So why should I let these WIPs get me down? Time to celebrate the WIPs in my life!
Active WIPs include my Featherweight cardi (slow & steady wins the laceweight cardi), Sprig pulli (wow, this yarn is grippy on my wooden needles, but I'm not pulling it back!!), Clockwork shawl (savoring MCN heaven), and more socks.
Currently on my wheels are 2 different projects - my 'getting to know the new wheel' bump of Polwarth in the colorway 'Buckeye State' and my Tour de Fleece spinning - the Frabjous Fibers 3 Feet of Sheep in the Jewel Gradient colorway. The Buckeye State has no expectations. The short spurts of gray have made the spinning interesting and I'm sure the plying will be more so. I'll ply it and finish it and listen closely to see if it can whisper what it wants to be when it grows up. The 3 Feet of Sheep has been a bit contrary... I'm aiming for a 2-ply gradient with long, jewel-toned sections with the goal of knitting a Tubularity by Martina Behm (she's such an evil knitting genius! Okay, really I'm sure she's very nice and not evil at all... it's more evil that I have other responsibilities that keep me from knitting ALLLLL her things!). My goal for TdF is to spin the singles. With travelling and other responsibilities, I don't know if that will happen or not! Stand by! Or follow me on Instagram, where I'm posting my progress!
On deck projects include 6 sweaters, 2 of which are lace-weight. I'm calling it now: those won't get done this year! The 2 DK, 1 worsted and 1 fingering weight all have better chances of getting started at this point. I'm resisting casting on the Boxy with every fiber of my being right now! I also have a list of accessories ready to cast on as well, including 2 handspun projects: the Sagebrush infinity scarf and another Anthro-tastic headband.
Next up on the wheel needs to be a sweater quantity of fiber of some sort. There's no time like the present, right? We aren't going to talk about the 4 fleeces I'm expecting to pick up, cleaned & made into roving, in September at the Wool Gathering... I'm splitting one of them! That doesn't really make it better, does it? No, I'm not even convincing myself... I'm wavering between the Corriedale & the Romney. I have more of a margin for error in the Corriedale, so I'm leaning that way. We'll see.
|From Instagram: "Birthday sweater arrived in the mail today... Some assembly required."|