WIP ’em out

I had a bit of a cast on extravaganza this past week.

First up were these socks in yarn I bought (and loved) 3 years ago.

plied together sock startI special-ordered the bump from glblf and got it Navajo plied from Plied Together after I fell in love with a pair of socks in my Friends feed.  If it wasn’t for the Personal Mystery Sock Yarn Club I still wouldn’t have started these.  Since they’re handspun they’re a bit thicker than regular sock yarn so they’re knitting up quickly.

Then I CO these socks out of Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Berry Gnomey colorway.

gnome acres socks startPink, purple, white and a splash of blue.  Love them.  They feel so thin after working on the handspun socks.

And then to keep in interesting I started a pair of mittens.

wood hollow mittens - one doneThese are the Wood Hollow mittens out of some Cascade 220.  I have mixed feelings about the yarn – the color is great but it’s a quatro colorway and I think the speckliness takes away from the cables a bit.

I’m through the ribbing on mitten #2 and hope to be done this weekend.

So that’s it – three new projects from stash yarn to fill my beginning of year knitting.  I only finished 3 projects in 2014 and that bothers me – I want more to show for it – so I’m making more deliberate decisions with my WIPs.

What projects did you start?

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

12 thoughts on “WIP ’em out

    • thanks! i’m really happy with that handspun yarn. i was afraid it might be too plumpy, but i’m getting around 7.5-8 spi so i’m happy :)

    • thanks for the comment on the mittens! i need a little push to get them done. you would think that 22 degrees this morning would do it but alas, it did not 😉

  1. Yay to a cast on party! A new year is an excellent reason to knit on with abandon.
    Love the socks and the mitt.
    The handspun socks are especially fantastic. I too added sock yarn that had been sitting in my stash not getting the love they deserve. This KAL was the perfect way to knit them up.

  2. I think that the cable is big enough in the mittens that the yarn doesn’t overwhelm it.

    As for those handspun socks…. I’m a wee bit jealous. Clearly I need to get to spinning again so I can have my own!

    • Thanks for the support on the mittens. Either way they’ll be warm and that’s definitely a goal right now!

      Now go spin some yarn so you can have pretty socks!

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