WIP-tastic Monday

If you had a skein of DK-weight yarn in this colourway, approximately 250 yards, what would you knit with it? This yarn is single ply, 52% superwash ultrafine Australian merino, 48% mulberry silk. The colours are, well, bright but humour me.

Having finished the first deluge of baby knits for my grandson, I have gone back to the pile of WIPs which have been glaring at me. This one should be so easy but I don’t know why I have not finished it yet. It’s the ankle socks for Eibee. Technically I finished a pair already. Remember the one sock with the Eye of Partridge heel? That was actually done but the fit was all wrong and I didn’t quite like the texture of the heel against the stockinette foot, just wrong for a pair of socks that will be buried in sneakers. So I restarted, this time with 60 stitches, 5 rows of twisted 1×1 rib and plain stockinette all over. Yeah, I knit socks. Hear me roar!

I decided on stockinette heels because I wanted smoothness as much as possible. And also to give the heel a clean look when I place the gusset decreases at the bottom of the foot. It looks wonky but I assure you the fit is so much better. Of course, this is not my original idea. Thanks to Cristi Brockway for her Breaking Hearts pattern.

I am using one of my Buffy yarns – yay! It’s the Drusilla colourway, officially called “When I Bit Into Him, I Can Hear The Ocean”. I heart you Kim and your gorgeous colourways and your funky colourway names. I love the colour so much. And it is working up really well in the short rows of this capelet.

This project is Ysolda’s Emily Capelet which is my entry to the Indigodragonfly Summer KAL of Doom, the Think LESS Big category in particular. I’m even loving the picot-esque edging. Normally I would shy away from something like this but it’s actually an easy pattern, like most of Ysolda’s designs. Hopefully this will grow up to be a capelet for my niece Bellybutton.

Seeing red? Don’t adjust your computer screens. Yes, it’s another red yarn. I took a long time to decide the colour for this particular project, but in the end it’s really the yardage that made me choose this Wollmeise.

This is the set up row and three rows of the body chart of Magrathea. It’s a fiddly start but I love it now. I work on it a few rows at a time and then move on to something a bit more sane. Mel’s shawl inspired me and I could not bring myself to knit it in any other colour really.

So that’s this week’s WIPs from me. What are you working on right now?

2 thoughts on “WIP-tastic Monday

  1. I love the colour of the merino/mulberry silk skein – I could see an awesome slouchy beanie or a beret knitted out of it, or even a cute little baby vest.

    Still working on the Little Leprechaun Sweater – on the home stretch now though – hoping to get to the sleeves today.


  2. I actually love the colors of that first skein. A capelet is something I haven’t knit yet, maybe this fall… Just off my needles a beret, on my needles some buttery Tosh MCN being swatched for a girl’s top, my long forgotten WIP…a crumpled Goodale:(


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