Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I feel like I haven't gotten much knitting done, but since I wasn't able to post last week maybe it wont seem that way to you ;) The plan for the rest of the month is to go gangbusters on the shawl, since that is my Camp Loopy 3 project. I think it is definitely doable to finish it in time, I just need to make it a priority. Then I will work on the socks until September first, when new things go on the needles. I'll give a preview next week of what I plan on knitting for September!

First up is the shawl. I left it in the middle of a row last night, but you can see that I have made some progress. I am loving how this is turning out, and really want to finish on time!

This is the Barndom pattern by Stephen West and I am knitting it in Malabrigo sock.

Next up: the socks. These haven't seen a whole lot progress, but the heel is turned so they are well on their way.

These are the Men's Socks for Giving Away pattern by Purl Bee and I'm knitting them in Berroco Vintage DK.

I started a new project recently, keeping with my need to continually knit baby things because there are so many people in my life who have little ones or who are pregnant. Really, I don't mind, because baby things are quick and fun to knit, but it could be spaced out a little!

This is the Jackson Blanket pattern by Tash Barneveld and I'm knitting it out of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn. The colors aren't quite as bright as this pictures suggests, the orange is much more burnt pumpkin and the purple is a darker mulberry color. I love this pattern, and have decided I'm not allowed to work on it until the shawl is finished, so hopefully this knitty motivation works!

Lastly, I finally washed and lightly blocked the blanket for my new niece, who I made the first Jackson Blanket for. You may notice that the edges are curling a little, which isn't a big deal, but I did a garter border on the blanket I am making now to fix that. Still, I hope she likes her new blanket!

This post is linked up with Ginny's Yarn Along


Donna said...

that shawl is beautiful! I love the Jackson blanket. I'm so into bright orange lately.

sustainablemum said...

So many lovely projects :)

EMMA said...

Your shawl is quite beautiful.
Fun looking socks, are you knitting them 'magic loop'? I popped over to the pattern and they seem to be knit on dpn's. Do you just use stitch markers to mark out where each dpn needle would be?

Kim Nobles said...

Thank you Donna and sustainablemum!

Emma- the pattern is written for dpns, but I often knit socks on magic loop. If you are familiar with the pattern or with sock construction in general, it is pretty intuitive to just put the stitches where they belong, but I know some knitters place stitch markers where the breaks in the dpn needles would be to keep things straight :)