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WIP Wednesday

Monogamous knitters, shield your eyes! I’ve been in a casting-on frenzy over the last week and thought I’d share some of my WIPs. I know there are many knitters out there who only work on one project at a time, but I like to have a variety of things on-the-needles. A project for the shop, the latest KAL project, a sweater, and usually a small accessory or gift item. Let’s take a peek, shall we?

Okay, so this first one is soooo close to being a FO. It barely qualifies as a WIP, but it still needs ends woven in and buttons…so I’m counting it among my WIPs. I’m planning on using some wooden buttons from Wooly Moss Roots.

Please excuse the bathroom mirror shot…

For those interested, the pattern is Before Dark by Veera Valimaki and the yarn is Pigeonroof Studios Cassiopeia DK in Espresso. Sigh. This yarn is possibly the most luxurious yarn I’ve made a sweater from. It’s a merino/cashmere/silk blend and it has an amazing squishiness and shine to it. I can’t say enough good things about both the pattern and the yarn. We still have sweater quantities in a few colors of the Pigeonroof DK…but it would be awesome for smaller accessories, too!

Next up is a shop sample:

I think you all know how I feel about Swan’s Island yarn. In case you haven’t heard me rave about it…I love it. It’s organic, naturally dyed, and more importantly, feels amazing knit up. I’m using the worsted weight in a gorgeous brick red color to knit a Bedrock hat, which is part of West Knits Book 3. The hat has a fun construction, using short rows to make an asymmetrical brim.

And last, but certainly not least (and if I’m being honest, definitely not my last WIP)….my Spring Garden Tee for the Stash Summer CKAL:

I started on Monday night and I’ve made it through the neck shaping and am now happily knitting in the round and working on the raglan increases. The Be Sweet Bamboo is fantastic and it’s going to make a summer top that will certainly get a lot of wear (you know, after the warm weather actually arrives).

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