Works In Progress Update

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d catch you up on all the projects I’ve been working on.

First, I’ve been LOVING the Big and Little Beanie Bags from Jimmy Beans Wool.

The little bags are more like samplers to give you a taste of different yarns, and entice you to buy the full skeins, which I often do! I’ve totally fallen in love with Madelinetosh yarn after my first Beanie Bag and have a bunch of skeins sitting in my craft room waiting for me to find something to make with them.

The Big Beanie Bags give you almost 200 yds of yarn in total, so while they’re also a sampler,  you can make some pretty substantial projects with that sample yardage.

These have definitely kept me in yarn this summer!

So, the projects I’ve either completed (minus the blocking),  or am currently working on are:

Fall-colored Fingerless Gloves from the May Big Beanie Bag

Striped Fingerlss Gloves in brown, orange and tan

Striped Drawstring Cowl from the June Big Beanie Bag

Knit Cowl in Gray, White and Dark Brown

Brioche Cowl from the July Big Beanie Bag

Knitted Brioche Cowl in Gray, Purple and Pink

Asymmetrical Striped Scarflet from the August Big Beanie Bag

Asymmetrical Scarflet in Blue, Maroon and Gray

Still working on this one. Will probably finish it next week.

Poppy Stole

I’m also working on a large shawl/shoulder wrap from Universal Yarns called the Poppy Stole. I’m making mine in an ice blue-gray color called “Sky Light” to go with a dress I have.

A knitted lightweight stole with a diamond motif in silver gray yarn

It’s a long project. I think I started it back in the spring, shortly after my last update and I’m still working on it. It’s not a complicated pattern, but it’s one where you have to keep looking at the diagram for each row, and it’s made with sport-weight yarn, so it takes about 7 rows to make an inch and it’s going to be 60 inches when it’s done. So I usually can only do about 20 rows before I need to take a break.

But I have to say, I LOVE the yarn! This is why I want to make this shawl so badly. Not only is pattern beautiful but this yarn is a delight to touch. So, I’m soldiering on, determined the finish this by the holidays.

Wish me luck! 🙂








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