All aboard the fail boat
What’s on my needles
Guernsey Wrap, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Sweatshirt
Guernsey wrap: Remember that one time I said I wasn’t going to cast on any new projects until I finished the ones already on my needles? Because I don’t. I hardly made any progress on this because…
Thorn, Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Plume
Thorn: The lure of this gorgeous pattern and being able to knit with Loft for the first time was too much. I love it. I might have been planning to cast on two more projects this week but never did because I was enjoying this one so much. I am really, really looking forward to watching all the football in the next few weeks, working on this the entire time, and then finally, triumphantly, naming it The Purple Shawl of Green Bay Superbowl Victory because my team is going to go all the way this year SOMEONE PASS ME A CHEESEHEAD*.
Abbie: I worked on this through two movies this week, and it made me unhappy the entire time. I loathe this yarn. HAAAATE. It’s really hairy and I spend as much time picking out stray bits as I do knitting. Which probably means I should frog it and cut my losses, even though I’m almost done with the body. I’m worried that if I finish it the yarn will still drive me crazy and I’ll never wear it.
Garter rib toe up socks (pattern is my own), Madelinetosh Sock in Tern
Socks for The Scientist: In my quest to have these finished by the end of February, I have made hardly any progress on these because I am a failure.
Herbivore: No progress.
What’s off my needles
I completely forgot to show you this last week!
Tardis needle gauge, via Tangerine Designs
A very sweet gift from The Scientist. I love it so much I’m not keeping it with the rest of my knitting tools, but right next to my chair.
Cameo, by Paulina Popiolek
This will probably be the next thing I cast on, if I can ever decide for sure which colors I want to use. Although the pattern calls for fingering weight, I’m going to use worsted. I have a sizeable stash of MadelineTosh Vintage, enough that I’m going back and forth on several different color combinations. Grey and pink? Grey and navy? Grey and a different shade of pink? I think I have this yarn in four different shades of pink. I may have a pink problem.
*This is a cheesehead. How much do I love the Green Bay Packers? I wore one of these when I was a teenager. Willingly.
Congrats to pnwbookgirl! She was the winner of last week’s drawing. Hope you enjoy knitting Thorn as much as I am!