Before I get started I have to share the excitement about my next Patons project. If you are one of my friends on Ravelry (I am dandelion), you may have noticed that I spent a couple of evenings adding brightly colored crochet blankets to my Faves list. I have never tried a big crochet project, but I really want one of those blankets. Turns out Patons is about to release two new books and one of them is afghans. Brightly colored crochet (and knit) afghans. I snagged one for my next project and I can not wait to start. If you have been to my house you will recognize the colors as the same 6 colors of our Fiestaware plates! Come on UPS man.
Now for the Round-up.
I have three WIP baskets in the house, two in my office and one in the living room, near the wheel. Let's start in the living room.
I began spinning this braid of fiber ages ago. It was set aside when I switched over to the Ennea spinning. 2 ounces have been finished, I have 2 to go and then plying. It has been so long since I began this project that I have no idea what I had in mind to do with it once it was finished.
The family gave me this basket as a gift. They purchased it at the Desert View Tower. The Tower is for sale if you are interested. This is the basket that holds the projects I need to be working on right now. Pieces for Patons or test knitting or magazine submissions. You will notice it is empty. I should work on that.
This is my main WIP basket. I bought it from Fabric of Life and it makes me happy every time I look at it.
This has been moved to the top of the basket. LOVE! I even had a dream about it last night. It is already very large, in my dream it grazed my ankles. I am planning to take out a couple of chart repeats, even then it is going to be huge.
These socks are for Oldest Daughter and she is being so patient. She chose the yarn. I think these are another project that was set aside for my Ennea submission. Until I opened the bag I did not realize how close I am to finishing a sock. I bet I stopped at the end of the gusset.
Best doctor office waiting room knitting ever. I also knit on these in the evenings that I am in bed watching Sherlock Holmes. The yarn is very softly spun. It is a good thing I plan to add sturdy toes and heels.
Debra bought three lovely skeins of yarn for we three BFFs. We decided to knit Pretty Thing. After about 15 rows I came to grips with the fact that I needed to go down a needle size. I will cast on again very soon.
This project causes me stress. It is very pretty, it is not hard, it does take concentration. Every time I think of it I sigh a deep sigh. I may never return to them. But I must, I had to buy like 8 skeins of yarn to make one pair of mittens. I MUST return to them.
The only other project is too big to photograph. It is the Sock Yarn Blanket and I do not think it has been taken off the shelf since last spring. There are little balls of leftover sock yarn spilling out of jars and boxes, waiting for their turn to be added to the blanket. It will be good winter knitting.