Jan 8, 2014

WIP | Knitting Storm

This region, like many others in the US, has been battered and blasted with a wave of snow, high winds and bitter cold.

While the pundits argue about whether any records have been broken, I've done the only rational things a knitter can do. I avoided going out unless it was crucial, and after work, I tried to spend as much time as possible with my knitting.

I'm tackling a few small experimental knits that are fast, easy and fun. I'll tell you more about them soon.

Meanwhile like any sane knitter, I'm wearing a warm pair of fingerless mitts and the matching cowl is snuggled around my neck. I'm carrying the Color Check afghan from room to room, so I can wrap up in it as soon as I sit down.

I'm also steadily weaving ends on the reversible Breidan afghan I finished assembling an hour before midnight on New Year's Eve. As I've confessed before, the joining and weaving tasks aren't difficult, but they take patience, focus and discipline for me to do them right and well.

In other words, the afghan is progressing ... slowly. Here's how it looked during the three-needle assembly phase.

Wherever you are, I hope you are safe, warm and dry. Hopefully, you're also knitting up a storm.

It's WIP Wednesday again, so visit Frontier DreamsSmall Things and Tami's Amis. 


  1. I can't wait to hear more about your experimental knits!

  2. Oh you are a productive toasty knitter! I must say, I have a stack of items that require some very basic weaving in, just lounging next to my bed. I just want to knit, it's pathetic. The afghan looks beautiful with the contrast joining!

  3. Same here with the weather:) It was colder in my hometown on Monday than it was in Antarctica! Love it when folks post about works in progress. It's fun to get a sneak peak.

  4. Your afghan looks like it is coming along very nicely! I bet those fingerless gloves are coming in handy with that weather. Happy New Year!

  5. I feel cozy just looking at your pictures and your list of WIPS!

  6. Is it bad that I kind of wish we had bad weather so I had an excuse to sit at home and knit? Except, that's very selfish (and we are bitterly cold but have wonderful sunshine) so I appreciate the good weather.

    I approve of your activities though :)


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