Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Work-In-Progress Wednesday #17

Happy Wednesday-before-Christmas, everybody! It's getting close... Thankfully, both of the cowls I wrote about last WIP Wednesday are finished now (you'll see them on Friday!) and I am moving right along on holiday knits. I finished up a secret design, too, which is good since I have two more of those I need to bust out by January. (Incidentally, if you are interested in test knitting a cowl made from two colorways of worsted or aran weight yarn and can probably get it done in a couple of weeks, please e-mail me at shoelaceswitcher at gmail dot com. I might be able to provide some yarn.) But anywhow, onto this week's WIPs!

BMFA Socks that Rock Mediumweight, colorway Aubergenious
This is the Uproar buttoned cuff pattern by Hunter Hammerson. She knit her version with worsted weight yarn on size 1 needles, and I have no idea how she did that! She must have fingers of steel. I went with sport weight yarn on size 2 needles for mine and I think they are plenty dense enough. This picture is a fun illustration of the magic of blocking, too. Now I just have to block the bottom cuff, weave in ends, and add buttons! I love these for three reasons: 1) relatively quick to make, 2) simple enough but still interesting and pretty, and 3) only took 24 grams of yarn ( less than 60 yards) so they are  perfect for using up the leftovers from socks (which this yarn was). They're also a little addicting... I'm plotting more of these.

Beach-y Beribboned:
Cephalopod Yarns Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay
This is yet another pair of my Beribboned Wrists pattern. I've had lots of requests for a pair of these and they really do make great gifts: simple to make, pretty to wear. I've been hosting a Beribboned KAL on Ravelry that has been somewhat disappointingly quiet, but if you feel the urge to whip up a pair (or a Beribboned Hat), there's still time to join! The end date is 12/31/12, at which point I will draw from among the participants for a winner of a $20 gift certificate to either Cephalopod Yarns or The Verdant Gryphon. So far only one person besides myself has finished a pair, so I'd say your odds of winning would be pretty darn good! If you join the KAL, create a project page, and finish at least one mitt you will be entered in the drawing. Come play! :)

And be sure to check out other lovely WIPs this Wednesday!


  1. That color for the wrists is amazing. I don't have time to make more or I would totally enter. And those cuffs are amazing. I love the cables. Sometimes I wonder how designers come up with such pretty designs.

  2. Hooray for finishing presents! I've only managed to get together one out of seven gifts so far... But there is still time, right? I love the socks, the color!

  3. Oooo. I love the colors you're using. They're so different, yet, I'd wear them both!


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