Happy 4th of July WIP Wednesday!
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I’ll keep this short-and-sweet because I’ve got a bar-b-q (or as Connecticans say, ‘picnic’) to go to!
|Sanguine Gryphon Bugga|
This shawl is still progressing nicely, however it is getting increasingly more difficult to figure out interesting ways to photograph a lot of stripey fabric all bunched up on a needle! I think I’m about halfway through the short row section now.
|Verdant Gryphon Bugga|
I finally got around to fixing my frogged mess from last week and have made progress on the heel flap, yay! I love successful and productive knitting. Maybe I’ll actually finish this sock sometime soon so I can get the pattern out to testers and get this design on the road!
Super Secret Swatch:
|Malabrigo Yarns Chunky|
The super secret swatch has turned into a super secret knitted mess. The stitch pattern wasn’t… cooperating… with the circular needles and now my knitting is stuck! I can’t get it off the circular! I’ve been trying for days. The stitch involves wrapping the yarn a few times around the needle which works fine on straights but then runs into serious issues when you move from the needle to cord of a circular: since the cord is so much thinner, there’s basically no way to get the stitch back onto the other needle when it’s time to knit it on the next round. Grrrrrr.
Olive Theory Socks:
|BMFA Socks That Rock Heavyweight|
New project! I started the third design in my series of socks inspired by How I Met Your Mother characters. This one is for Marshall. I’m not sure how I feel about the pooling. I love the colorway (“Harlotty”, named for the Yarn Harlot!) but it’s doing some crazy things on the cuff of this sock. I’m currently undecided if I should keep going as is or try to get the colorway to stripe by changing the stitch count or gauge.
How much does the colorway of the sample item for a design influence whether or not you purchase or want to knit it? Do you think color choice has a big effect? Also, how do you feel about pooling (or flashing, as it’s sometimes called)? It seems to inspire very love/hate reactions. I don’t mind it, and I think sometimes people can do some really neat things with pooling colorways.
Anyway, gotta run, but have a lovely holiday and/or just a lovely WIP Wednesday!