Works in Progress-October 2017

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.


Architexture Scarf Knitting Kit by Jennifer Weissman Craftsy
  1. 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. 
    Cloche Hat
    Lucy Hat Pattern by Carina Spencer

    Lucy Hat Pattern by Carina Spencer.
  2. 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!

    Susie Rogers
    Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts
  3. 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.

    Giant Ball of Yarn
    Instant Gratification Scarf
  4. 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
    Baby Gifts
  5. 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.


Pink Shawl-Lionbrand Shawl in a Ball on a Kromski Harp

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.

Pumpkin Art Yarn
Pumpkin Art Yarn
Knitting into a Pumpkin


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.

10 thoughts on “Works in Progress-October 2017”

  1. I would love to learn how to use a loom. Your projects are beautiful and it amazes me how you can take a ball of yarn and turn it into something useful and pretty.

    1. Thank you Danielle! You must be a kindred spirit! I have been seeing some absolutely beautiful crochet patterns lately. I love projects that use both knitting and crochet.

    1. You should! It’s great for so many reasons. It is my stress relief and creative outlet. It is great for making your own gifts as well.

    1. Thank you Catherine!! The hat was a joy to knit! I really enjoyed the pattern. I am thinking about knitting it again in navy blue!

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