FO: Finished Object. What a pleasing phrase for a knitter!
“Brickless” by Martina Behm, available on Ravelry here. It calls for 580 yards of Yowza – Whatta Skein! by Miss Babs, an indie dyer. Actually she was at the first Sock Summit in Portland, OR where I bought the yarn I used for this project – but mine was “Twisted” from Blue Moon Fiber Arts in colorway “Thraven”.
WIP: Work In Progress: another pleasing phrase, because it implies it is actually underway and headed for the finish line, unlike the UFO (Unfinished Object) which was started and then sadly abandoned. I just started my first Color Affection shawl 6 days ago, and am into the third and final section with 3 colors and short rows. This has been on my to-do list for a couple of years, and last October I purchased some yarn from another indie dyer, Marian of Marianated Yarns, that is perfect. It is her fingering weight yarn called Scrumptious — a blend of 80% superwash Merino / 10% Cashmere and 10% nylon with 435 yards in 100 gram skeins.
OK, the colors are a bit of a departure for me, but I think I am going to like it. I say Color Affection #1 because I can already tell there will be more in my future – that’s why some folks call it “Color Affliction” or “Color Addiction”. There are more than 10,000 projects on Ravelry for this pattern and I am not making that up.
I am on hiatus from more active daily pursuits, due to having an outpatient micro-surgery last Tuesday to deal with a herniated disk between my 2 lower lumber vertebrae (actually the bigger problem is that those 2 vertebrae have slipped out of alignment…). Doing OK except for muscle spasms in my, um, posterior, which are making life a tad difficult for now.
So I have turned my attention to several UFO’s which may become WIP’s once again – and as you can see, started some new ones too!