I know today isn’t WIP Wednesday but I wanted to share what I have been working on during my hiatus.
First up is my Lineman Hoodie.
The make-it-up-as-I-go pattern is coming along nicely. I fear that it may be a size or so big for my mister. He said he didn’t mind because it would make it easier for him to layer shirts and long-johns underneath. I honestly haven’t picked it up since January. I don’t even know exactly where I’m at in my knitting. I remember knowing I was almost to the point of separating for the front and back but don’t know if I actually did that yet. Isn’t that terrible! I hope I don’t turn into that knitter that has so many half-finished sweaters crammed in all the nooks and crannies of the house that I forget where I shoved them or where to even pick it back up at when I do find them.
I set aside the Lineman Hoodie to start (FINALLY) my Color Affection shawl. I have had this pattern for at least 5 years or possibly longer. I found the pattern at my LYS and seen one hanging up in the shop and knew I had to have it on my needles. I’m not really the shawl wearing type but gosh do I love a good set of stripes. The short row striped pattern is what did it for me. I also really enjoy the asymmetrical look to it. In case you aren’t familiar with the pattern, you can view it here. My father in law bought me a gift certificate to Back Alley Fibers in Caro, Michigan, for Christmas, so I took the opportunity to finally buy the yarn for it. I bought Cascade Heritage Silk and Silk Paints. I’m not too clear on the actual colors I bought. It’s been set aside for a few months now. That will be another post for the future.
My third WIP is somewhat of a secret. A dear friend of mine is going to have a baby anytime in the next month. I chose the blanket for the mitered decreases. It was a stitch I have never done before. I love learning new stitches. When the blanket has been gifted to the new owner I will get into more details about it.
So that’s what I have been working on in the last 7 months. I set it aside for a while because I felt so down and low that I just lost interest. But now I have the needles clicking again with no thoughts of putting them down again.