Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday

I interrupt my week of finishes for a WIP post. I had hoped that all the gifts that need to be made would be on the needles/hooks for this post but there is a pair of fingerless mitts and a pair of socks that haven't been started yet. Yikes. Anyway, here's most of what's left to make.

For some reason, this sock has been ignored a lot this week. I finally did the heel earlier today. I altered the pattern to do the Fish Lips Kiss heel. And I think I will only have to do 6 pattern repeats, instead of the seven the pattern suggests to get to the toe. My row gauge is a little off on this one, which makes for a longer sock. And now that the pattern is only worked on the top of the foot, it is knitting up a little quicker. Pattern is Embossed Leaves.

Using leftovers from my daughter's cardigan, I finally cast on the matching hat I said I would make her. This has been my travel/ meeting knitting this week. Using this free pattern as a guide.

The Side Squiggles sweater for my son now has one sleeve attached.

And the second one is started. 

The scarf for my niece is growing nicely.

And after attempting 4 different patterns and 2 different yarns, I think I have finally settled on a cowl pattern I like. The yarn is a pale green and almost impossible to photograph. I'm hoping it will knit up quick. Pattern is the Straightforward Cowl.

And I have a few sewing projects lined up. Two more Poochie bags and the little stack of half square triangle blocks will become a pillow very soon. And the mountain pattern peaking out? That is my reward once I'm finished all the gifts.  You can find the pattern here and is only for sale this month. I couldn't resist.

What have you been working on this week? Are you still busy making gifts? Or have you given up and braved the stores?

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