There comes a time in every knit-blog reader's life where they must endure the dreaded "progress" pics. That time my friends is now, and that reader unfortunately, is YOU.
The Calyx handtote is ever-so-close to completion. It's been a pretty fast knit, and the handles felted up beautifully (good old reliable Patons merino!). One of my last attempts at felting with Lopi left a washing machine coated in blobs of grey yarn. The Patons did not shed AT. ALL. Patons, I will never doubt you--my Canadian homegirl-- again. I had actually put this sucker down for a while because I thought I'd run out of black wool. Scouring the stash for something entirely different procurred another ball for me though (in the same dye lot!) so she's back on baby. I guess it would help me to know what I actually had now wouldn't it? Anyway, I'm still debating on some embellishment ideas --I'm thinking I may felt those too so in the end she might be on hold after all until I can hit up another washing machine.
The prairie boots:
Total standstill right now. I finished the first one, but have now come down with "second sock syndrome" on the next. Really, will I ever wear these? Wait what am I saying? I hardly wear any of the stuff that I knit, so does it matter? (ok, that's not true, I do wear a lot of it...just not most of it if I'm being totally honest).
The Phiaro scarf,
I think this is going to be amazing once it's done. I'm also curious about how this tube eventually becomes a scarf (please god, I hope I am not doing this wrong!), but for now, it is the most boring knit on planet earth. I just keep repeating my mantra that the simplest knits are the most wearable, and hopefully that'll pull me through.
And finally something new!
This is Quant from Knitty. I can't remember if Entrelac was on my 2008 "knit-o-lutions" to-do list, but it was definitely up there in terms of things that I wanted to attempt this year. And this seemed like a nice "small" project to learn it on. Not to mention using up the last of that stinking Noro of mine. (That said again, I think I may run out). But it does have a bit of a "mod" sensibility and that appeals to me. But in the end, I think the Noro might make it more "bohemian" than "mod" and it'll end up being a gift for one of the granolas that I work with. Oh well, the best laid plans right?
Happy Monday everyone!