Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have two WIPs on the go at the moment. They are both gifts, so I'm getting some unselfish knitting done. When I finished my last big project for myself, I was at a loss for what to make next. You might think that having a lengthy ravelry queue would prevent such dilemmas, but no. Right now I'm knitting for others to cleanse my palate, or something, and I think it is working.

First up is the Little Sister's Dress by Tora Froseth. This is a gift for my newest little cousin-in-law born recently. I'm now further along than the photo, working on the stockinette body portion.

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I'm using some cotton yarn leftover from when I made Decimal years ago. I don't often work with cotton, since I live in such an excellent wool-wearing climate. As it turns out I'm really enjoying it, and I haven't experienced any issues from cottons inelastic nature. If it keeps up there will be more cotton knits in my future.

Next up is a scarf for my mom. Last month we visited my family in Canada and I brought along a skein of Lioness Arts King of the Jungle Sock that I bought at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. My mom picked the pattern Drachenschwanz after trawling through Ravelry. I love semisolid yarns and garter stitch.

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The original pattern is in German, and the English translation didn't make much sense to me... Luckily a helpful raveler, Amilouna, has basically rewritten the pattern in her project notes, so I am following those.

Because it is Wednesday, you can find more WIPs at Tami's blog.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely projects. That red is so happy and vibrant! You're right, the garter stitch shows it off lovely.

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  2. What did we ever do before Ravelry? And I completely agree with you - tonals and semi-solids are the best!

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  3. Ooo that red yarn is scrummy! Perfect pattern for it

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  4. Love the little sister pattern, I so want an excuse to knit one ... only everyone we know keeps having boys, lol.

    Ravelry is such a life saver.

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  5. The pattern that your mom chose is a wonderful match for the lovely red yarn. I love knitting with cotton yarn, also, especially in the warmer months. It is a wonderful option for baby knits.

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  6. That shawl will have so much flair in that bold color. The pointed edge is wonderful. I really like that teal for the little girl dress.

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