WiP (and UFO) Wednesday

I haven’t done this in a while — but Scout started a UFO meme, and I should really get a handle on my WiPs and UFOs.

wip wednesday
Garments

  • Rogue. Rogue is sitting at around 75% done. I will finish it for winter, I swear. I’m at the flat knitting part and the oiled Peace Fleece from the cone is wrecking my wrists! I love the sweater though, and really want to finish it for winter.
  • DH’s Peace Fleece sweater. 10% done. Hoping to finish this before December.
  • Premiere Lace Cardi. 30% done? The back is done and one of the sleeves is about 1/3 done. I am just winging it and I think it’s starting to stress me out!

Socks

  • lace socks I designed #1 — blue Lorna’s Laces almost solid. 40% done.
  • lace socks I designed #2 — Cabin Cove Dave yarn. 50% done.
  • grey-rainbow twisted rib socks. 50% done.
  • tall Knit Picks socks. 50% done.
  • canal du midi socks. 20% done. I will probably frog this sock. Not happy with it at all, sadly.
  • Trekking XXL socks. 50% done — past the heel on both socks but tempted to frog the heel and lengthen the foot a little.
  • DH’s plain black socks. 10% done — one toe complete! He has big feet.
  • Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm ribbed socks. 50% done.

Spinning:

  • merino/tencel. 45% done. 4oz left to spin, then plying!
  • Winter/Kooler+corriedate. 10% done. Lots left to blend and spin! Fun but time consuming!
  • Grafton Fibers merino batt. 10% done. Slippery!
  • Corriedale pencil roving. 50% done. 4oz left to spin. Single ply. Love it.

Other:

  • Lace Leaf Shawl in burgundy wool. 10% done.

That might be everything… ha!

In sewing news:

Last night I finished a zippered pouch for my KSKS pal that matches the bag I already made her.

zippered pouch
whee, zippered pouch that needs ironing

I followed this tutorial by Anna at Twelve22, which was fantastic. I still had some novice problems, but nothing I couldn’t eventually (mostly) overcome. It still need ironing obviously.

Oh! and I found my missing sewing machine bag o’ goodies! Now I have 50 bazillion types of feet for the machine and another seam ripper and more plastic bobbins. Hooray! That zipper foot saved me a lot of headaches (and caused a few), I’m sure!

Project Runway is on tonight and I can’t wait!

7 Comments so far

  1. Scout on August 2nd, 2006

    Well I feel better now…. HA!

  2. gleek on August 3rd, 2006

    wow, you have a lot of things you’re working on. i can’t concentrate on more than one thing at a time lately :)

    PR was great last night!

  3. Stacey on August 3rd, 2006

    That’s a lot of WIP’s! I have a weird way of having project monogamy – I have a hard time knitting on 2 things let alone as many as you have! :)

  4. JulieFrick on August 3rd, 2006

    It was Keith! I knew it! I knew it! I’ll post my UFO’s later today. Not pretty…but I’ll try to make them look so with trick photography.

  5. Kirsten on August 3rd, 2006

    Shouldn’t have read your comments. I didn’t get to watch project runway last night, I had guests. I recorded it to watch tonight. . .ah well, I guess it’ll be fun to see what Keith does to get the boot.

    You have more socks on the needles than me! I guess that gives me permission to cast on another pair. There is that Socks that Rock that keeps screaming to me from the yarn basket. . .

    Thanks for your comment about my UFOs! BTW if you are interested, I just joined the UFO August KAL. I figured it’s a good way to make some progress on some of my pile.

  6. julie on August 3rd, 2006

    I feel so much better seeing your list of WIPs. I thought my measly three was overwhelming me but perhaps I’m doing better than I thought I was. :o)

  7. Kristina on August 4th, 2006

    Boy, that’s a lot of projects! When I first started knitting, I had a lot of projects going on at once (not as many as you, though). I have to make a HUGE effort to not let myself do that. I actually start to get stressed when I have a lot of projects going on at once, and knitting should be fun, not stressful. I get stressed enough when I look at my list of future projects — part of the reason I keep the list online is to remind myself how much I have to do. It helps stop me from buying more yarn- sometimes.