Current Works in Progress

Knitting takes forever (at least for me) but half the fun is in the process. It just makes it sometimes a little tricky to share about, as the finished piece is usually the prettiest part to take pictures of. I thought I would share my four current WIPS that I have on my knitting needles and I hope in a few weeks (months?) I’ll be sharing the finished makes here with more details. For now, what I am knitting on.

The Copeland DK socks from the Book Ready, Set, Sock by Rachel Coopey

I have one of these socks finished and will start the other one soon. I am starting at the beginning of this book and am going to slowly work my way through. Sock knitting for me is really satisfying. I love working with variegated yarns, seeing the patterns form as I work through the sock. I also love how portable it is and that I can take a sock with me in carpool line or even on a walk. I am using some of my Sock Squad yarn that I got in February from the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers monthly subscription.

The Shadow Box Socks by Helen Stewart.

To help me work through my monthly sock subscriptions, I joined the Handmade Sock Society 5 on Ravelry and will be getting a new pattern by Helen Stewart every month until October. I’m interested in trying out texture in socks and think it will be a fun challenge to keep up with her releases. So far I’m loving how she writes her pattern and am finding myself picking this one up more than anything else.

The Reverb Wrap by Two of Wands

I got this as a kit off of the Lion Brand website because I wanted to try this Color Theory range of yarn. This isn’t quite a mindless knit, so it keeps me interested, but it’s easy enough to work on while I watch tv or hang out with the kids. I like have a longer term project like this on my needles and am finding shawls with a little more interest are my comfort knitting.

Give me the Tee by Jenny Ansah

I recently picked up the 52 Weeks of Easy Knits book and decided to just start at the beginning and try out the patterns. I am using the yarn recommended, Isager Bomulin and Mohair, and am enjoying trying a new designer as well as new yarn. My thought is that I will keep working through the book, but we will see. This is one I would like to finish up and wear by early summer.

Those are all my WIPS! Obviously I’m a multiple knitting project at a time kind of gal. I like having options of what I can work on and each project satisfies something creatively for me. I’d love to hear what you have on your needles!

Current WIPS

It’s the start of the month, so let’s take a look at my current works in progress!

WIP: socks for my daughter

Pattern: DRK Everyday socks

Yarn: A lovely sock yarn called “unicorn poop” that I picked up from Destashify

Goal: I met my goal of finishing a sock by the end of October, now let’s get the other one knit up this month!

WIP: Sweater for my Daughter

Pattern: The Marselille Sweater Young by Petite Knit

Yarn: Vidalana Lofti DK from Knit Crate and Good Wool Undyed yarn in Heirloom from Purl Soho

Goal: I’m so so close!!! Got this finished and realized the collar was way too tight. So need to tear that back and re do. Then it’s just weaving in ends and blocking.

WIP: Family Baby Outfit

Pattern: Teddy Pants by Petite Knit

Yarn: Purl Soho Santolina Yarn in the color Peach Lily

Goal: This is getting finished this week and getting mailed off to my lovely sister in law! I have a niece coming very soon and I’ve had so much fun knitting this up.

WIP: Lento Sweater

Pattern: Lento by Jonna Hietala

Yarn: Sewrella Yarn in the Cashmere Sock Blend in the color Butterscotch

Goal: I feel like it’s reasonable to say I could have this finished by the end of the month. It’s a simple sweater and you hold the yarn double so it should go fairly quickly. I’d love to wear it with my next project for Thanksgiving.

WIP: Floral Skirt

Pattern: M8248

Fabric: Floral Rayon from Stylemaker Fabric

Goal: This should be a relatively simple sew. I’d like to think it’s the last thing I’m going to sew in this rental house? Fingers crossed. Want it finished earlier in the month so I can get some wear out of it before it gets too cold.

Current WIPS

Here is a list of my current Works in Progress, the sewing and knitting projects I am actively working on.

WIP: socks for my daughter

Pattern: DRK Everyday socks

Yarn: A lovely sock yarn called “unicorn poop” that I picked up from Destashify

Goal: One sock done by the end of the month! Next sock shouldn’t take as long as I have switched out my needles and I think it will make a big difference in the progress of this one.

WIP: Kids PJs

Pattern: Self Drafted Pants, Samson’s Sweater and Girls Sloane Sweater for tops

Fabric: I picked up the rayon plaid in the clearance section of Joann and found these great waffle knits in their apparel wear section.

Goal: Finish this month. My daughter informed me she no longer wanted ‘little kid pjs’ (she means matching Hanna Anderson’s and my heart is breaking!) so I thought I would make a cozy, coordinating set for all three.

WIP: Sweater for my Daughter (yes all of these do in fact appear to be for her… what is going on?!)

Pattern: The Marselille Sweater Young by Petite Knit

Yarn: Vidalana Lofti DK from Knit Crate and Good Wool Undyed yarn in Heirloom from Purl Soho

Goal: I’m almost done with the body on this one and think I could get it finished by the end of October if I set my mind to it. But no big deal if it goes into November.

WIP: Mystery Knit Along Shawl!

Pattern: Twists and Turns by Stephen West

Yarn: Three skeins of sock yarn from The Conifer Collective that I picked up at the Rocky Mountain Yarn Crawl and Two skeins of Knit Picks Palette that I picked up from Destashify.

Goal: My first ever mystery knit along and I’m excited to learn some new skills and enjoy the process. I am starting a week behind but that’s ok, I would just like to stay on top of it and keep up as much as I can!

I’ll check in next month to show what I’m working on and hopefully can sprinkle some finished makes throughout the month here. What’s everyone else working on?