For the last little while (maybe a year or so) I have been dealing with a lot. Everything has had to be very fluid, no schedules because things can change just like that. Everyday brings something new and my last minute reorganizing skills have had a real workout. I feel like the guy with the plates spinning on the top of the sticks. I’ve got to keep everything in motion or it will all fall apart. I’m afraid things are starting to get like that with my knitting. I’ve got more things on the needles than I usually do and a few UFOs that are weighing heavily on my mind. But with my freshly honed skills I am handling it better than I usually would.
After the drama of the sock I was working on the week before last I decided to cast on a simple stockinette sock and just enjoy the round and round of it. It was the perfect compliment to last week when I read as many blogs as I could squeeze into my limited free time. The yarn is Trekking XXL. The ball band is missing but I think it’s color 91 which is a red and blue. It isn’t anywhere near as pink as it looks in the photo.
I have cast on and knit about 30 rows of Celestarium. The pattern is really well written and so far I’m enjoying it a lot. See the beads? I’ll try to get a better photo when I can spread it a little better without having stitches pop off the needle. The yarn is Misti Alpaca hand paint lace in ceniza aka LP43.
Just because I haven’t knit a row or even removed it from it’s project bag doesn’t mean I’m not working on it, in my mind. I have been mulling over what to do with the Steampunkery Socks and I have come to a decision. The plan is to tink back to the ribbing, add one more row of ribbing and carry on with the pattern. I think the biggest problem I am having is I am doing all the crazy new to me stitches on the purl row. I’ve never done these stitches on the knit row so doing them backwards on the purl row isn’t working so well. I think doing the first sock on the knit side first and then doing the second sock on the purl side is the smarter way to handle this.
I might be feeling just a little twitchy seeing all these projects laid out here all at once. If you’d like to read more WIP Wednesday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.