Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A Merry Band of WIPs
There are three projects that I'm working on at the moment: Lelah, The String Bag, and my poor abandoned Central Park Hoodie, which I recently picked up again because (and this is such a ridiculous reason I can't believe this is what made me turn to it again) I was concerned that I was knitting too many projects with cream coloured yarn, and I thought it might get a bit boring, blog-wise. Yup, that's the sad, tiny reason I bothered to rediscover my CPH again. So, here's the status report: CPH: It's been hauled it out of the WIP basket, and I've begun blocking the sleeves: The hood is almost finished. Then the body needs to be blocked, and I need to find a zipper for it- I want it to be a zippered hoodie. So plenty of finishing still to be had on this one. Lelah: Everyone talks about what a fast knit this is. But I bet they weren't using a 4mm needle when they said that. And soon I'll be switching to 3.25 mm needle for the bust portion. This little top is coming along,but at tortise speed. The String Bag: I found a bunch of undyed cotton/ramie in my stash, and, no word of a lie, it begged me to knit it into a shopping bag. It actually pleaded to come on my trips into Chinatown, so that it could be filled with cheap and abundant bok choy, chinese eggplant, spring onions and small boxes of green tea. How could I deny such a request? Look at that, cozying up to the produce already. I couldn't resist it's charms. It's desperation to shop with me (and it's unfussy pattern) mean that it gets to travel around in my purse to be worked on during moments of public transit. I'd be surprised if this one takes more than a week to complete.