Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My World of WIPs


I don't have any photos to show but I have completed 10.5 inches of the Diamond Rain vest back. With 5+ inches of the 4x2 ribbing and the rest in straight stitch, the back has gone relatively quick. I have put all stitches on a stitch holder. I'm holding off beginning the arm holes until the front is completed. This is a refreshing, brainless and easy-peasy pattern.


I talked some months ago about the Freyja Sweater (Rav link) from the Interweave Knits Fall 2009 magazine. I love this sweater and have drooled over project pages of it on Ravelry. As always, I'm behind with my patterns but can happily say, I cast on last night.

I'm using Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool. I've had this in my stash for a while just waiting for the perfect sweater. Looks like I found it ! -- The color is #58 Columbine. You've probably seen this color but the best way to describe it would be to say it's like a periwinkle. I'm loving this yarn right now because it feels more raw silk than wool.

I've gone on the Yarndex color chart a few times looking for colors for the yoke of the sweater. I can't figure out which colors to combine with the blue. I want to work no less than four colors and I have yet to figure out which way to go. You know, dark or light contrasts or both. Decisions, decisions.

By the way, I found the Tuscany to be an easy and enjoyable knit !

WIP 3 to be Taken Down

Over a month ago I started the Tuscany Shawl by Amy Singer (rav link). This is a shawl that I've wanted to make for a long time. I grabbed 8 skeins of Queensland Bamboo Cotton out of my stash and started knitting. This is a very soft dk yarn, feels really good. I knitted about a foot or so and decided that I didn't like the choice of yarn. The shawl was coming out okay however, it was not how I envisioned MY Tuscany. So, I am breaking the bond and will be taking it down this week.

To my sweet Tuscany; another day, another yarn !


Camille said...

Both the Tuscany and the Freyja are great patterns.

Thea said...

I'm not too good with color picking. It's so difficult! That Freyja Sweater looks like a really nice knit.

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Eryka Jackson said...

I live on that world too! I have too many projects going for my own good! And as we all know, new yarn can be a temptation that is not easily refused!