It’s still Wednesday where I am, so I still have time to get my WIP Report in. A little bit of knittin’ done here and there and a shocking WIP.
First, I give you the Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style with the Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine. I have about six more inches before I start the next sleeve. It’s quite lightweight and lacey, but perfectly fine for this heatwave we’re having in So Cal.
I’ve finished the second repeat of ten for the Flower Basket Shawl but unfortunately I don’t have a more recent picture. Just imagine another row of flower baskets. Um, yeah…
Way back in May I set my Summer Knitting Goals, and as an extra kick in the pants, set for one of my goals the finishing of the Wobbly Circles Tote. This has been hidden in the deepest, darkest recesses of the almighty UFO pile for about 18 months. Monday was the day. The day of reckoning to see if I could pick up this baby and start up again. Well, I did and I was promptly reminded why I buried it so far down in the basket. Here’s the reason why.
Yucky stringy tangly mess.
Here’s what it’s supposed to look like. It’s coming along slowly. I really have only worked on it while knitting with the gang on Mondays at the coffee shop. There’s a nice, huge coffee table and I spread the yarn bundles out all over it. I may not finish all of this by the “official” end of summer, but I’ll at least have one side done. As for the other side, I won’t be making it identical to the front, as the pattern calls for. Maybe something easier, like stripes?
Lastly, since we’re on the old UFO theme, I dusted off these wristwarmers and have been working a row or two on it. They’re not for anybody in particular but they’re made of Koigu and that means that are yummmmm.
I’m trying desperately to fight the urge to cast on yet another new project. Thanks to Yarn Crawl Robin I’ve been fixating on Kat Coyle’s Indigo Ripples Skirt from the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. I have some stash yarn in a straw-colored linen/viscose blend that could look lovely, if I can get the gauge issues worked out.
That’s all for now. Have a great week!