This week, I’m sharing my two active projects. I have a lot of WIPs / UFOs that are sitting around, waiting for me to get to them. As part of the inventory that I blogged about on Monday, I will be making sure Ravelry is up-to-date with those projects.
My current spinning project is two batts of SassyBee Orchid on Polwarth.
SassyBee Fibers (this is a link to her FB page as her website isn’t active) is a vendor at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana, which I have attended for the last 3 or 4 years. I love her batts and I have a pile of them. In fact, all the batts in the suitcase full of batts, pictured in Monday’s post about inventory, are SassyBee batts. In addition, one of the big bins in the big pile of bins is full of SassyBee batts. They are so beautiful, but I had not spun any of them. In fact, I had never spun from a batt at all. On the first Friday in December, I spent the day spinning as a demo during the Weavers of Orlando Annual Holiday Sale. My wheel was empty, so I grabbed a SassyBee batt and spun that the entire day. I’ve spun a little more on it since, but not a lot due to the holidays. I’m about 3/4 of the way through the first batt.
Last year, my LYS had an Anzula trunk show. This cape (available on Ravelry) was one of the sample items Anzula brought with them as part of the show. I tried it on and loved it. I also thought my mother would love it. I bought the yarn and the pattern and intended to finish it for her birthday in March. Then for Mother’s Day in May. Then for Christmas. I only have about 10 rows of knitting left, then I have to weave in the ends, sew on buttons, and block it.
I wasn’t sure if I would have anything for WIP Wednesday this week. I’ve been knitting a shawl, which I finished and blocked today. I do have an update on my Tour de Fleece spinning and I cast on a new project!
Tour de Fleece, Day 5
I really, really, really wanted to finish the cormo today. I didn’t quite make it. I have 0.09 ounces left to spin. That’s not a lot, but at the rate I’m spinning it’ll take at least 1/2 hour and it’s already 1 am. I’m throwing in the towel. I’ll finish it tomorrow.
I cast on and knit the first 4 rows of a new shawl. This one is another test knit. Since it’s knit from the bottom up, I had to cast on 418 stitches!
I had itchy fingers today. I’ve finished the Sand Tracks Scarf that was in last week’s WIP post. Since it is a test knit, it will get its own post as soon as I can get some pictures. That left me with only one WIP. Hence the itchy fingers! I want to cast on all the things. I was hoping to cast on all the things today, but alas it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Tomorrow, maybe. That leaves me with only the one WIP for today!
Raindrops on Roses Shawlette
I’m almost finished with the second lace repeat. I’m bringing this project to knit night this evening and I’m hoping to finish it while I’m there. I’ll definitely be finished by next week’s WIP Wednesday post, so stay tuned for a pile of new knits next week!
For the last week, I’ve spent my crafting time working on the two test knits that I cast on last Wednesday. Both projects traveled to Indiana and back. On the way there, I knit on the shawl. On the way home, I knit on the scarf. I worked on them while I sat in Stacy’s office on Friday. I worked on them as we drove to and from the Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival. I’ve made great progress on both projects, and hope to finish both this weekend.
Sand Tracks Scarf
I love this project. I love the yarn. I love the pattern. All the love! I’m about 1/3 of the way into the second ball.
Raindrops on Roses Shawl
I’ve finished the first of three lace repeats. I’m probably halfway through the shawl at this point.
I’ve gotten a lot of crafting done this week!
Last Friday, I spent several hours spinning the Cormo while at a demo. I started a new bobbin at the beginning of the event. Here’s how it looked at the end of the event:
Heart Illusion Dishcloths
I’ve knit four more dishcloths this week.
Raindrops on Roses Shawl
I joined the Testing Pool group on Ravelry and signed up to do two test knits. This is one of them. It’s a top down shawl, stockinette with a lace border. I’ve finished perhaps 1/4 of the stockinette section.
Sand Tracks Scarf
This is the second test knit. It is a cabled scarf on a seed stitch background. I’ve finished the garter stitch border and the first pattern repeat. I think I’m really going to love this project.