WIP Wednesday

It’s certainly not Wednesday and I do know that despite the blurring of time that’s happening as we’re prepping for my sister’s wedding this weekend.  But the camera disappeared yesterday and WIP Wednesday* is so much better than TIHF Thursday**.

*Work In Progress

**Things I Haven’t Finished


Cabled Wristwarmers


I’ve got one PS red project on the needles: Stulpen (scroll down for English), done top-down and with a hole instead of a thumb to minimize bulk when I’m writing on a table. I’m 2/3 of the way done the cable on the second and if I can get that done tonight, I should be able to auto-pilot myself through the rest of the ribbing before the end of the month. My sister’s wedding is this weekend, but if I can just get to a mindless part of the pattern I’m all set to finish these on time.

I think I did fingerless mitts the last time there was a red/pink phase of Project Spectrum. Probably mental suggestion: red = fire = warm fingers.

Yarn: Fleece Artist Basic Merino Socks

On a blue baby quilt from my babyhood as I get ready for the blue phase of Project Spectrum


Minimalist Cardigan


I’ve been slowly working along on this for the summer, the first sweater in pieces I’ve done in years. I love the simplicity of double moss stitch, and am really looking forward to having the simplicity of this cardigan to throw on in fall.

Pattern: Minimalist Cardigan, Interweave Knits

Yarn: Andean Silk in olive


skirt in progress


A kicky pleated skirt from “Sew What: Skirts!” languishing because of an unusually cold summer. It’s hard to remember to work on it when there’s no weather in which to wear it. 8 months in a row of colder than average temperatures is starting to get old.

Also, I’ve discovered that I’m not a sewing gal by nature – you can’t cuddle with it on the couch while the family watches something and it’s noisy. I still like sewing. It’s just not something that works into my day easily.

All of this inspired by the parade of WIPs each week on GailV’s blog.


9 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. Annie says:

    I’m the same way about sewing, though I learned it long before knitting. I have to have yards to time to work on my sewing. Maybe I should think about my mending in the same cozy way I think about knitting?

  2. livnletlrn says:

    Sheesh…I realized yesterday that I haven’t knit a stitch since Sunday. Such is life when dh and I are both rocking our work worlds. I don’t mind too much because we think of it as making hay while the sun shines. The slower work times will come soon enough and the knitting will still be there.

    Love the yarn on your Stulpen.

    BTW, what’s with that triathlon video? I think there was magic in it and it has me under its spell. Yesterday it made me 😉 do Dance Dance Revolution in the morning and take a brisk walk in the afternoon, both with my dau. Laughable from a triathlete’s perspective, to be sure, but for a terribly overwt 42-y.o., that’s a decent amount of exercise 2 days in a row and it feels good. 🙂 And…AND!…I did not nibble goodies from dh’s bakery. NOT ONE! Huge, luscious blackberries as a tasty treat instead.

  3. celticcaston says:

    ohhhh minimalist is one of the sweaters I wish I was knitting right now, perfect fall attire.
    I hear ya on the cold summer, what gives??

  4. Jen says:

    I hear you on the sewing, Sarah. I really enjoy sewing, but getting everything out and set up is an Ordeal. It is much, much easier to have a knitting project in a basket in the corner that you can pick up and and poke away at bit by bit every day.

    I have no pics on my blog (my camera doesn’t speak Linux and I keep forgetting to remind R-to translate) but speaking of FOs I made a duvet cover for Emmett’s new room that I am fairly proud of.

    Good luck with the wedding!!!!

  5. Lisa says:

    I like everything, but especially the idea of posting work in progress to keep it “progressing.”

    As to your skirt and “It’s hard to remember to work on it when there’s no weather in which to wear it.” Must be time for the world’s hippest librarian to take his wife on a European jaunt again so you can wear it? How about, say, Spain or Portugal this time?? Didn’t you just make a great orange thing that would go with it, too??

    Quote for you from Ann Hood’s “The Knitting Circle” [my reveiw is on Good Reads] “all that was missing [she thought] was everything else.” Sorry, I’ve got it on cd, so don’t have a page number.

  6. inadvertentfarmer says:

    Now I’m a sewing gal by nature…it takes so much less patience to whip out a dress or skirt in a couple of hours than it does to sit and knit…stitch by stitch…you inspire me to slow down. I used to knit and crochet as a younger person, I may have to try again, your lovely creations give me cause! Kim

  7. nicolaknits says:

    I love those wristwarmers and the richness of the colour – beautiful. I agree with you about sewing – sometimes you just want something portable.

  8. GailV says:

    Oh, I like “Things I Haven’t Finished” Thursday. It’s offbeat.

    I love the wristwarmers — such a warm, rich color — and the cardigan is lovely. But that skirt fabric is FABULOUS and I am seriously envious about it.

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