I always have multiple works in progress going on. This month I had to drop everything, and start knitting a baby gift that I need by the end of the month. Some of my October projects may get lost to winter hibernation as the holidays near. I am usually working on holiday gifts by now, and am really behind.
- Long Term Project – I am still knitting Architexture by Jennifer Weissman: from Craftsy It’s done in Cloudborn Highland Fingering yarn. You can get the kit from Craftsy, or you can get the pattern by itself from Ravelry.
- Instant Gratification Project – Finished! Carina Spencer’s Lucy Hat done in Lion Brand’s Wool Ease in Cranberry and Oxford Grey. I wish I would have knit the bigger size. The hat fits, but I would like more ear coverage. This pattern is adorable, and it knitted up quickly. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I love the swirl created by the decreases on the top of the hat!
- Fingerless Mitts – I had put this one aside. I started it because I needed a photo for my post 10 Websites for Knitting and Crochet Patterns. This is one of my favorite free patterns-Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts. It is a delightful knit, and I would a pair of these for myself. I am knitting the mitts in Lion Brand Wool Ease-Cranberry.
- Instant Gratification Project-Quick Scarf – This yarn is a giant ball of different kinds of yarn tied together. I am knitting it into a scarf for an amazing family member. It is knit on size 35 needles so it is going pretty fast.
- Baby Gift – I need a baby gift before the end of the month, so I dropped everything and started knitting my favorite baby hat pattern the Umbilical Cord Hat by Jennifer L. Jones. I finished the hat, and now am working on a pair of Beth’s Easy Knit Baby Booties by Beth Koskie to go with it. The yarn is Bernat Satin. I finished the first bootie, and am working on the second one. You can read more about my favorite baby patterns in my post 7 of My Favorite Free Patterns for Babies.
5. Pink Shawl – I am still working on the pink shawl on my Kromski Harp. The yarn is Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball.
6. Pumpkin Art Yarn – I dyed up some Blue Faced Leicester wool in my “dye only” crock-pot using Jacquard Acid Dyes. I gathered every bit of orange wool I could find in my yarn stash and put it in a bin. There were some bits of silk, lovely merino wool, and some copper sparkle. I used my hand cards and made some mini art rolags. I spun a thick and thin yarn and then plied with orange sewing thread. Now I am knitting it into a pumpkin.