Monday, December 29, 2008

Playing Catch Up

I only have time for a quick post because I'm busy, busy, busy! But it's been a while and I've finished a few things so I wanted to try to get back in the swing of things.

With Christmas successfully behind me (whew!), I have turned my attention to a myriad of abandoned projects and am trying to conquer a few WIPs before the year ends. What can I say... I'm definitely a wait 'til the last minute kinda gal. So with the assistance of my annual sinus infection which requires me to do lots of nothing, I've been knitting! Finally.

The pictures aren't the greatest because, well, I'm not a good photographer to begin with, but I've had problems with the lighting and I don't want to show my sick face either. But I figured if I kept waiting for great pics, I may never blog again.

First, my Wavy Feathers Wimple knit with The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in "Horned Beetle" that I knit in just a few days last week. (It was my pre-Christmas de-stresser.)

Wavy Cowl Cowl

This was a really fun knit. It was like knitting the leg of a sock without having to worry about the heel or matching sock. It's also a very warm variation on a regular scarf. I plan to carry this with me to our spring baseball games with the unpredictable evening winds.

Next up is one I started a few months ago but just pulled out to finish for the beginning of the winter Seasons of Lace KAL. It's a Finnish pattern called Hyrna Herborgar. I don't remember if I mentioned here before or not (and don't have time to look, sorry) but it was a great lace knitting experience.
Hyrna Herborgar
December 2008 004
I used 1 skein of Handmaiden's Mini Maiden in Cedar. I am thrilled with the results! Unfortunately, I haven't really been able to capture the color and I can't get a son to properly model it for me. (Go figure.)

I'm also determined to finish this sweater, Baby Cables and Big Ones Too (Ravelry link) before the end of the year.

Baby Cables

I'm using the wonderful Rowan Calmer and I think I may actually get quite a bit of where out of this sweater. Unless, of course, I spill something on it right away.

Now I must go begin the sleeves. I have a pair of socks to finish this week too! Then there's the planning and sorting of what WIPs I'm going to finish and what I'm going to frog and forget... not to mention planning what I'm going to start next. Lots of plans... lots of ideas... and I promise to do better about sharing!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday!


Maria said...

Hyrna is gorgeous! I love the cowl too. I may need to knit one soon!

knitknerd said...

Aren't cowls the greatest? So quick, little or no shaping, loads of stitch pattern possibilities, and great for yarn tasting - your wimple looks lovely and so cozy.

lvonrader said...

That shawl is amazing!, and I love the sweater - it fits perfectly!

White sweater and five boys... what are you thinking?

km said...

I'm sure you will get use out of the Calmer sweater. I HEART that yarn. Lovely shawl. I need to find some time to knit...

Lydee said...

beautiful, they're all so beautiful.

Charity said...

Those are all great knits! I would love a whole sweater out of Calmer, it's lovely! :o)

5elementknitr said...

That shawl is so beautiful!

Are you joining the Sweater-a-month KAL for next year? I wasn't going to until I found out that WIP's totally count!

Becky said...

Oh, I LOVE that shawl! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Laura said...

They're all so beautiful! You are such a quick knitter!

Sarah said...

Those Bugga yarns are so beautiful- they're calling my name. That sweater is great on you!

Stephanie said...

That white sweater is so pretty! I can't wait to see it finished. I might have to add it to my list of sweaters I will never knit but want to! Happy New Year!

Yarnhog said...

That shawl is freakin' amazing! I gasped out loud when I saw it. It's so beautiful, I momentarily reconsidered my conviction that I hate lace knitting. Only momentarily, but if I were going to try it again, that would be the pattern. Just. Gorgeous!

mom said...

The lace knit shawl is beautiful! :-)

Glad you are back to catching up on projects again!

Tammy ~@~