11.08.22 Project "Progress" underway

It feels good to have a plan.  I find myself more at peace and inspired to work on my WIPs.  I have continued to study my "45" and have soft plans forming in my mind.

Before froggin'

After (proof shot)
The frog pile:

In my last post, I discussed 4 projects with the lowest scores and were voted off the island.  The best part of frogging is regaining the needles and cables.  The worst part was the colorwork sweater.  Ugh...sticky wool/silk yarn combined with crossing colorwork made for slow progress.  If I didn't like the yarn so much, I would have cut and run.  Some of the yarn will be part of an upcoming swap and some will be released back into the wild (of my stash). one project will be given away (mittens)       can't bear to frog it.
                                                                            5 Done!

The project continues 
The Winner Pile:
Next I looked at the top group  - the highest scores.  By definition/theory these should be my best candidates for finishing.

THE 45 - first to be finished

Chevron Lace Alpaca Shawl
History:  This was a group project/KAL inspired by a trip to Vogue Knitting Live in January 2011.  My friends and I saw this pattern in the marketplace and after a trip to Lion Brand Studio we were all set with our yarn choice. Only a few inches from the finishing, I did not have enough yarn and put this down to consider my options.  Since some of us used the same colors but in different combinations, my friend Susan B would have some leftovers in the color I needed and generously offered to gave to me.    Waiting for her to finish, I moved on.  She gave the extra months ago, I forgot about it, then yarn and project got separated.

Status:   Finished

Also finished this weekend from Active WIPs:

Amiga Cardigan Project details here
Yarn: Brooks Farm Ellie (From Maryland Sheep and Wool)

Kindle Case Project details here
Yarn: Ultra Alpaca by Berroco (leftovers in stash)

Grapevines Beret Project details here
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport


  1. It must feel very good to shrink you works in progress list.

    You still haven't shown the knitters that you keep working in your basement .... :-) kidding, of course. I now you are fast. Inspiring.

  2. I just love this blog! I have decided to add to my projects, but have also deleted a number of them that (1)will hopefully never fit me and (2)have ceased inspiring me. Frogging can feel really good - but man, you are one fast knitter!:)