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WIP Wednesday 2/23

Lately I’ve had a lot of gift knitting going on.  After getting those projects off the needles, I made a new goal.

I’ve been gradually touring my new Local Yarn Shops and collecting a skein or two of random yarns.  My stash has grown considerably, and I think it’s time to declare Yarn Diet.  That means I’m not going to be buying new yarn, but using what I currently have residing in my yarn closet.

My first stash busting project is one that I’ve had in my mental queue for more than a year and a half.  It’s Beer Gloves by Kurt Fausett.  I really like this pattern and they are knitting up quickly.  I think I’ll finish the second glove tonight!  My husband is very excited about them, and I keep catching him wearing the lonely first glove in anticipation for the pair.  I have been too.

 

My only problem with the pattern is the instructions for the thumb.  I read and re-read the instructions.  After a while, it finally dawned on me that it’s an afterthought thumb.  Then again, the Stitch ‘N Bitch patterns are frequently full of errata and poorly worded.  I just think it should have said what it meant and I would have been spared a few minutes of frustration.  Ah, well.  I still love the gloves.

I have included a pic of the thumb stitches being held on waste yarn, just for reference.  I really like afterthought things for many reasons.  I  have been thinking of ways to incorporate this technique into my knitting to prevent seaming.  I’m thinking toys would be much simpler!

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WIP Wednesday: 1/05

This week’s WIP is actually just life.  Getting life to a regular schedule since moving is still our work in progress.

I have been sewing every day so far this year, bringing my grand total of days to 5.  That’s right, a whole 5 days!  Woohoo!  I am finishing up my first sewing project of the year this evening.  All I have to do is sew on a few buttons.

The sewing room itself is still a work in progress.  Sure everything is organized, clean and functioning, but we are putting up a fabric cutting table sometime in the near future, and I am excited!  My husband is also in the process of putting a new pulley system on his industrial machine. 

I also have two projects on the needles which is very unlike me.  Normally I start one then finish before I start the next.  I started a toddler sweater, and then got bored so I started a hat for my husband.  They are both coming along very well, it’s just a struggle finding time to sit down and work on them.  The sweater is Rufus Textured Cardigan by Kristen Rengren.  The hat is Knotty But Nice by Natalie Larson

I hope to have them both finished soon.  Meanwhile, I am just loving this cabled hat!  It looks so awesome, what a fun pattern!

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