Happy WIP Wednesday, all! I am happy to report some progress as well as the start of my first new, non-sock project from my Year of Projects list.
First off, the Random Washcloth and the Color Affection shawl look much the same as before, just bigger! (Read: I forgot to take photos, woops!) Now on to the rest.
|BMFA Socks that Rock Heavyweight, colorway Harlotty|
That little leaf design on the heel took me several tries to get right, but I finally like it! I’m paying for the super easy cuff and leg parts now, since I planned for all the fun patterning to happen on the foot. Fun patterning means lots of attempting things, frogging back, and reknitting until they are just right. Maybe other designers can knit things in their mind and execute them perfectly on their first try, but that’s not how I work. I try something, get a better idea, and then try that, and repeat until I love it. It’s slow-going but the wait makes it all that much more exciting, right? 😉
|The Verdant Gryphon Bugga, colorway Yellow Fringe Doris|
My Lillypad Socks are progressing well. I just finished the gusset and am at the point where I want to do some different fancy patterning on the foot, so they are waiting for me to have a free evening to really focus on them. It’s tough when none of my projects are in the pick-up-and-run stage of knitting, so I started a new one!
|The Sanguine Gryphon Codex, colorway Lionness of Brittany|
My first new Year of Projects project is the Regina Hat by Carina Spencer. It’s a free pattern that begins with the hat brim knit lengthwise with the body of the hat picked up from it’s edge. It’s a really neat design and I’ve been wanting this hat for basically forever, I was just waiting to snag this exact colorway because it’s the perfect compliment for the color I’m planning to use for the body of the hat. SG Codex is a discontinued yarn, but The Verdant Gryphon is going to offer it on a limited basis sometime this month. It’s fantastic stuff, a dense and drapey blend of BFL wool and silk that is really quite dreamy. Also, if you’ve never knit any of Carina’s patterns before, I recommend Zuzu’s Petals, Whippoorwill, and Catkin (the first two I’ve knit, the last one is on my list). She does some lovely work.
I have a spinning-related WIP that I debated adding here, but I think I’ll hold off until my next post so that I can properly gush about its wondefulness. 🙂 Until next time!
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