Wednesday WIPs

I’m back to having three projects on the needles!

First is my Drops cardigan, which I’m knitting out of yarn hand dyed by my friend Alissa of Headknits. I started this over the summer and then set it aside for some Halloween knitting. At this point, the back and fronts are done and I am working on the collar piece. The sleeves are also started, but I wanted to get the collar done before I did any more on them. I am very happy with how this is turning out – can’t wait to wear it!!

Next is the last pair of gift mittens for this year – Flombre mitts for my Mom. These are to go with the Flombre hat I made her earlier this year as part of the Knitsonik colorwork KAL. I just have the barest start on the first mitten, but I feel like these are going to go somewhat quicker than the last two pairs I made. The pattern is pretty repetitive, so hopefully I can get these done this year.

And the last WIP is my Just Beachy shawl, which I started in August of 2021, but then – you guessed it – put it aside to do some Halloween knitting. I’m noticing a trend here. Maybe I need to not start big projects in later summer? Anyway, with only a little time spend figuring out where I left off, I’m back at it. So lesson learned to me – if you are going to put something aside, probably for some Halloween knitting (and I think we can assume that I am going to do that), at least take good notes about where you left off. It’s almost at the halfway point, so also hoping this can be done by the end of the month. I do love the yarn colors and it is a nifty patter, so I’m looking forward to wearing this one too πŸ™‚

What are you working on right now, and how is it going?

18 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs

    1. Thank you! Can’t wait to see your cardi-vest finished! Hoods are boring to knit – they are usually a lot bigger than it seems like they should be. They they do make sweaters or sweatshirts a lot warmer πŸ™‚

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  1. These all look great! I’m mostly working on a shawl right now, but I have to decide if I want to rip back a row that I did wrong (I started the lace pattern a couple rows early) or just keep going and adjust the lace ever so slightly to make it work. I haven’t figured out which option I like best yet.

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    1. Thank you! That’s always an interesting dilemma – looking forward to seeing which way you go with it πŸ™‚ I usually go with just adjusting to make stuff work myself πŸ™‚ Unless it will be really noticeable!


      1. I decided to just keep going. I’ve already added extra rows to make the shawl larger, so it’s not like the stitch count will be accurate for me anyway. πŸ˜‰ It’s not going to be something that anyone except me notices (and I’m not sure I’ll even be able to tell!)

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      2. Good plan! You will not notice at all, I bet. I had a shawl I made a while ago that had a major error in it that I then fudged a fix. I have to really hunt to find it, and no one else has ever mentioned it πŸ™‚


      3. I don’t think I will notice at all! (And certainly no one else will.) Though actually, I may need to end the edging early, too, because I don’t think I left myself enough yarn to finish all of the lace edging as written. Oh well! I still like the way it’s looking so far.

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