WIPs Gone Wild!!!!!
I've had a bad case of startitis lately, and have accumulated a rash of WIPs and UFOs. What's on the needles:
1. I got the Koigu I ordered two days ago for my second stab at the cabled cloche (aka the Glaistig hat). I've just completed the brim section. I am now loving the fabric, now that I've switched to a size 8 needle.
2. I started a shawl I promised to my mother-in-law. It's a triangular shawl in a reversible cable pattern, my own design. I'll post photo and pattern here when it's done. This one is in Classic Elite Bazic, also on a size 8 needle.
3. I was attempting a cabled hat with some Cash Iroha that I bought recently. However, I hate it. I love the yarn and how it feels, but I've learned that I don't like silk for hats, even when it's blended with wool. Not enough elasticity. I hereby promise myself that I will never knit another hat out of anything other than a) 100% wool, or b) the cashmere/merino/microfiber blend found in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Rowan Cashsoft. I'm going to frog this, combine the Cash Iroha with the Silk Garden I got from my Secret Pal, and make the Shadow Dance capelet from Wrap Style. As soon as my book gets here, that is. I just ordered it from Amazon.
4. I also started a hat in Chevron Rib using Naturwolle. The yarn is variegated and a bit fuzzy, and you can't make out the chevrons at all. Another one destined for the frog pond. Perhaps I will get 8 more skeins of this and make that brioche-in-the-round sweater of Ann Budd's from IK. Fall 2004 or 2005, can't remember which.
5. The Koigu capelet that I have yet to do the finishing on.
6. My languishing Silk Garden shrug.
7. The pentagons. I currently have 4 pentagons knit. I'm pretty sure this dodecahedral hat/experiment will not fit me. I hope it will fit the Wibbles. If not, I can always knit one more pentagon, get some pillow stuffing, and make him a ball.
8. Swatching for the Asymmetrical Cardigan. I joined the Knitting Nature KAL, so you can see more about this there. Besides the swatch I show in the previous post, I have several ribbing-only swatches where I was trying out different COs and BOs. I was unable to get a good match, so I've decided to stop the knitting before the ribbing on the back starts, then knit the ribbing separately and graft it on.
And that's it! (Unless I'm forgetting some poor abandoned thing, which is entirely possible.)