WIP Wednesday: Lost in the Forest

Late last week I started a new project. Why? I don’t really know but something new hopped on my needles and I’m not taking it off!

The pattern is Lost in the Forest by Cath Ward (its free!). The yarn is Afterglow by Bittersweet Woolery and I picked it up years ago at Rhinebeck. I think the yarn is perfect for the pattern, I don’t normally go for browns but I love the tonal variation and I think it’ll play well with the lace and leafy textures of the shawl.

What are you working on this week?

FO Friday: Hualpa Kimono

Guys, this post has been a long time coming! (We got finished project photos while we were slacklining so ignore my funny faces and weird stances!)

I hardly made any mods with this pattern – I did add a few rows of garter to the neck edge along the back piece, I didn’t like the way it rolled and you could see the wrong side of the work there. Other than that, I followed the pattern directly as written!

I really like the colors, especially how vibrant the blue is. My biggest beef with the wearability is that it slides off my shoulders very easily – I think I’ll add an icord or crochet chain between the shoulder seams to try and keep it in place a bit better.

Do you have any finished projects this week? What spring/summer knits have you got going?

WIP Wednesday: Back to the Peony

This poor little shawl has been my “purse knitting” for months but hasn’t gotten much actual love until just the past few days! I’m loving the yarn (Hazel Knits Entice MCN) and how it’s working up in the almost-linen-stitch pattern. The little bit of cashmere must be working it’s charm on me – I love feeling it flow through my fingers and the color is to die for!

I’m only a few rows away from starting the eyelet section and I’m looking forward to having a new shawl, a quick(er) project and the freedom to cast on something totally new!

What are you working on this week? Be sure to come back Friday for photos of the Hualpa! It’s finally done 😀

WIP Wednesday: Almost There!

I debated writing this post today. These fronts are so close to being finished that I kind of wanted to wait and surprise you all next week with the finished kimono!

As of this picture, these fronts are only a few rows away from being bound off, then it’s straight into a bath and block, then seams, little armhole edges and fringe and it’ll be done! Writing it out like that makes the process seem long but I don’t think it’ll take more than an hour to seam, maybe an hour for the armhole edges and probably another hour for fringe – soooooo T minus 3 hours + blocking time? That’s so quick, right?

Aaannndddd it doesn’t look like I’ll be in danger of running out of any of the yarn!

What are you working on this week?