Wednesday, February 23, 2011

#55 - WIP WEDNESDAY: SOCKS AND SWEATERS AND KNITTING OVERLOAD

It always happens this way. I was hoping (dare I say, expecting) to be finished with something by now, but no. Then again, a few things have come up in the past weeks, including an inflamed shoulder that required a bit of a knitting vacation and a serious massage, and a little fluffy rabbit named Ganache that I'm adopting from the House Rabbit Society.

My very exasperated bun, Ganache

Needless to say, the knitting progress has suffered. Nonetheless, here's what's been on my needles as of late:



First up is the
Effortless Cardigan designed by Hannah Fettig, that I'm knitting with the Tumblr gals. Basically, I'm a sucker for MadelineTosh yarns so it's definitely been a pleasure to knit. I'm past the subtle waist shaping and now finishing the length of the cardi body. And this sweater truly is a breeze, ignoring the fact that I hate purling these long rows. Seriously, I've taken against purling. Moving on.



The other WIP is
Hermione's Everyday Socks designed by Dreams in Fiber, that I'm knitting in the most gorgeous sock yarn ever: Neighborhood Fiber Company's studio sock yarn in the Bloomingdale colorway. Basically, this plummy-peachy colorway is perfection, and the fact that it's lovingly dyed in DC makes my heart even warmer. The only problem with these socks is that they're distracting me from sweater knitting. The typical complaints, of course.

The socks are a product of serious startitis, and I'm realizing that my eyes are bigger than my knitting needles, lately. There's so much I want to knit and so much yarn I'd like to buy, that I simply give up, hide underneath a blanket on the sofa watching Pride and Prejudice on repeat, and forget knitting altogether. What do you do when knitting fatigue sets in?

And psst, check out Tami's Amis for even more Work in Progress Wednesday action!

Happy knitting!
xx

16 comments:

~RaenWa~ said...

Your sweater is coming along nicely. I love the colors in your sock yarn it reminds me of sunsets.

Alexandra said...

What a cute little rabbit! Your sweater and socks are going to be lovely :)

When I have lots of projects started I don't know which one to knit first. So I start making lists and planning, figuring out how long each one will take, then I go look at my stash, etc.. Of course, I'm sure that if I spent that time knitting, instead of just thinking about knitting, I would have a lot more FOs ;)

Unforth said...

Love the colors!

Gertie said...

That cardigan is gonna look great when you've finished it, cheers for the link,its been added to my queue :-)

Gorgeous colour sock yarn.

Cute looking rabbit.

Tami Klockau said...

I love love love your sweater so far! IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

Affiknitty said...

The bunny is so cute! I've had my eye on that sweater so I'll look forward to seeing yours as you work on it. Do take a break from knitting if you need it though. You don't want to make that shoulder worse. It will all get done eventually!

Mujercita said...

Those socks are beautiful. Also, the rabbit is adorable and I want to cuddle him/her SO badly. Give the bunny an earscratch for me?

Marushka C. said...

Ganache is adorable -- what a great name, too. All your projects are beautiful (LOVE the sweater), but you keep making me want to go to the LYS despite all my yarn dieting intentions!

Kathleen said...

The colours in those socks are making me sigh, they're so jewel-beautiful! And OMG, Ganache! He's adorable. :D

Aimee said...

The Effortless Cardi is in my queue-- can't wait to see how yours turns out. Cute bunny!

Delusional Knitter said...

Cute bun! We have bunnies, they are fun. Love the sock yarn, it really is an awesome color!! Nice sweater, I'll have to look up that pattern, I've been looking for another sweater pattern.

wrchili said...

Your new bunny is adorable! I love that yarn you are using for your socks. The color is gorgeous! I've felt like you before. Sometimes just looking at all the stuff in my knitting bag exhausts me, and I decide to watch tv or take a nap instead. It's really frustrating, because it usually happens on days when I plan on getting a lot done.

SillyLittleLady said...

Love the cardigan! It's going to look great :D

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Excuse me while I go squeal *BUNNY!*

Ok, I'm back and will admire the pretty colors now.

g-girl said...

SO jealous that you adopted a bunny! how is ganache doing? :) the socks look great!

Tink's Spin said...

cute bunny, I had a rabbit named thumber, he lived over 6 yreas he was so sweet.