I exist with a constant case of cast-on itius, often enabled by my (possibly excessive) yarn stash (hoard).
Because of this constant need to cast on, I often wind up with many projects on the needles, some of which wind up a little neglected.
So this week, I have been focusing on cleaning off the needles, and resisting the urge to cast on new projects, which is easier said than done.
First up, I knit a pair of socks for the eat sleep knit Meowmas in July swap. These started off as “pixel stitch socks” by purl soho, but the white was lost in the light yarn (“fly” colorway in hedgehog fibers) so it turned into a more standard sock after the cuff. They will be shipped off as soon as the stitch markers I ordered to go with them get to me.
Next up is my nimbus shawl, using Madeline tosh 80/10/10 fingering, in the “Neo hippie” colorway from their monthly subscription. I am happy to finally be making a dent in the project.
The pile of hexipuffs is being added to the box of about 300 hexipuffs that I have made, which will one day hopefully be large enough to become a blanket.
Finally, my Star Wars double knit scarf, which will be a Christmas gift for my little cousin once it’s done. It’s about 1/3 of the way complete at this point.
Are you all WIP wrangling this summer, or starting lots of net projects?
I’m on the last row before I start the next chart. Once I do this round I’ll put in a safety. My sister showed me how to do pfbf so this chart should be fine. cocoon stitch here I come!
Also, isn’t this colour gorgeous?!
Finally done with this beast! Victory is mine! All I need is to somehow wet block it, or maybe soak it and hang it outside tomorrow. I’ll get proper dimensions then.
It’s a lot smaller than I anticipated but regardless it will make a great couch/snuggle blanket and it’s a really beautiful wedding gift. Lots of blood sweat and tears… Or just lots of Doctor Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Jared Flood makes wonderful patterns. I would totally knit this again in the future with larger needles and super bulky yarn.