Thursday, June 24, 2010

WIPs march of shame (part two)

OK, so I completed my Pioneer, and showed it to you last post, taking one WIP out of the list, a very good thing. I have made a deal with myself that for every TWO projects I get off the needles, I can cast on ONE new project. Theoretically, this should help me get all the old projects off the needles because even if I start and finish a new project, I'll have to finish an old project as well to begin another new project... This is what I tell myself. Because I finished my clapotis and my pioneer, I got to cast on for something new. I chose something quick so that I would be forced to return to the old WIPs... aren't you proud of me?


These are Aran Isle Slippers (rav link) by Jennifer Lang. I made them from Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the color Calypso Heather. I used just over one 50g ball, so they don't take much yarn at all. The pattern is a bit fiddly because of all of the picking up stitches and seaming. The Wool of the Andes is pretty fuzzy for plain wool (no mohair) so the cable pattern doesn't really pop out, but they do keep my feet pretty warm in my cold apartment. They are sized pretty small I think. The women's size says it fits a 7.5 shoe size, which is what I am, but they are very snug.

That project was finished very quickly, and now I am forced to turn my attention back to the old WIPs. The next-oldest one I have to show you is mind-numbing and may break my will.


This is my OpArt Blanket and it's only about 20% finished. It's done completely in garter stitch and it gets bigger every round until there are 888 stitches in the last round. Right now, it's taking me about 25 minutes to knit one round... It's not even made out of good yarn. It's made of cheap Caron One Pound acrylic that I wanted to use up. I love how this blanket looks, but the inanity of it may push me over the edge. Needless to say, this is not the WIP I am currently working on... More WIP shame to come soon.


  1. I gave up on the Op Art blanket pretty early in, so to see you've gotten that far with it proves that you have much more knitting tenacity than I. Commendation is due.

  2. Is it big enough to be a baby blanket yet? then it is finnished. Or create a checkered pattern with slipped stitches for one of the rounds - when I get to the "oh my gosh this is going on forever" point - I insert a k3 yo k2tog row - or something else that I tink up = then go back to the slow part. Or just decide it is a baby blanket....