WIP Wednesday: November 25, 2015
- I'm in the home stretch on the first Heroines Club Shawl pattern for 2016. I have a couple more hours of knitting time to put in on it, and it'll be done and ready to head off for tech editing/testing. I'm looking forward to sending this one out into the world - it's a really fun set of gradients!
- The yarn just arrived yesterday for the next deadline project, which will be a fair isle/stranded knitting garment. Lots of knitting to do on that with a pretty short deadline, so I'll be focused on that for the next couple of weeks.
- Waiting on yarn for 2 other deadline projects that got accepted for Fall 2016 publications - one is small-ish and the other is a men's garment, so I have plenty on the deadline knitting front to keep me busy for a while.
- Because I suffer heartily from the Cobbler's Wife syndrome (as in... I knit constantly, and hardly ever have knitwear to wear myself), and I needed a new hat, I cast on for a Felicity Hat in some of my oldest stashed handspun yarn. This is a blend of wool and mohair (60/40 maybe?) in the Winter Dawn colorway, which is kind of a dusty mauve/purple colors. When I purchased it, or even when I spun it, is lost in the mists of time - it's VERY well-aged stash. It was sometime pre-Ravelry and it's been waiting for a project.
I've got a bad case of startitis right now. I suppose that's what one does when faced with mountains of deadline knitting? I'm trying valiantly to suppress the urge to cast on new quickie projects - that's what I've been in the mood to knit right now (and maybe a fallout from a lot of larger deadline projects?). I also have 2 WIPs, which is a rare occurrence for me. One is the mystery shawl from Kirsten Kapur from this summer. I think I have clues 4, 5 and 6 left to knit. The other is a pair of socks which I've gotten as far as the cuff and maybe 1-1/2" down the leg on. Both of these are holdovers from many months ago - like last spring (socks) and summer (shawl). I generally don't like to leave things on the needles this long. I am strongly considering frogging the socks and starting over with something else. I'd like to finish the shawl, but I may have to wait a bit on that and try to work on it after December 20th when I'll need to have 2 of the 3 deadline projects (other than the Heroines shawl), finished.