Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday: I would like to share with you the most amazing WIP

Hello!  My name is Elder Twit.  And I would like to share with you the most amazing WIP.  It has so many awesome colors.  You simply won't believe how many short rows there are in there.  This WIP will change your life...this WIP will change your life...this WIP will change your life!


So I saw 'Book of Mormon' last night.  Can you tell?  Or did you think I had suddenly become incredibly hyperbolic?  And you can't even see the jazz hands I'm doing right now.  It was a good night.

Aside from the singing and dancing Mormon amazingness, I discovered that a night at the theater is a prime location for knitting appreciation from strangers.  In the fifteen minutes or so that I passed the time before being let into our seats by knitting a row or two of my Fruit Loopy Shawl, no fewer than three people asked me what I was working on and complimenting me on the colors.  The power of the rainbow.

I'm officially halfway through the pattern, which is just as well as I am halfway through the yarn I'm using for it.  I'm really enjoying it, because it's so simple and very easy to memorize.  I like the ruffle effect of the short rows as well.

I also did some swatching in the past week, but unfortunately I undid it all before thinking to take a picture.  I've joined a cowl swap, which is pretty much what it sounds like, so I'm trying to decide on a cowl.  I was thinking of adapting the bunny cable in this pattern, and tried it in a tweedy alpaca and some spare Lustra I had.  Unfortunately, the alpaca lost the definition of the cable, and the Lustra just wasn't the look I was going for.  Nevermind, I'll make bunnies another time.  Perhaps a cowl for myself covered in NaNoWriMo plot bunnies?

Magical October has begun, and with the first event over, I'm looking forward to the weekend.  Maybe the long drive will give me enough time to finish the second half of this shawl, so I can start on the cowl that I have decided to knit.

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