Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's on My Needles

I haven't talked about my knitting in forever. It's not because I haven't been knitting, I assure you, I'm just... a terrible blogger.

So, I thought, what better way to get back into it, than talking/showing you all what's on my needles right now.

1. Black Armada Shawl
Black Armada Progress
About 20% done I think. On hold until Spring/Summer - there's SO not enough light to knit anything black this time of year! I'm planning to wear this shawl at my wedding next fall, it will be done in plenty of time, I have no doubt.

Black Armada Progress Shot - Centre Detail
Pretty isn't it?


2. Dishcloth for my Mom
Dishcloth on needles
I'm making my mom dishclothes for Christmas. She just loves the knit ones, and I can't blame her, I like them too. As you can see I've run out of yarn. One of my goals today is to go get another ball so I can finish this one, and get to making more.


3. Habitat Hat for Chris
Chris' Habitat Hat Progress
I've just completed the brim on this hat. I don't have a 5mm circular needle that's small enough to knit this hat on, so it's on hold until I can pick up a 16" circ.


4. Red Shetland Triangle Shawl
Red Shetland Triangle Swatch
I just started a swatch for this last night when I realised I had nothing I could knit and my fingers were going stir crazy. It's on 6mm needles. I'm not sure I like it, it's too loose for what I'm going for. I think I might just try it next on 5mm needles, which is what the yarn calls for, as I'm wanting something very dense. We'll see. I maybe scrap this until Spring, I'm just not sure.

2 comments:

mio said...

I've often wondered if knitting makes for fewer WIPs because you have to store them on the needles. Learning how to knit hasn't reduced my WIP pile, though. ^_-

I think my favourite is the black lace, but you can't argue with how useful a knitted dishcloth is!

Melissa Hazelton said...

Well, for me at least, I know my no. of WIPs has nothing to do with how many needles I have - I actually have multiple needles in the sizes I use most. What stops me from having lots of WIPS I think is my brand of OCD. I often get 'addicted' to a certain pattern, and even if I have other things on the go will knit it exclusively until it's done. Sometimes to the point of having trouble putting it down... Perhaps I'm a monogamous knitter... lol.

I'm glad you like the lace, I'm really loving how it's turning out myself. I think it's going to be the prettiest thing I've ever knit.