Monday, November 21, 2011

My Workbasket

On the needles now:
  1. My Princess shawl is receiving the lion's share of my time right now.  I have about 60 rows left (30 hours) on the feathered border, and then I imagine it will go away for a nice rest for a while.  Maybe.  I'm enjoying it an awful lot....and it would be nice to finish it by the end of the year....although I do recognize that's a bit nuts as a goal.
  2. Handspun Baby Surprise:  I have a ball of merino/tencel handspun in gorgeous soft blues, greens and browns that has just been screaming "BABY!"  Fortunately, the one friend of mine who would truly appreciate a handspun, handknit gift decided to oblige my knitting needs by becoming pregnant with her second child.  Remember when I said a few days ago that I needed to start using my handspun?  Mission accomplished.
  3. Basic Socks:  I needed a mindless knitting project, so I started a pair.  They are living in my purse for the rare moments when I don't carry the ginormous knitting bag.  Typically this is the type of project that takes forever to finish...and that's fine with me.
  4. Bug Out Socks:  Soooo much fun!  Colorwork socks with big, fat bugs running up the feet and legs. 
  5. December Socks:  I honestly can't remember the name of the pattern right now.  I've done the start for the toes because it required a you tube video to accomplish. (This is the only reason why it's on this list and not the planned list.) They'll be pretty easy.
  6. Not so secret socks for my husband:  He's been hinting.  Poor guy needs another pair!
  7. The Scrapbook Blankie:  Which still is a joy to work on. 
  8. Tibetan Clouds:  I'm not sure what's up with me and this shawl.  Typically if a shawl languishes this long than I frog it.  I'm not quite willing to do that yet....but something needs to be done.
Planned:
  1. Handspun shawl.  I've picked out the yarn and pattern, and just need to cast on.  I might keep it as a reward for finishing the Princess border.
  2. Baby gifts for a pair of magical twins.  They aren't due until the spring, and I'm helping with the shower as this is one of my oldest friends from church.  I am planning BSJ's with matching hats, and the yarn is already in my stash.
  3. Dad's Jacob sweater.  I wish I could get excited about this, but I still have a lot of spinning to do, and as I've complained before...our fiber processing this first year left a lot to desire.  My parents are fixing that next year by hiring someone to shear and having it professionally processed, thank God.
  4. My eldest needs a new pair of slippers.  If I can find the pattern I do have enough yarn in the scrap box to make them. 
Sorry there aren't any pictures this time!

1 comment:

Kelley said...

That is so funny! I'm in the middle of assessing my WIPs and what I want to do over the next couple of months. Must be some sort of winter knitting, nesting urge.