works-in-progress parade

12:33 PM

I decided to take pictures of all my works in progress, the actual ones that have a chance of getting finished this year, maybe even this summer.  I just wanted to get organized for my whole day of knitting.  Whole day.  I got my walk and the mandatory half hour war-on-weeds in the garden out of the way early this morning.  Came home and did breakfast, cleaned the house, even mopped the kitchen floor.  Took a shower, said good bye to hubbie who won't be home all day and will also be gone for dinner.  I have nothing on the calendar except to meet my girlfriend downtown late afternoon for coffee and knitting.  There is a ball game on in a half hour, no dinner to cook tonight, I've got to catch up on at least 4 Mad Men.  Plus I've got all this knitting waiting for me.  Seriously, for me. Best day.


I've been working on this for a while.  It's Ravello by Isabell Kraemer knit in KSH Strip in color California Sunrise.

I just received my copy of Honey last night and immediately cast on for Goldie, just because, well, I love it, but also I had the yarn for it in my stash!  That means its FREE :)   I have a sparkly, smokey KSH Eclipse and Fine Lace in a gunmetal black.  I started it because I wanted to know what it would be like to knit with these two together, and naturally it's fabulous as I expected.  I'll put this away for now and bring out when I'm on a long plane ride the end of June.  This will be a perfect travel knit, lightweight, only a little shaping and a ton of stockinette.

I'd love to have this done soon.  Bay, from an older Kim Hargreaves book, knit in Rowan Original Denim in color Nashville.

This is Torine from Martin Storey's Truesilk Collection.  I'm using a pale blue and turning it into an infinity scarf for my daughter.  I've eliminated the bobbles and think I'm only going to use 3 balls.  Very luxurious.

I've set Guido aside for now.  I'll get back to it in July as it's for my son's September birthday.  It's from the newest Rowan Magazine and knit with Rowan Revive, a recycled mix of silk, rayon and cotton.  It's stunning.

I've just finished Solitaire, also from the Truesilk Collection.  I knit it in Cotton Glace.  Ill wear it downtown today when I meet with my girlfriend.  I am a little unsure about the neckline and may take it out and make it wider.  She'll help me decide.

Brooke by Sarah Hatton is from the Simple Shapes book for Panama.  This is my first time using Panama and I love it.  It has a lot of texture and beautiful drape.  I showed it to my daughter and she wants a similar sweater in the exact same yarn and exact color.  She likes Wander below.



I've not cast on for this, so not officially a WIP, but I have the yarn in my stash.  Or I could pair it with some Fine Lace and make this pretty one below, also from Honey.  Probably the one below, what do you think?




Also, I'm keeping up with my afghan squares for the Martin Storey PWW KAL.



Gotta go, the game is on and the knitting is waiting!




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15 comments

  1. What a lot of knitting! Enjoy your indulgent day!

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  2. I have serious yarn envy! You have some great projects, you lucky lady!

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  3. OMG Kristen....how do you knit so much!

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  4. Once again, I am blown away by your productivity. Also, how did you get your house cleaned, in addition to walking and weeding, and still have the whole day left for knitting? I am an early morning person, but I don't get half that done.
    On the knitting side, I have looked longingly at Ravello in California Sunrise. I have considered buying the yarn for it. Torine also grabs my attention. I have 6 more days of work before the summer vacation and then, I'm going to knit like crazy.

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  5. Really like the yarn you are using for Ravello. You must knit very fast to have this many projects in line. Or you focus better than I do.

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  6. It would take me most of the day to walk, weed, make breakfast, clean the house, mop the floor, and shower. I think you are really a twin and we don't know which one we are seeing.

    Carole

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  7. Lovely idea for a whole day of knitting although unilikely for me. I think I'll have to have Ravello in just your colours and loved Guido too in particular, though they are all lovely. Your knitting is beautiful.

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  8. I love all your projects Kristen. I have three the same on the go - Goldie, Guido and the mystery afghan. I've been thinking about starting Solitaire too. I think its a lovely pattern and can't wait to see it.

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  9. What needles were you using for each project?
    Love to see your knitting!

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  10. That was really fun to see! Thank you Kristen! That would pretty much be my perfect day too. (Even the floor mopping, because then I knit with a guilt-free conscience. Silly, but true.)

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  11. Really enjoyed reading about your day, gorgeous yarns, fabulous patterns and time..... What else could a knitter want !

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  12. I'm dying over the first one, in shades of pink!

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  13. amazing, you have so many gorgeous WIPs on the go! love that Ravello you're working on.

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  14. Hi :) I was just wondering what the name of cardigan in your 3rd last picture is - the one with the wonderful wide band an 3/4 sleeves. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Claire, It's called Angie and is from the Honey book by Kim Hargreaves. Here's the Rav link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angie-7

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