Thursday, December 13, 2007

Frogging. And a FO. And Another WIP.

On Saturday, I had a big frogging session. Many of the projects I frogged had never even made it to the Ravelry notebook or the blog. Here's a list of what bit the dust: a mistake-stitch rib scarf, a plain stockinette sock in Knit Picks Memories, the Retro Redux shrug, Fifi, the Jawbreaker cardi, a Brea bag, the Beaded Rib socks. It was really liberating, not to have all these half-finished things lying about.

Some longstanding WIPs were spared the frog pond: the Must Have Cardigan, Lady Eleanor, the Cherry Bomb Rib and Cable socks, and a pair of Helgi's mittens.

Step Two: finish WIPs. I did finish one thing. Or two little things, to be exact.

These are a pair of mittens for J, made in Plymouth Encore Worsted using Ann Budd's basic mitten pattern. Not much more to say about them than that. They're red, so he's happy with them.

And here's a pretty fabulous project in the works. It's the Luxe Neck Warmer from Knit 2 Together. The yarn is Artfibers Ming and it was a gift from Preeti. Really, there is no way to overstate the extreme loveliness of this yarn. Soft doesn't begin to describe it. The color is really unbelievably saturated and rich.

I'm having a little love affair with teal right now.

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Blogger Helen said...

Mmmm, teal.

7:19 PM  
Blogger whitney said...

Oooh, that is a really lovely teal!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous teal! I find myself being drawn to that color lately as well.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Sulafaye said...

Can I touch it? It looks so scrumptious, color and everything! YUM! PS Congrats on the purge...

9:21 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I love that teal!

9:30 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Hi[ hip hooray for red mittens!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

yay preeti! i agree with sulafaye, the softness of the yarn really shows in that picture.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

the mitts look so cozy! that must have felt good - frogging all those projects!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Those mitts are adorable! Cute pic.
Also, the teal? SWOON.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Frogging makes you feel so free sometimes. Ming is an unbelievable yarn. Yum

1:08 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Good for you! A little housecleaning is good for the creative muse. The mittens seem to have pleased their recipient. And that neckwarmer is going to be a real treat. Mmmm.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Good god, lady, that's gorgeous. *drool*

10:56 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Yep...I visited that frogpond, too. Although it was a little bit painful the feeling afterward was wonderful. In fact, it was so wonderful that it is going to be my new yearly tradition - whatever isn't finished by December will be frogged so I can have a clean slate in January. I'm thinking November will be a busy knitting month going forward :-)

9:31 AM  
Blogger MRS MJW said...

cute cute mittens.

12:03 AM  

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