Sigh. I have too many WIPs going on. I realize that, even as last week I cast on my first pair of Cookie A. socks. It’s time to get some work done.
My main focus right now is the monkey (pictures to follow after gifting). I spent almost all of yesterday working on her and managed to finish knitting all the pieces and sewing most of them together. I have one leg left, and I have to make her a dress. I’m thinking something short and ruffly.
The other WIPs are as follows:
- Ellington Socks by Cookie A
- Leaf Evolution Mystery KAL by Tetiana Otruta
- Double Bump Dishcloth by Missy Angus
- A Thneed by me!
- Simple Fingerless Mitts by Tinksdarkerside
- Sport Weight Toe-Up Socks with Gusset Heel (5/15/07) by Wendy D. Johnson
- Linen Stitch to the Rescue by Audrey Knight
- very simple garter stitch shawl by Annmarie Aquino
- An Aran for Frederick by Kathleen Dames
- the beekeeper’s quilt by tiny owl knits
- Knit-a-Long 12″ Afghan Square: Waffle Stitch by Waco Knitters
- Some kind of shawl for mom
First priority is the monkey. The birthday girl’s big day is approaching quickly, so I want to get that to her parents in plenty of time. After that, I’m thinking of making May and June my wrap-up months. I’m going to finish all my small WIPs and work on mom’s shawl. I’m actually thinking of using mom’s yarn for the mystery KAL. Tetiana Oruta has beautiful designs, so I’m sure this shawl is no different. Plus, I’ve been having a hard time sticking to a pattern with this yarn. We’ll see.
So, the plan is this: follow the clues to work on mom’s shawl throughout this month and into next. I should be done by mid-June, then, with that WIP. In between, I’ll finish Dad’s sock, do the very last repeat on the dishcloth (sad how long that’s taken, really), start and finish the second mitt, finish the Ellington socks, finish the simple garter shawl, and do the KAL square.
The projects that won’t get done in a month will be the beekeeper’s quilt (I’m an optimist, but a realist; 500 is way too many for 2 months), Ken’s sweater, the linen stitch scarf, and the Thneed. I have to have the Thneed done in time for Christmas, so I have some wiggle room there. I also need to design and make a Fair Isle hat, preferably double-knit (gulp) by August. That’s why I really want to crank the smaller projects out, so I have time to work on that.
It’ll be good to get some projects off my needles! I’ve run out of project baskets and bags.
What are you working on?