Tuesday, 29 July 2008

A Merry Band of WIPs

There are three projects that I'm working on at the moment: Lelah, The String Bag, and my poor abandoned Central Park Hoodie, which I recently picked up again because (and this is such a ridiculous reason I can't believe this is what made me turn to it again) I was concerned that I was knitting too many projects with cream coloured yarn, and I thought it might get a bit boring, blog-wise. Yup, that's the sad, tiny reason I bothered to rediscover my CPH again. So, here's the status report: CPH: It's been hauled it out of the WIP basket, and I've begun blocking the sleeves: The hood is almost finished. Then the body needs to be blocked, and I need to find a zipper for it- I want it to be a zippered hoodie. So plenty of finishing still to be had on this one. Lelah: Everyone talks about what a fast knit this is. But I bet they weren't using a 4mm needle when they said that. And soon I'll be switching to 3.25 mm needle for the bust portion. This little top is coming along,but at tortise speed. The String Bag: I found a bunch of undyed cotton/ramie in my stash, and, no word of a lie, it begged me to knit it into a shopping bag. It actually pleaded to come on my trips into Chinatown, so that it could be filled with cheap and abundant bok choy, chinese eggplant, spring onions and small boxes of green tea. How could I deny such a request? Look at that, cozying up to the produce already. I couldn't resist it's charms. It's desperation to shop with me (and it's unfussy pattern) mean that it gets to travel around in my purse to be worked on during moments of public transit. I'd be surprised if this one takes more than a week to complete.

9 comments:

yoel said...

Color variety is an excellent reason to resume a WIP! I do love that cherry red color. And it'll be done in time for autumn, unlike those of us silly enough to start summer projects this late in the summer.

granny said...

i actually giggled out loud at the reason why you started working on your hoodie again.

Michele said...

Lelah looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Phoe said...

I love the color of that CPH. And having just knit one of those string bags, I can tell you they do go very fast.

orata said...

I like looking at red things, so I'm glad you picked up the CPH again... it will be so cute when it's finished!

CanarySanctuary said...

They all look great so far :)

I think colour is a perfectly acceptable reason to pick up a wip! Not to get too technical on ya, colour affects mood very directly - you've got to stare at your knitting, no?
I have my own colour-issue with knitting. I'm moved out of the "orange" phase, and have decidedly settled into "green" town.

lekkercraft said...

Looks like a good mix of different types of WIPs to suit every mood!

(You guys'new photo is supercute.)

Sophie said...

As you know I can't work only on only one WIP at the time... I always have at least 3 project on needles and some hibernating for some or other reason so I can't blame you !

Hooray for the CPH coming back in your active WIP since I really want to see the finish product...(want to cast on this one for fall)

Sophie

Hilary said...

Hehe...I have definitely had similar motivations in the past. But there is no "wrong" reason for switching projects!