I'm working on a few planned WIPs. This one was unexpected as it was requested out of the blue. My physician hinted that he wanted a scarf. I'm happy he was not looking at me when he dropped the hint because my jaw dropped and in less than 40 seconds I had in mind which 3 colors from my stash I would use, what style, and approximately how much time I would need. I knew his project would be started immediately because scarves tend to be pretty long. I was ready. ~ Now the second part of the story behind this WIP is that I found what I thought was the perfect scarf pattern. It was a paid for pattern that did not work for me. I've done cables a gazillion times but the authors directions were not very good. I think she only had one pattern and not too many Ravelers made it. This happens sometimes. So I ended up making my own pattern that is similar to hers but mine makes sense. It's cables for goodness sakes. They are time consuming not confusing. The photo with what looks like swatches were start and fails from her pattern. The cables you see that's my pattern.
I plan on doing a lot of front porch knitting. This is another holiday gift.
I couldn't resist this Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend. If you like working with cotton you'll love this yarn. I must have stood in the aisle for 10 minutes trying to figure out which color I was going to purchase. The colorway is Flower Garden which is a nice name but it's more like a tutti fruity.
The plan is to make the Weekender out of this yarn. I started the bottom ribbing for my sweater and I'm loving the way it knits. Lion Brand has this yarn in the dk 3 category but it's closer to a #4 worsted.
I ordered this skein of Opal in white just for trimmings and smaller projects. This would be perfect for making crocheted snowflakes. A girl can dream can't she ?
This is from the pattern Phillip and Mr. Grumm. I don't make stuffed toys but after Mr. Phillip here I'm sure I'll be making more. If I ever make this one again I would change a few things in the pattern. The arms are sewn into the back. I would change that so the arms are coming from the inside of Phillip. I'm still debating with myself over the mouth. If I change it I will make sure and post his new mouth.
Mr. Phil was done on US 1s. The body is out of Wollmeise Merino Superwash in the colorway is Orient. The ears and feet are done in Patina Kroy FX in the colorway Clover Colors.
This blue is about the same shade as the shawl I just completed but that is okay. It's a happy blue that puts me in a mellow mood. I purchased the yarn from Fox and Feather Yarn Company. I initially ordered one skein without a clue of what to make but the artist sent both skeins because they were the last two. The pattern is the Old Shale Scarf (everyone has made but me) which had been in my queue for at least a decade (no kidding). This is a dk so my scarf will be wider than normal. I'm liking the project so far and a four row repeat you can't go wrong.
I purchased this yarn is by Fully Spun sometime last year and couldn't wait to use it but did not have a single project in mind. It's a sock yarn of the thicker type. If there were a type in between fingering and dk this would be it. It was far too pretty to wear on my feet so no socks for this yarn. I would pull it out a few times a week trying to figure out what pattern would be good enough for this beauty. A hat ? No. Gloves ? No. Maybe mittens. No.