I knit and knit and knit and spin and spin and spin and for so long, seemed to have nothing to show for the effort.  My fingers made the fiber go round and round for days, weeks even, with little progress made.  I stopped taking progress photos because they looked the same, day after day.

Or so it seemed.

Then suddenly one day, I had this!


And this!


And this!


Progress is being made after all. But I am re-learning a lesson I learned long ago and then let go by the wayside.  Try to keep to two, or at the most, three WIPs.  More than that, and even though I knit diligently on all, progress is slow.  I need the gratification of a finished object now and then.

Right now I have a mitten and a half, half a sock, half a shawl, and half a scarf on the needles.

So I won’t be casting on anything new until I get my WIPs under control.  Which should not be too long now – look at the progress I am making!

And of course I WILL start a new spin. I’m looking through my fiber stash in my mind to see what will be next. But I am knitting on that mitten while I ponder it. 😀

Look, I finished something!


Bobbi’s mitts are complete and ready to deliver!  Click the link to see the notes.  I wrote out the whole pattern, feel free to take and make your own.


They can be worn cuffed or uncuffed.  Cable design on hand back, 2 x2 ribbing on palm.



I might have to make some for myself someday.  🙂


Here’s the whole set her lucky daughter is getting for her birthday:




Between this and a couple of hats that I will ship out tomorrow, my fiber spending money is in pretty good shape.  I’ll call to set up spinning lessons this weekend.  🙂



Other knitting includes the Danse Macabre MKAL – if you are in that and don’t want to see my slow progress, avert your eyes now.  🙂





Very hard for a variety of reasons to get a good photo of this, and I didn’t feel like taking it off the needle to spread out for the full effect.  Maybe when I get caught up.  I love how the silver beads sparkle in the bright blue.  🙂


Loads of garter stitch and beads so far – the third clue just came out and I have barely begun the second, hope to catch up this weekend.

Harriet and Maluka are still in progress and worked on regularly if not steadily – they are coming along but look about the same as last time you saw them.

I had only a half day today (got all my hours in early in this crazy week) so I am going to head off and knit now.  Have a wonderful Friday!


At last – pair number 21 is complete.  they took a long time because I added hats to the knitting WIP pile, and so even though I knit every day, I didn’t knit as much on socks as I had been.

Also, the yarn is a tiny bit thinner than the Tosh Sock I have knit so muchof this year, and I think my brain could just not get around the difference – lots more rows!

Anyway – they are done, they are lovely, I am so glad I have them.  I love the colors (Cloudlover’s Peacock) and how they blend to look like a watercolor design.  I will wear these socks a lot this winter.


Of course, I right away cast on the next pair (#22) which are the ones for my coworker.  They will be in Sun Rose by Tosh Sock (back to the comfort zone, right?) and I will get photos of them along the way.  Because they aren’t for me and I don’t have the recipient’s foot handy, I will use lifelines, and get her to slip them on now and then during the process.  Which I hope will not be another month like the last pair.  Really?  A month?  I WAS slow on that pair.

more socks!

sws #9

Finished pair 9, pair ten is on the needles. Both at once. Let’s see if I can do this. I see the benefit of it, but it feels slow, and I miss my tiny little needle. But this is May, and the Knitting Sarah has a challenge for us, to do something different. And she has fantabulous prizes to encourage us to grow. Dang I hate that. 🙂 So. New method, new pattern. And solid colored yarn, although that part was planned a while ago, I just moved it up the queue a pair or two. I’ll make the rainbow socks next. Maybe. I just ordered SIX skeins of Tosh Sock yarn that should be here soon. Might upset my queue a bit. 🙂

sws #10 begin

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