Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It’s been a pretty decent week for knitting this week! We went to Kings Dominion on Saturday, and the drive gave me some time to work on my sock.* I am currently working on the leg. I’m not sure how high I want these socks to go- I’m kind of tempted to just keep knitting until I get close to the end of the skein, but I haven’t decided yet. I’m going to keep trying them on as I go until I decide they’re the right height, I think. I am loving the texture that I get from the pattern, and the sock seems to fit really well so far.

I bound off the Summer Flies shawlette. The picot bind-off took a while, but it was worth it. Now, I just need to weave in the ends and block it. I need to figure out exactly how I want to block it out- I’m thinking about maybe pinning out each of the picot points, but I may need to buy more pins if I do that. One of my sets of pins seems to have gone missing!

I restarted my Seascape stole. I had started knitting it last year, then it got put aside and forgotten. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what size needles I was using,** so I ended up biting the bullet and frogging my progress. Luckily, I hadn’t gotten too far, so it wasn’t too huge of a tragedy. I’ve started on chart A, and I’m not too far along yet, but I am remembering why I liked this pattern before. I also love the yarn- the colors are perfect for the wavy-like pattern, and it doesn’t really pool.

Last but not least, I have been working on knitting some catnip mice. I made a couple of these for the boyfriend’s cat, Zoey, for Christmas, and they went over really well- so well, in fact, that the cat kept stealing them out of his bag when he was packing them to bring with them to visit his parents. The pattern is really simple, and the nupps for the ears are much easier to knit using the tutorial on the Knitty Blog. I’ve decided to use the left-over scraps of yarn from other projects to make these. I’m hoping to have a bunch done by the next time I go to visit my parents, so that I can felt them in their washing machine (I have to use the communal one in the basement to do laundry at my complex, and it costs a lot of quarters!) After felting, they just need to be stuffed and sewn up. One will go to Zoey, because hers doesn’t seem to be very catnippy anymore,*** one will be saved for the cat that I intend to adopt as soon as I move to a cat-friendly apartment next winter, and the rest will be donated to shelter kitties.

What are you all working on this week? Head on over to Tami’s Amis to see what everyone else is doing.

*The boyfriend has complained of the noise my metal needles make when he’s in the car with me, so I packed a bamboo needle project.

**Bad knitter! Always make notes in Ravelry!

***This probably has something to do with the fact that she kept dunking it in her water bowl and making catnip tea.


  1. 1) Congrats on the Summer Flies!! I'm sure it will be even more beautiful blocked.

    2) LOL at catnip tea!!

    3) OMIGOSH, thank you for the link to the Nupp video! That is life-changing.

  2. I'm not very good at remembering to include the needle information when I put a project in ravelry, you've reminded me why it is a good idea! Cute mice ;)

  3. Great post, everything is very pretty.

  4. Great wips everything looks great!

  5. Gorgeous sock, I love purple and grey. And the shawl is lovely, the picot edging was probably worth the annoyance! And those mice are adorable. (And it's cracking me up to imagine a cat dipping one in a water bowl to make catnip tea...)

  6. Nice assortment of projects. I love the catnip tea. Mine haven't done that. I do need to make them some mice so they can promptly lose them.

  7. what a lot of WIPS! Constantly knitting indeed! My kitten would certainly like some of those mice :D

  8. I may have to try the catnip mice with my boys. They love catnip, and I'm getting a bit tired of buying them mice only to have them disappear or be destroyed two days later :P