Work in progress projects, also known as WIPs, is something I’ve been spending most of my time on. I made it a goal this year to complete all my WIPs that I currently have on all my needles, and I’m struggling to not start any new projects. I had seven WIPs when I wrote the Knitting Resolutions, Old and New post and now I’m down to five.
I was really hoping to get some knitting in during my week long vacation in Sayulita, Mexico. Unfortunately, I wasn’t planning on checking my bag so I couldn’t bring my knitting with me. Tip: Don’t take knitting needles in your carry-on when leaving Mexico. They will take them from you.
The streets in Sayulita are flooded with yarn art. There are vibrant neon pom poms on every corner, macrame magical, madness being sold everywhere, and breathtaking Huichol yarn art on bull skulls. I was invited to a macrame and natural dye class next week, but sadly I leave on Sunday. Seeing yarn being utilized in so many different ways only makes me miss my knitting needles even more. With all the yarn inspiration I’m receiving from this beautiful town, I will be recharged to finish up all my WIPs upon my return.
Listed in no particular order, here are my WIPs:
Ribbed Watch Cap & Beanie by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas: This is my first time knitting on size US 1 needles, and I’m not going to lie, it’s taking forever. I’m about five inches in and I can already tell it’s going to be worth all the effort and time. I’m knitting the Ribbed Watch Cap in Woolfolk Tynd, which is the softest merino yarn I’ve had the pleasure of knitting with.
Beatnik by Norah Gaughan: This is one dreamy cable sweater and I still can’t believe it’s a free pattern. I’m a little over halfway done with the back, which means I still have the front and two sleeves to knit. I keep jumping back and forth between this project and the Ribbed Watch Cap, which is probably why this is also taking so long. I do love watching this project grow and I can’t wait until it’s finished.
© Julie Hoover
Cerus Scarf by Hilary Smith Callis: The Cerus III caught my attention last year when I was trying to come up with gift ideas. Once I deciphered the mods on this particular project I realized I wouldn’t have it completed until the following year (this year). It’s currently in a tiny swatch status.
Kalaloch by Andrea Rangel: My ambitiousness gets in my way at times. I wanted to finish these leggings last year before going to Iceland, but realistically I didn’t have the time. I made a few mods to the pattern, and I’m almost done with one of the legs. I’m currently wishing I made them into shorts so I could wear them now.
Here are a few projects our staff members are currently working on:
© Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood
Oleya: Elmont by Julie Hoover in Woolfolk Sno and Tynd
Keli: Sizzle Pop by Lesley Anne Robinson in Madelinetosh TML in Astrid Grey and Glass Bottom Boat
Lacey: Tolt Folded Bag by Veronika Jobe in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Sweatshirt (Free pattern!)