WIP Wednesday: Another Citron and a Swatch

Happy Wednesday everyone!  My post will have to be quick today, I’m still unpacking and I have a friend coming over in a bit to have some catch-up and girl time but I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on lately in between all the crazy stuff and the moving and graduating and what not.

Leetle beginnings

While I was spending time with my family on Friday celebrating, my Mom pulled out some gorgeous yarn from Lisa Souzain the Mardi Gras colorway and Knitty’s famous Citron pattern.  I started helping her with the pattern and showing her which stitches to pick up at the beginning and, as these things usually go, I took the Citron home with me and I’ll mail it back to her when I finish hehe.

sorry for the shoddy photo, its been cloudy since I got to Colorado!

I also have a gauge swatch, and you know the sad part?  I haven’t even measured it yet.  I’ve just knit the thing, with the intentions of measuring it and getting started on this big project that needs to be finished by Christmas.  Maybe I’ll actually measure it while I’m having girl time with my lady friend…Who knows!

The swatch is nice looking, so now I just need to do the actual project...

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WIP Wednesday: Something Colorful

I came down with some kind of nasty illness over the weekend and have been feeling very under the weather the past few days (I really do not have time for this, especially with finals and graduation!) so I’ve hardly had any knitting time, but I do have a small WIP to share with you today!

something secret, something colorful

I can’t really tell you much about this project as its kind of secret, but just as soon as it’s finished I promise to tell you all about it!  I’m using a bunch of scrap yarns in various colors, all about worsted weight to make this piece and I’m really excited with how its turning out so far 🙂

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WIP Wednesday: More Clown Vomit

Happy Wednesday!  You all know what Wednesday means, more WIP!  Check out Tami’s blog for all of the details 😀

My WIP this week is a continuation of last week, the clown vomit pants have grown some, I split for the legs last week and although I didn’t get much knitting done over the fun and busy weekend, class has provided a fair amount of knitting time.

they don't look *quite* as wonky as this picture makes them look...

I’m doing the legs at the same time to better ensure an equal length.  This sometimes makes me feel like no progress is being made, but if I consider how long a single leg would be if it were doubled, I feel better about my progress.

I’m slightly concerned about the length of the crotch of the pants…they grew faster than I had anticipated…but we’ll just see how they work out with the wearer and how he feels about them.

In other news, I’m on my way to Atlanta for Stitches South today!  I’ve got some posts for the rest of the week, and will be taking tons of pictures this weekend to share next week!  I hope you all have as much fun these next few days as I’m sure I will be having 😀

FO Friday: Knucks for a Fly Fisher

Welcome to FO Friday!  Want to see more FOs and maybe share your own?  Tami’s blog has all the details!

These knucks have been a project, that’s for sure.  I’ve blogged about them here, here and even here (they went on that trip with me, after which they became MIA for some time).

Now to catch some fish

I will be shipping them off to the customer this week and my biggest worry at the moment is that they fit.  He has rather large man-hands and I believe my gauge may have lied to me some, the knucks aren’t quite as big as I had hoped for.

WIP Wednesday: Clown Vomit Pants

Its Wednesday again and you all know what that means, another WIP post!  Wanna join in and/or read more? Check out Tami’s Blog to find out how 🙂

Ok, so what exactly are Clown Vomit Pants?

My rock-climbing friend asked me to make him some pants.  We picked out the color together, discussed some of the details, and I ordered the yarn.

The color isn't *quite* right...

I’ve been consistently working on these for a few days now and am a bit farther than the above picture shows.  I have divided for the legs and gotten a few inches done on each (I’m knitting both legs at the same time).  The drawstring waist is an i-cord encased in a folded over brim.

Month 3 of Yarn Diet: Complete

My stats:

Skeins used in the month of March: 0
Total skein count left: 243
Total FOs completed in March: 0
Total yarn purchases in March: 0
Total purchase remaining: 4

A benefit of having such dismal numbers for March?  I finished two projects on the first of April!  Many of my projects were >this< close to completion but as it didn’t happen in the month of March and rather on the first day of April, I didn’t feel it fair to count them here.  They’ll get a proper write-up in their own post, hopefully this week.

Knitting outside the other day, we were visited by a positive omen 🙂

My work-in-progress for the month was these knucks, which have since been completed (or at least the knitting portion was completed, there may be fabric lining and reinforcements added, but as of now, I’m counting them done).

I did not get nearly as much knitting as I normally do done this month, it was so busy with all of my weekend trips (this past weekend was the first that I’ve been home in over a month!) and all of my school nonsense, knitting definitely fell by the wayside.  April will bear much more knitted fruit!  (Maybe not “fruit” per se…but accessories and the like!)

WIP Wednesday: Something a Little Different

Welcome back for another WIP Wednesday!  Wanna find out more about them or how to join in?  Tami’s blog has all the details!

My WIP is a little different today than normal.  Instead of sharing my current knitting projects (because I have yet to take decent pictures of them) I’m going to share a Pattern in Progress!

The Scholarly Cardigan

What does that mean exactly?  Just that I’m finally in need of test knitters for the cardigan I showed you some time ago!  I meant to get the numbers in line ages ago, but in true school-form, classwork got in the way and I’ve had the time to sit down and figure out the math for the various sizes.

Interested in test-knitting for me?  Check out this thread in my Ravelry Group!

WIP Wednesday: A Quick Start

Welcome to my quick WIP this week!  Wanna join in?  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to join it 🙂

mmm seeds

I started this hat this morning, its another rendition of the Scrappy Beanie only the customer wants some ear flaps attached so what you’re looking at is one of the ear flaps.  I hope to finish this up fairly quickly and will hopefully get to show it to you this week or next for FO Friday!

Now, back to studying for my midterms…

WIP Wednesday: Slow Progress

Welcome to WIP Wednesday!  Want to share your own project?  Skip on over to Tami’s blog to join the fun 🙂

This week I’m really just sharing more of the progress from last week, not very much mind you.  I was out of town and have been very busy with classes lately, but I did have some knitting time in the car and a bit in class the other day.

a little time goes a long way

I like the way the colors are coming together although the pooling seems to be getting a bit big for me, but its not a deal-breaker.  My main concern is that these gloves be large enough.  I’m kind of worried that they’ll be too small and I really hope that’s not the case, but I’m going to keep plugging through and hope for the best 😀

Month 2 of Yarn Diet: Complete

My stats:

Skeins used in the month of February: 6
Total skein count left: 243
Total FOs completed in February: 6 (four hats, a shift knob cover, a pair of knucks)
Total yarn purchases in February: 0 (well, none that count towards my stash, I did have to order some yarn for a few custom orders I received)
Total purchase remaining: 4

My FO count isn’t very impressive this month, things have been really crazy busy with school and the rock climbing and ultimate frisbee-ing I’ve been doing.  I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday for a rock climbing competition and I’m leaving again this Friday through Sunday for an ultimate Frisbee tournament.  But I hope to use the driving time to crank out some more projects to share with you 🙂