Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WIP Wednesday 6/1

I’ve had lots to share with you, but I keep forgetting to upload photos, etc.  I love seeing photos of others’ FOs, so I don’t feel right posting without mine!

The latest in knitted gifts are complete.  The mitts will be delivered next week and the shawl was well received.

Now I’m at a point I don’t know what to knit.  I’m ready to knit a boatload of baby items, but I want to know gender before I get too ahead of myself.  There are some neutral items I could knit, but I don’t have the yarn for.  And although my stash is small, I feel the need to keep it under control at the moment. 

So instead, I turned to an old knit in hibernation, the Traveling Woman.  I was about 3 rows into Chart A of the lace when I realized my stitch count was off.  I attempted to fix it but that just messed with the following row…

R-i-i-i-p I-i-i-t…

Yep, I frogged the whole thing to start over.   It didn’t actually take me long to make the decision, and there wasn’t much remorse about it except having to redo all the work.  Not a big deal really.  Stockinette goes quickly and I could get that done easily.  (So, do I sound like I’ve convinced myself yet? Lol)  I’m plugging away again, hoping to finish this soon!

The only issue I’m having at the moment is how uneven the knitting appears.  The yarn is kinked from being knit once…and left to sit for….over a year…  The yarn should relax with a good blocking and hopefully the knitting remains even.

Enough about that.  Does anyone have any good baby patterns for bulky yarn?  I’ve got a HUGE skein to use and no idea what to make with it.  It’s a brown and cream colored yarn (half the plies cream, the other half brown, if that makes sense… I think it’s called barber poled?)  I’ve been toying with the idea of a blanket because it’s super soft, but that would be pretty blah since it’d all the one color.  I’m also thinking of at least 1 hat, but I don’t know what pattern.

So, readers, what’s on your needles this week?


  1. I really like the Duck Soup pattern - I've knitted it for my toddler, but it goes down to three months in size.

  2. Oh boy, I hear you on the rippin' b/c I've been there even tho there's all that work done and unfortunately no way to save it. But pat on the back to you b/c you're doing it right and learning something from it in a way.
    If the blanket is for a girl, what about something w/eyelets in it so it's not one textured blob of brown? It'll knit up quick; I've used the Big Baby yarn for my Coconut's blankie.