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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WIP Wednesday

WIPs, where to start.  For those of you who aren't familiar with knitting terms, a WIP is a Work in Progress, ie the thing that sits in your knitting bag, glaring at you balefully as you cast on yet another quick crochet project.  I have a selection of WIPs: an Owl blanket for Hattie's 3rd birthday; a jumper inspired by the Killing;  a quilt made up of 300 hexipuffs, 80 down, 220 to go; a pair of socks that I started in the cinema, and which have the worst ribbing known to humankind; a Paper Dolls jumper that I love dearly, but as it is fine grey wool, I just can't bring myself to work on and a Vine Yoke cardigan.

The Vine Yoke Cardigan is my favourite WIP, and I am nearly finished with it.  It is knitted all in one piece and is a very clever construction by my favourite designer, Ysolda Teague.  Thanks to a pattern reading error, I am making it in stocking stitch, rather than garter, and in the most beautiful of all the yarns, Malabrigo Worsted Merino.  The photograph below doesn't do it justice frankly.

The finished jumper will make me look taller, thinner and will flatter my hair and complexion, while making me wittier, a better knitter and a more interesting writer.  Is it any wonder these things never get finished?

This is my first entry to a blog-along, which doesn't sound like a thing, but apparently is, called A Year of Projects.  The people running it on Ravelry started back in August, so I'm hopping in at the middle and will see what happens.  My list for this year, which for me will be running until the end of February next year, is all the WIPs listed at the top, as well as four patterns from my queue: Rusted Root, Hedgehog Mittens, Lucy's birthday Starburst Flower Blanket and Idlewood.  I can't see anything going wrong with all that, can you?


  1. Welcome aboard to the YOP year, its always great having new members. I really like your projects and the yoke cardigan in particular is a real favourite.

  2. With luck with your projects, this looks amazing so far.

    Here's my WIP:

  3. Mmmmm .... malabrigo. I could just look at that all day long. I hope it lives up to all your expectations when it's finished :)

  4. Your cardigan is lovely! I'm sure it will do all those things plus keep you warm:)

  5. Wonderful projects..welcome to the YOP! despite misreading the pattern, I think I prefer your stockinette stitch to the garter..I need to find a jumper that makes me into superwoman also!