WIPs for March

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

WIPs for March
Originally uploaded by The Prolific Knitter.
There has been a little bit of knitting around these parts, lately. Largely I knit in the morning, to help wake up, and while I'm catching up with folks in the knittychat. I am really trying to be gentle with myself, as my mood has improved greatly (no doubt due to the sunshine and occasional email from an English man friend) and I don't want to do anything to sabotage that. I'm still job-hunting, and as sick as it sounds, it makes me happy to hear that others out there are having the same issues. I was starting to wonder if I smelled funny or something! Now I know it's just the market and the field I'm in. All the same, I'm staying positive about my prospects. After all, I'm in a field I love, that's good, right?

Anyway, you're here for the knitting. On the left is the Swallowtail shawl from Interweave Knits' Fall 2006. The yarn is something I picked up on sale at Angel Hair; Karabella Vintage Cotton. It's a rich coffee color with a lot of depth. Would I describe it as "fun to knit with?" Not really. The end product is going to be so pretty (for my mom) that it's worth it. I'm through 8 repeats of the second chart, so 6 more to go and then I start the nupp bits.

On the right, we have some Rowan Calmer. I am really in love with this yarn. I actually CRIED a little I was so happy with how wonderfully it knits! Here is something with the spring and softness of wool... but no wool! Now if only I could afford it for every project, and also, they need an Aran weight. Just sayin'. I am knitting Blaze from Knitty. I like the long, scoop neck as I have lovely shoulders and a long neck. I am worried how it will traverse my bust, but I'm not going through what some other bloggers have and put short-rows and all that and it STILL not fit "perfectly." I just want it to fit, look nice, and be comfortable. It does not need to become my daily uniform. =)

I also have a pair of socks on the needles, as usual, in Lisa Souza Sock! which has wool. Sock yarn is really the only thing I'm having a hard time giving up. I have been eyeing that Panda Cotton, but I really don't want to spend any money right now, so it will have to wait. I'll just knit up the other 30 pairs' worth between now and full-time-job-land!

(Remember, you don't have to make the right decision every time, for the rest of your life. It is normal to screw up and oversleep, not reply to an email quickly, or eat too many calories. You just make each decision as it comes...)


Crystal Palace Yarns said...

HI Bronyn,

We're looking for a few knitters to test knit some socks in our new Corn Fiber yarn: Maizy. It's a cousin to our Panda Cotton (corn and elastic fiber).

We'll trade you two balls of Panda Cotton and a set of CPY DP needles for a single sock knit in MAIZY.

Are you interested?

Send me an email at

Susan at CPY