Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I have three (kinda) Works In Progress at the moment. I don't know how I got to three. Really that's unlike me because I hardly ever have more that two projects that I am working on at a time. But because one is off the needles I suppose that it doesn't count. kinda.

The first one I cast on was a Drops Design Cable Bag. I loved the simplicity of it and could actually picture my self carrying it around so I got the yarn quite a while ago but finally cast on for it last week. I'm telling you Cascade Lana Grande + size 8's = HARD. Not to mention that I needed to increase from 88 stitches to 220! That was just insane. But well worth it. Anyhow I have done two cable repeats so far and I'm really happy with the way it's coming out.

Then yesterday I cast on for the Noro Striped scarf. I know a million people have made this scarf but I just couldn't resist. I love the way it looks with the color changing stripes. The bright colors are fantastic!

Then of course there is the Phiaro. I finally undid all the stitches and wow, that took way longer than I thought it would. I mean you drop a stitch when you are knitting and it seems to slither four or five rows down before you can catch it but when you give them permission to undo them selves they seem to hold on to their spots with all their strength! Anyhow I dropped the stitches and cut carefully down the center and now I'm in the middle of the braiding faze. I have one size done but still have all of side 2 left. sigh. But I won't give up! I have come too far to give up now!!

I'm hoping at the BIG Dubai / Abu Dhabi meeting at the end of the month that I will have some FO's to show off. Fingers crossed.


Jocelyn said...

Ooh I remember that DROPS bag. It was a suggested pattern atthis LJ knit-along community which I never did. Your cables look really nice.

Ah the cursed Noro Scarf. You are tempting me to ditch everything I'm doing and cast on for these. I love your stripes so far.

The Phiaro is looking good. Bring it along on the 30th please?

Lindsay said...

will do! and i'll bring the noro just to tempt you!

Charmaine said...

All of your WIPs look great! I'm sure that they will be FOs before you know it. I can't wait to see your finished Phiaro!

verote said...

j'adore ce foulard depuis que je l'ai vu chez hala mais pas d'explication en francais....