My current black and gray and white WIPs

December 17, 2020

I don't know how it happened that all my current works-in-progress are black and gray or black and white, but even with no color, there is some very happy knitting on my needles. Below is Betagen by Theresa Shingler using Rosy Green Wool's Manx Merino Fine, a blend of Merino wool and Manx Loaghtan, a sheep breed I hadn't heard of. This came as a kit from the Rosy Green site. The yarn is gorgeous and soft and I have high hopes that I'll love this sweater; it sure is fun to knit. I keep this project in my knitting room. It uses size two needles throughout so is fairly slow going.



The project below is Fonda by Caitlin Hunter. another fun knit that I keep in the family room. This pattern just struck my fancy and when I realized that I could use the marled Shelter I had in my stash and just maybe the big bobbles would look like the aggies we used to play with as children, I knew I had to make it. Those beautiful swirled agate marbles were the ones I loved the most. We had a lovely bag of marbles that I think came from my grandad's house and might have been our uncle's marbles. I do remember they were gorgeous. Do kids still play marbles or jacks and even knows what aggies are? I was huge jacks fan and a bit of a champ in my little neighborhood group. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will love this sweater as much as I think I will.



Lastly is a little vest for my young grandson. I have kept this on the back burner for the last month thinking that I was going to have to frog it as it's coming out way too small. However I have brought it out again and will finish it and block the stuffing out of it and see it I can block it to fit. I'm using leftover Rowan Valley Tweed with a mosaic slip stitch pattern so I think I can do it, but if not, it will be gifted to a tinier tot. Fingers crossed. It's a sophisticated stitch pattern and another very fun knit. The pattern is the Escapade Vest by Triona Murphy.


I'm also getting some yarn for Christmas. My husband asked me if I had bought myself a gift that he can wrap up and give me. I told him not to worry that he was going to give me a doozy of a present. I hope it arrives before Christmas! You all take care!


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  1. My husband and I buy our own gifts and give them to each other to wrap. By the time we open them they are a big surprise because we have forgotten what we bought! LOL!

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  2. I loved jacks too. Would play again if I could find a set. Ditto re presents. Chloe

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    1. I went to a dinner party years ago and the hostess had a set of jacks. No one came close to beating me! whoopee!

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  3. Beautiful colors so versatile and calm.
    Merry Christmas,
    Margie

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    1. Aw thanks Margie. I know you are a fan of neutrals too. Merry Christmas. See you next year!

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  4. I love your posts and am inspired by it. Although we live in the southern hemisphere and are experiencing scorching temperatures, I keep on knitting!

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    1. Thank you! I live in California and I knit year 'round too. We won't let a little thing like scorching temperatures scare us!

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