I decided something recently. I should never ever ev-er be allowed to have more than 3 WIP’s going at one time. That’s not to say I haven’t indulged my bad habits in the past, but I’m attempting (emphasis on that last word) to change my evil ways. I’m turning over a new leaf in my desire to simplify my life because, ultimately, simplicity is what I’m seeking and needing most right now. Though I absolutely abhor odd numbers, 3 seems like just the right amount: 1 test knit (that rchrispy is a busy girl writing her patterns & such!), 1 Warm Woolies project, and 1 WIP which should most preferably be a UFO that needs finishing. It’s the perfect amount of challenge, mixed with simple but karmically fulfilling, mixed with the sense of satisfaction that only comes from finishing a project (finally!). So three it is.
And the current roundup?
#1: Pink Fluffy a.k.a. Bell-Sleeved Scoop-Neck Top from Glam Knits by Stefanie Japel (on Ravelry here). I’m using the suggested yarn – Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri – and it is oh so soft I swear I may never take it off once I put it on that first time. If I could marry a yarn, this would probably be it. Except it’s such a little bitch sometimes that I almost broke off our relationship, but luckily I came to my senses. The body is finished and it just needs sleeves and a neckline. I wanted to magic loop the sleeves but I didn’t have the right length and size of circs so I ordered a few interchangeable needles from Knit Picks which are in the mail as I type. This will also give me a feel for their interchangeable needles and help me decide if I want to buy a whole set or not. The gal at my LYS suggested I borrow them from somebody before committing to the whole set, but I don’t know anyone that has any. Then Maryse posted about buying a couple needle tips and a couple cables to go with them and I figured – genius! So I totally copied her :) Thanks Maryse!
#2: Mystery Sweater for Warm Woolies (on Ravelry here). I’ve finished the hem pattern and am now in the straight stockinette portion. I love the color of this yarn and I almost wish it was going to be for me (are you even surprised?)! Sometimes mindless stockinette can be so soothing and I’m really glad that I have something in this stage right now so I can just pick it up whenever and knit a few rows without thinking too hard.
#3: Secrety Squirrel Test Knit for rchrispy. Sorry guys, no Ravelry linkies or pics to show. But it’s in rotation and I’m working on it. You probably won’t see it for a year (that’s my deadline) but I’m sure I’ll bring it up now and then. Just ’cause I can. ‘Nuff said.
And because I’m the biggest work-in-progress of all, here’s our new toy (if you think it’s cool to call instruments of torture, toys). Yep. We gots us a treadmill. I took the inaugural run last night (and then proceeded to bike 4 miles with R. Darling while he ran some trails) and spent some more time on there this afternoon. My bikini better appreciate all the hard work I’m putting in.
So what are you working on?