February 25, 2012

The knitter's quandery

So, what do you work on?  You have several projects on the needles.  A sock, a vest, two shawls, and a couple hats.

You work on whichever project does NOT have a deadline.  That's what you do.

I have finished at least one of my deadline knitting projects.  I completed the knitting on my Fuzzy Wuzzy UFO project.  It's a summery shawl, square shaped, netting.  I bound the project off a long time ago, but found that the extra yarn I had purchased for the shawl WOULD work after all!  (HURRAY!)  I needed to use the other end of the skein to work from, since the two ends were considerably different.  One side dark, leaving stains on my fingers, the other side light and bright.  I suspect the dark will eventaully rinse out in a good soak.  However, I am glad how it turned out.

I have my Progressive Needles KAL project rolling.  Very cute socks by Michelle Hunter.  I love them, but they are much longer than I like in a sock.  Maybe Jessi will get them.  She loves her Spitfire made Hand Knit Socks, and she has long skinny legs.  It is a really neat pattern - and stranded colorwork.  They will be very warm!  I am so close to finishing these that I can taste it.  I have to do my sewn bind off - they are toe up and I love a sewn bind off for that.  I need to finish the after-thought heels too.  I like my bind off to be the LAST thing I do, I dislike the after-thought heel for that reason.

I have been inspired to spin though - amazingly fun stuff.  And I've been plying!  Two ply on my spindle.

Here's some Merino-Mohair blend :)

And some Valentine yarn - Designer Batts by Serena Rachels.  It's a hodge-podge of fibers - with some sparkle and silk.  It was a ton of fun to spin.  I do hope I can get my hands on some more of that :)