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.


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.