I've been doing photo updates for my Ravelry account, and it would seem that my WIP count has gotten a wee bit out of control! Here's a rundown, keeping in mind that there are also spinning, embroidery and sewing projects lurking about the place. Here are the yarny things, in order of age.
Sock yarn granny blanket:
Progress being made here. This is a very long-term project, of course. The balls of yarn in the photo are the scraps waiting to be crocheted into squares.
Slow but sure. I've just about memorized the pattern for the leaves, so they are quite quick when I'm working on them. I'm not particularly looking forward to the toe-up sock, though, so I'm not in any great rush.
Haven't touched them since Knit Nation. I'll pick them up again once I've gotten the total count down a bit.
Leaf on the Wind Shawl:
Again, haven't touched this in ages. It's an enormous garter stitch square to begin with, so it's pretty mindless. If I can find a sturdy project bag I may make this my handbag project once the current socks are done.
Generic woven scarf. The yarn is outrageously sticky, so I only work on it until it annoys me too much. I may spend this weekend ploughing through to see how much I can get done.
Love it, just haven't had the mental energy to work on it of late. It's pretty complicated, with patterning on both sides. I want to get it right!
Lacy Grey Socks:
Nearly done! I love them to pieces.
Mum's Catkin Shawl:
I'm not sure about this. I don't think the yarn is right for the pattern, plus I'm not enjoying the pattern all that much. We'll see how it looks in a month or so.
When this grows up it'll be another Bordello Cowl, this time for me. This is only a weekend's worth of knitting, so I hope to get it done soon.
Remember my need for black sock yarn? Well, I ran out of knitting while visiting family and ended up in an unfamiliar yarn store. The lovely lady who runs it had just finished unpacking a shipment of sock yarn, including some in black. It was destiny. These are eventually going to have big cables and lace running down them. Very snazzy.
Last but not least, the Monkey socks I cast on for my vacation project. I always like to have a travel project that doesn't require a pattern or much thought, so these were perfect. Plus it's my second-oldest sock yarn.