Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A Race to the FO Line

I am expecting to get 3 of my WIPs to cross the finish line here within the next 2 weeks or so. Here are the leaders:

Currently leading the pack is the February Baby Sweater from EZ's Knitter's Almanac. This is for a co-worker who is expecting a baby girl in April. I can't show you exactly how much is done, but let's say the odds for this to win are pretty darn good (ok, I just have buttons to sew on).

Next up in second place is Beau, for my hubby. I'm not using the 'real' pattern for this sweater, but instead trying to mimic the stitch pattern using a basic crewneck pattern. Beau is a sleeve and some seaming away from being the champ.

But don't count out Cables in Chamonix, who has had a remarkable run lately. There was a minor setback last week when about 10" of the body had to be frogged (it was way too big). Although progress doesn't look great, expect this knit to get some extra attention in the coming week.

A few other WIPs are struggling as they made it just on the needles, but we should expect some progress and improvement on them once these top three are out of the race.

PS. I mentioned a while ago that we are going out west in early May. Well, I just realized that we will be gone during Maryland Sheep & Wool. Clearly I had a major brain fart in scheduling. I live 30 minutes from the Howard County Fairgrounds. Doh!


  1. Ra, Ra, Re, kick them in the knee!

    Ra, Ra, Ras, kick them in the...other knee!

    Good Luck finishing your WIP! I am rooting for you!


  2. Anonymous9:39 AM

    Very impressive- Can't wait to see the FOs! You asked me about my ball winder after my last post, and I think I got it and my skiff (is that the name?- the big umbrella like thing that you put a skein on) from knit picks. I went cheap and got the metal skiff, but they work fine. I have to guide the yarn in my hand, but it's still easier than winding a ball by hand. Good luck finishing up!

  3. I love the color you chose for Cables in Chamonix! I actually just finished that same sweater myself, and I think you were smart to adapt the pattern to top down--there was a lot of finishing that needed to be done:) I can't wait to see the end result!

  4. Anonymous9:31 AM

    They are all gorgeous! You should win some kind of knitting award!

  5. Oh it all looks so scrumptious. We'll see who wins. :)


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