Currently in the Queue: I Need More Hands

Have you seen this t-shirt in the Shelli Can shop? I feel like I need more hands so that I could knit while doing other things.
I’m knitting a lot and also getting super excited about things I want to make so I thought I’d map out what’s current in the queue and what’s coming up:

  • FINISHED: Nothing since the Rose Gold Togue Pond Tank but I’m only midway through July so I’ve got time to create a few finished objects before the month is over.
  • IN PROGRESS: This is where things get interesting. I’ve currently got 3 projects on my needles right now!!
    • A secret test knit. I can only show you the color palette pictured above. It’s a pullover and it has 3 colors. I went with a heathered blue color, a rusty pumpkin shade and then a soft peach. I kind of love the mix and can’t wait to see the finished object on me. I’m almost finished with the body and hope to be finished by Sunday night.
    • A sweater for my sister, Anne. I’m working on a super cozy and soft yellow cardigan for my sister Anne to take to her freezing office. It’s a bulky knit and is working up quickly but I stopped to get this test knit finished.
    • My pieces blanket. I’m up to 6 squares out of 81. LOL But I love how it’s really a mindless knit that I can pick up whenever I’m in the mood. Oh and thanks for all the tips. I totally plan to seam it as I go along. Once I get 9 blocks in 1 color I’ll seam them together.
  • ANTICIPATING: I didn’t plan on it but I agreed to another test knit! It’s due in early September and it’s by designer Alice Caetano. You may remember the last test knit I did for her was Verso. I always love her construction techniques and it looks like it will be a nice versatile cardigan that I can throw on over anything and I’m doing it in a solid and fairly neutral color (gasp, I know).
  • ON HOLD: My Kangarullover. In the corner of my living room I have a bag filled with that project and the yarn for it. I’d say I’m 60% finished with it but it was one of those projects I needed to take a break from. Maybe I’ll try to finish it off in August.

I should also note I’m really wanting to knit my second Tecumseh but in wool because I have a super full color palette and I have plans for the leftover yarn. I also want to make another Guthrie in long sleeve (but still in cotton) AND I’ve got some other yummy yarns in my stash I want to dig into. Now you see why I want more hands so I can knit all the time?
And in other news, Jellybean is going to dog training over the next month so our evenings are spent working on her sit, stay and come commands. It’s totally cutting into my knitting time but this little ball of sass needs some manners. LOL

6 Replies to “Currently in the Queue: I Need More Hands”

  1. I hear you on the needing more hands front! Instead of more hands, I want that spell that Mrs. Weasley uses that does her knitting, her housework, AND the dishes while she is away! hahahaha! Sounds like you have a lot of WIPs but I saw this and instantly thought I should show you – it’s got brioche, it’s top down, and it reminds me of the six point tee – Check it out! I’d love to see what you could do with this reversible piece!

    1. Oooh it does look like a brioche Six Point tee! I was actually thinking about whether I could do a raglan top down in 2 color brioche…that may be something I try.

  2. I went and looked at the Recto verso t, but I couldn’t tell if it could be knit in 2 colors, as al the projects were solid. That would be a fun and versatile project if it could be 2 colors. And right up your alley.

    1. yeah I looked too and it looks like it’s just 1 color, so like fisherman’s rib. Which I surprisingly don’t like to do. I’ve found another cool pattern that does 2 color that I may try soon.

  3. I just imagined Jellybean at dog training classes – she must be so adorable learning her manners! 🙂

    1. She is stubborn 😂 and spends the first 30 minutes trying to get me to pick her up and carry her away!

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