Usually I have at least three or four WiP (works in progress) going at one time, simply because I like to have patterns with different levels of difficulty, and also because I get bored easily. My method of keeping my WiP down to a rational number is my Denise Needles; if I run out of needles, then I have to finish something first, before casting on again! However, I would like to announce that I am down to TWO projects (Notice the nice full needle box!)
I have the proverbial pair of socks on the needles (most knitters wouldn't really count that, anyway, as a true knitter is always working on at least one pair of socks at a time), and another Maunawili Falls Vest going, which I'm halfway through.
Just recently I finished the Column of Leaves scarf. I didn't write this pattern, but I do have a charted version on my other blog. I just LOVE this pattern. It's a bit confusing at first, because work must be done on the back as well as the front, but after awhile it made sense and then I was able to memorize it. I still have to block the scarf, but I wanted to take pictures of it first, in case I mess it up while blocking (I've never "officially" blocked anything; yes, I can hear the gasps from here!)
The yarn I used is from Sandy's Palette in her single worsted line of hand dyed yarns, and I think it's beautiful. Everyone who's seen it exclaims over the gorgeous colors. It's 100% wool, but not too scratchy. I still don't think I'll keep it, though. I just don't really like wool against my skin. Ah well, another Christmas gift done for someone!
There's also a hat pattern that matches the scarf, and I had just enough yarn left to knit this as well. Of course, I liked the hat pattern just as much. I think I'll try knitting this set again in a yarn that I like, so I can keep it for myself! I'd definitely recommend this pattern (hey, it's free!).
Now I just have to keep working on my socks and vest, and try to be patient while waiting for the Bee Field's Shawl to get here . . . I'm going out of town this morning, and I bet it'll come this afternoon while I'm gone!
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