Monday, October 15, 2007

Whose knitting basket is this??

Surely it can't belong to Nonnahs. I mean, is this ridiculous, or what? I have 5 (five) WIPs on the needles. Five (!) for cryin' out loud! I'm actually knitting from my stash, which is gratifying, and I'm curbing the urge to cast on even more. Who is this girl? What is the meaning of this impetuousness? Hard to tell. I'm not questioning it.

The stripey tweedy knee highs- they just need to be finished (I know, MJ, I know). I want to wear them! It's kind of annoying to know that if these were regular socks, I could be done by now, but of course the knee length really puts a damper on that. And, they *have* to be knee highs. No getting around that. And so, I continue...

Oscar, my Tangled Yoke Cardigan, is also coming along. I choose to view this sweater as a character-building project. I will be quite proud indeed if I can get through a mostly stockinette sweater. I've gotten past the garter rib, so that was one small battle won, but the bigger challenge is ahead. I'm trying to remain optimistic. One thing I have going in my favor is this yarn. I love it.

I also reached for a couple of instant gratification projects, just for fun, and to cut the monotony of Oscar and my yet-to-be-named shawl. No photos of said shawl because it has barely grown since you last saw it.

You may recognize this next one as Juliet, which will be called Claire. Tangent: After returning home from running my usual Friday errands, I stumbled upon a Six Feet Under marathon on TV which included the last several episodes and the series finale. And you better believe I cried my eyes out again, just as I did when I first watched it. One of the best hours on television ever, in my opinion. Man, that was a good show. I miss the Fishers.

My other impulse knit also used yarn from my stash. It's going to be a hat, named Cosette. I'm a little frustrated with this one right now, so more details once I can figure it out.

Woo-hoo, look at me! This is fun! What's in your knitting basket/bag/pile right now?

12 comments:

LotusKnits said...

I have the yarn for Tangled and want to cast on, but I have 6 other projects going so I'm showing a bit of restraint. Cobblestone, a cabled sock I designed, Tyrolean Stockings, Irish Hiking Scarf, a Star Wars hat I'm designing, and the U-Neck vest from Fitted Knits. Oy.

mle said...

Oh those are some nice WIPs!! hey, the good thing about having many wips is that if you work on them all a little at a time you'll have a ton of FOs all at once....:)
I'm fighting the cast-on-NOW temptation right now too! I want to start Muir and Foliage...on and on.

Jennifer said...

Very impressive line-up of WIPs! I like the color variation. It's nice to allow the eyes to enjoy working with a variety of colors.

I'm working on the second spiraling sock, and RM's cobblestone. I'm really trying not to cast on for a scarf that I'm designing. I'm hoping to wait on that until I can get the sweater's sleeves knit.

Nasus said...

oooh, can't wait to see Claire! I'm not working on anything but still have K's man socks on the needles...

andrea said...

those are some great looking WIPs there! isn't that juliet pattern just fly by? and i love the way that felted tweed is knitting up. wish i could knit socks, but it just hasn't worked for me yet, ah well ;)

i'm finishing my pile of WIPs as well - stuff that's been waiting for months and months, and then the tilted duster that i couldn't help but start a couple of weeks ago. other than that, dangerously shopping online for some spinning fiber, yikes!

Disentangled said...

Lookin' good! A little something to knit for any mood!

K8 said...

Nothing wrong with multiple WIPs (as I shove 3 of the 8 I have behind a couch....) I'm really loving the tweedy socks - what yarn is that? Oscar's looking great too :)

Shelley said...

I lllllove the yarn for your Tangled Yoke Cardigan! It is gorgeous!! I agree about the boring stockinette but it's going to look fabulous! Plus which it's perfect football knitting.

tentenknits said...

dude. i was so haunted by that last Six Feet Under episode - best series finale ever. (i think I even posted about it way on way back when) I was just playing that song too (Breathe Me by Sia) - the one she drives to. LOVE IT.

I'm on my 2nd sleeve for the TY. I'm *gulp* hoping things go well when I attach them all which hopefully will be this weekend......... will keep you posted.

I'm liking the stockenette though - work is still busy and it just allows me to be mindless... which is so needed right now. :-)

Theresa said...

And here I'm amused that you can fit all your WIPs in one basket!

Lolly said...

Wow, do I miss the Fishers. That show was so amazing, and I really miss it...

I love that sock yarn! it looks similar to one that I am using right now, but a slightly different color palette. Beautiful knits all around!

Nettie said...

Right now I have a tomten, a wicked, a log cabin sock, a razor cami and an old feather and fan shawl (that I need to frog) on the needles. That's not to bad, right?