Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIPs Wednesday 5/21

So this week I have been working on my OWL, my mission, and finishing up a pair of socks.  I had two good hours while I was waiting for my oil change to work on my Dr. Who scarf.  I have 17 finished stripes and am currently working on the 18th.
I received many compliments on the scarf colors, when I told them it was the Dr. Who scarf, not a single person had heard of Dr. Who.  I was shocked. I guess when you hang out with people who are in to so many fandoms it is strange when there are people who have never heard of them.  I get that many people may not know about the specific scarf, but to have never heard of the show at all seems crazy to me!  

I also cast on my first true colorwork project.  I have been avoiding trying it out because it just seemed too intimidating.  I am doing a swap where we make different items each month for our partner and at the end of the year we give them a big box of handmade goodies.  My partner likes colorwork mitts, so I decided to give it a try.
Winter Twilight Mitts by Laura Rintala in Cascade Yarns Heritage solids in black and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi - Violet rainbow
I am not attempting to hold the yarn in a special way, but am just twisting the yarns on the inside when I switch.  I keep trying them on to make sure my floats are not too tight.  

Last but not least I have been working on my Chiron socks.  I am to the middle of the foot so they should be finished today or tomorrow!

I've been trying to knit on my Adrift for most of the week.  I am 32 rows away from knitting the sleeves.  Once the sleeves are done I'll be at the halfway point!

Other than my sweater, I have an HO.  I just finished the first Van Gogh sock and am about to cast on the second sock.


  1. I wouldn't have heard of Dr. Who without various friends being in fandoms and posting about it on Facebook, so I can see how people would have never heard of it. It's the same with Game of Thrones and Duck Dynasty. I don't generally watch TV and really rely on Facebook for cultural information. Now as for Dora, I could tell you anything you need to know.

    1. Yeah we hang out with people who love all the fandoms so we hear about it all. I suppose it is different when you have tiny children running around :-)

  2. Hi! I absolutely love the title of your blog. I am now going to stalk your posts. :-)
    Btw, I'm Texaninalaska. :-)))))) I can't wait to see how your mitts come out; colorwork scares me!

    1. Thank you! We really had to think for awhile for a name that really described us perfectly. The mitts are for my Mission, so I will definitely be more motivated to finish them even though the colorwork scares me too.