. Holy smokes, I love that top!! One more thing added to the queue!

    Stay safe! We were evacuated due to fire a few years ago for about 3 days. It's no fun. :( Keep us updated.

  7. Oh my gosh. How can you be so calm about that????? I'd be PROPER freaking out if I were you!!! Wowzerrs. :(

    glad ur calm enough to keep knitting on.
    keep us updated.

  8. hey, I don't mind following the progress of this WIP. I am loving it more each time I see it

  9. Who can complain when it is such a pretty sweater! I absolutely love those little ripples.

    And yikes about the fire! That sounds like scary stuff. I hope you guys stay safe and well x

  10. That's a very ominous sky. Can you do a rain dance? It might help?
    Meanwhile, having the necessities ready to grab and go is a very good plan.

  11. I love watching your progress on your sweater. That's such a great color.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be safe and sound.

  12. What a gorgeous shot of your sweater. I am loving watching it grow. I wish I had the focus to be monogamous with one project. I guess I save my monogamy for other areas of my life ; )
    I hope your skies are clearer tonight (unless of course they are full of rain).
    Stay safe xxx

  13. I like that you're monogamous to your projects (the sweater is lovely btw). I am so not and that is why I lose hooks...too many projects going on at one time! :-)

    Stay safe and hopefully that fire gets under control asap!!!!