Happy Wednesday-before-Christmas, everybody! It’s getting close… Thankfully, both of the cowls I wrote about last WIP Wednesday are finished now (you’ll see them on Friday!) and I am moving right along on holiday knits. I finished up a secret design, too, which is good since I have two more of those I need to bust out by January. (Incidentally, if you are interested in test knitting a cowl made from two colorways of worsted or aran weight yarn and can probably get it done in a couple of weeks, please e-mail me at shoelaceswitcher at gmail dot com. I might be able to provide some yarn.) But anywhow, onto this week’s WIPs!
|BMFA Socks that Rock Mediumweight, colorway Aubergenious|
This is the Uproar buttoned cuff pattern by Hunter Hammerson. She knit her version with worsted weight yarn on size 1 needles, and I have no idea how she did that! She must have fingers of steel. I went with sport weight yarn on size 2 needles for mine and I think they are plenty dense enough. This picture is a fun illustration of the magic of blocking, too. Now I just have to block the bottom cuff, weave in ends, and add buttons! I love these for three reasons: 1) relatively quick to make, 2) simple enough but still interesting and pretty, and 3) only took 24 grams of yarn ( less than 60 yards) so they are perfect for using up the leftovers from socks (which this yarn was). They’re also a little addicting… I’m plotting more of these.
|Cephalopod Yarns Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay|
This is yet another pair of my Beribboned Wrists pattern. I’ve had lots of requests for a pair of these and they really do make great gifts: simple to make, pretty to wear. I’ve been hosting a Beribboned KAL on Ravelry that has been somewhat disappointingly quiet, but if you feel the urge to whip up a pair (or a Beribboned Hat), there’s still time to join! The end date is 12/31/12, at which point I will draw from among the participants for a winner of a $20 gift certificate to either Cephalopod Yarns or The Verdant Gryphon. So far only one person besides myself has finished a pair, so I’d say your odds of winning would be pretty darn good! If you join the KAL, create a project page, and finish at least one mitt you will be entered in the drawing. Come play! 🙂
And be sure to check out other lovely WIPs this Wednesday!