Now that I’m back on my own server, I have added a link to the Ravelry progress bars for my WIPs. My first post of 2011 was a list of my resolutions for knitting for this year. One of the things I wanted to do was keep my WIPs to about 3, so that I could focus on completing things. Obviously this hasn’t happened very well. Here’s an overview of what I have on the needles right now.
Drops 113-34 Sweater
This sweater has been almost complete for quite a while. I just need to block it and put on some buttons.
This bag is one of the two UFOs my list for my 12 in 2011 challenge. I have done some knitting on the side/bottom it since the beginning of the year, but I need to buy a piece of plastic canvas big enough for the bottom before I can continue. I have also started the embroidery on the side that I have completed.
I started the Hey Teach sweater from Knitty at the beginning of the month. I’m a few inches away from finishing off the back. It’s going quickly and I can’t wait to wear it. I really need a few more work sweaters in my wardrobe. This is another of my 12 in 2011 projects. I’m using Lion Brand Cottonease in the Stone colourway. This is the the first time I’ve used this yarn and I’m enjoying the feel of it, but then I’ve liked all of the cotton/acrylic that I’ve used in the past.
The boot covers are the second UFO project for 12 in 2011. I haven’t worked on them yet this year. Hopefully I can get this project finished by next winter.
Top-Down Baby Raglan
Another 12 in 2011 project. This sweater is almost finished. It just needs the ends woven in, buttons, and a trip through the washing machine. I need to finish this one soon as it’s for my newest second cousin who was born at the end of March. I’ll give all the details and take some pictures when I finish it up.
Wavy Lace Scarf
This is a longer term project. I’d like to get it finished by next Fall. I’m over half way done and it goes quickly when I am working on it. It’s another of the 12 in 2011 projects.
Green Sock Blank Socks
I’ve been looking forward to knitting these socks since I bought the sock blank at the Victoria Knit Out a few years ago. I’m almost finished the first sock. They are for 12 in 2011 and my March socks (I’m unofficially trying to knit a pair of socks a month) although they didn’t get finished in March.
For Mathew’s birthday in March I gave him the gift on hand knit socks, or rather the gift of the promise of hand knit socks. Included in the gift was his choice of yarn, from a yarn store. I just couldn’t bring myself to let him loose in my sock yarn stash, I like all my yarn too much, plus there likely wasn’t anything he’d have liked in there anyways. Mathew chose Regia Extra Twist Merino in the Jungle colourway during our trip to Mad About Ewe.
I’m working on the foot of the first sock, now too much longer and I should be ready to start the heel. I’m hoping I can get the first sock finished before Mathew is back on ship in May, so that I can get the second sock finished while he’s gone. These are another pair towards my 12 socks in 2011 unofficial goal.
So I currently have 8 projects in progress. More than double my goal of 3 or less. I really need to get the Drops and baby sweaters finished, so that number can decrease a bit.
6 of the projects on the needs are for 12 in 2011. With the 2 that I’ve already completed, that means I’m on my way to having 8 projects completed for the challenge. With more than 8 months to go I think I should be able to finish at least 12 projects from stash yarn.
NOTE: The sock in progress photos above were taken with my iPod Touch, so they aren’t as nice as those taken with my camera. However it’s much more convenient to upload them from the iTouch, so photos taken this way are more timely than with my camera and they still get the idea of what I’m knitting across.