Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Current WIPs, and my Next Projects

Before I even had a trip booked to Chicago, Eliza and I were planning on having a fingerless mitt swap. We would each knit one mitt, and give the mitt and the remaining yarn to the other, so that they could knit just one mitt and have a complete pair. I knitted her theSwan Maiden mitt, which I loved- I'm definitely going to knit myself a pair of these! Here is a photo of Eliza modelling the one I knit for her:

And Eliza knit me one of the October Leaves Fingerless Mitts, which are lovely: They are going to be perfect for spring!

While on the flight there and back, and anywhere else I could squeeze in a bit of knitting time, I've been working on this:

This lovely peat coloured, moss stitch lump is a test knit  Twenty Ten cardigan from Veera, who is working on the pattern. I love it so far!! I'm very excited about the asymmetrical front, and also excited to find the perfect project for my new massive button collection. I'm much further along than this photo shows- I'm actually at the collar portion. But how could I resist posting this picture of Gatsby modelling the WIP? He's such a camera ham, that Gatsby.

Some of you may recall the lovely Malabrigo laceweight I picked up on the trip, and it is definitely earmarked for specific projects! The olive colourway is going to be the Geodesic Cardigan from the new Knitscene, and the Paris Night colourway is likely to be a Featherweight Cardigan Meets Minimalist. Mods will be especially necessary, since the Featherweight starts at a size about 4" too big for me.
I love the olive green (it's one of my favourites), but I'm also in love with that Paris Night colourway- just look at the lovely variations in shade!

19 comments:

The Sweatshop of Love said...

I'm so excited to see that finished 2010 cardigan! I spotted that on ravelry and it's been in my brain ever since! Knit faster! hehe

Tanis said...

I am dying to knit the Geodesic Cardigan, it's very high up my my "to cast on" list! Love those colours, and I love that you do fun swaps like that!

crystal said...

ACK! I loooooove that cardigan you are test knitting, so cute! And Malabrigo lace weight is so yummy, although I found the skiens a bit hard to wind. It's like they were slightly felted together and a bit sticky. Hopefully yours will be better :)

Allison said...

Wow, droolworthy yarn and some great WIPs! That cat is a very cute ham :)

Susan said...

What a fun swap! That Geodesic Cardigan is going to be amazing on you!

Phoe said...

I am trying to sort out which yarns to use for those same two cardigans. Look forward to the test knit.

Kara said...

What a fab swap idea! And I am loving your new projects.

Michele said...

Your new cardigan looks great! I love the color. I also love the Paris Night colorway - can't wait to see that knit up!

Kristen said...

Beautiful Malabrigo yarn colours, cant wait to see the FO. I'm seriously considering Geodesic too.

Gatsby is soooo cute!

Sarah said...

So many pretty things in this post. I love it all!

Maryse said...

This swap must be fun! Your other projects will be lovely too... as usual!

anniehorn said...

What a great post - I have a deep rooted need for that 2010 cardi - I am jealous of your new fingerless mitts too. How can there be so many things I want to knit all at once?
Thanks for your lovely blog - I am always inspired by it...

Monique said...

I like both gloves, especially the swan maiden pattern. I see why you want to make yourself a pair.

Leah said...

That cardigan looks wonderful -- can't wait to see it when it's done!

Hilary said...

What beautiful mitts, and the swap sounds so fun! I also like the Rothko backgrounds.

I can't wait to see more of your Twenty Ten cardigan -- I've had my eye on that pattern for awhile, and am excited for it to come out! It will also be fun to see which buttons you choose.

weezalana said...

Lovely mitts!

Is it weird that the pics immediately reminded me (after ooo-ing over the mitts, that is) of Thing from the Addams Family?

telma said...

that is one of the coolest ideas ever. fingerless mitt swap!!! i can't wait to see your finished asymetrical cardigan. it's beyond pretty... ps. i'm having yarn envy. i think it's time i spent some quality time at a yarn store :)

Laura said...

I absolutely love the red fingerless glove. Gorgeous.

CanarySanctuary said...

You have some fantastic projects lined up - I'm looking forward to your mods re: the making-smaller. I've been put off far too many patterns because the sizing is just way, waay too large for my likings.