Before we begin this Wednesday WIP Concerto in the Key of K silent, the WIPs would like you to know that the photos are lousy because I had a very late day at work and arrived home after sunset (yes, it is just a couple days past the summer solstice where I live). The poor quality of the photography in no way reflects upon the nature and quality of the WIPs (who believe they have arisen spontaneously from my knitting baskets, all laws of inertia cast aside) and resides, in fact, in my inability to take good photos with incandescent lighting. I was determined however to show my WIPs this Wednesday following in the splendid examples of Turtlegirl. So as the house lights dim…
These socks are for Pete, the 80+ year old lady who hosts the book group I belong to. She likes browns and reds. This Chocolate Cherry is making spiral stripes in 2×2 rib, and I think that is just fine.
The Fuchsia bag goes round and round and is now 75% done. Mods are a coming. I refuse to buy size 13 dpns to knit 18 million feet of I-cord for a strap. I intend to make strap holder holes with grommets and not haul the bag out of the machine while felting every 5 minutes to stick my fingers through YOs to keep them open. I don’t intend to decorate my bag with needle felted sheep as the pattern indicates. I will decorate the bag, but I intend to use the skills of the first needlecraft I learned from my mother. You’ll have to wait to learn what that craft is, as I like the idea of my mother trying to
guess remember what that craft is.
What’s a concert without a little lace? Victorian Lace updated for today’s styles no less (are readers starting to notice that I can be sarcastic?). I bought this Habu yarn from Pam when she destashed a bit a month or so ago. She mentioned in at least 2 emails that Victorian Lace Today showed one of its wide-bordered scarves in this yarn. I tried that pattern, which is quite pretty (page 88), and even though my faggoting and lace motifs all lined up, I was short 4 stitches about half way through the first repeat. This happened twice. I decided I had always wanted to knit the Clarence Border (page 83) and all is now happiness. Well, except for the fact that the border repeats are non-symmetrical if you do all 3 called for. See along the top of the border the repeating small and big triangles of double YOs? 3 repeats would result in small-big-small-big-small-big and 6 diamond shapes along the bottom. I shall knit 2.5 repeats, removing the last big triangle and making 5 diamond shapes along the bottom. Much better.
Faithful readers can no doubt flip through previous post of mine and find recents WIPs for which there is no FO post. Well, the wimple needs blocking. And I disavow all knowledge of any other WIPs this week. I don’t believe there is anything more to say on the subject.