What I’m Working On Right Now: 4 WIPs

I don’t know how it happened but I’ve currently got four projects on my needles. I like to switch between different projects based on what the pattern requires of me. So here’s a look at what I’m currently working on right now.
Guthrie 2.0!
After I separated for sleeves I put this one back in my project bag. It’s temporarily on hold so I could start my next test knit.
Rumo Test Knit
I’m working on a garter stitch open cardigan test knit. I decided to go with this yummy black cherry color Berroco Vintage yarn I had in my stash. I also decided to use this test knit to try out square needles.
Square needles
I heard that square needles can be easier on the joints and I occassionaly get soreness in my right wrist due to a little cyst I’ve had for years. So I’m always open to trying something new. I feel like I don’t get fatigued as quickly using these but I’ll keep going and see how I feel about them. They are on sale through early September on KnitPicks, so I may order myself the set.
Rainbow Askews Me shawl
And with all that talk about rainbows I decided to start a rainbow Askews Me Shawl for myself. Brioche knitting it like mindless knitting to me now so after doing tons of garter stitch on my test knit I like a little break from that and brioche is a great palette cleanser. I asked my Mom what she wanted me to knit her this year and she said she wouldn’t mind a shawl/wrap so I’ve got to figure out what color combo and pattern I want to make for her, I have a feeling it will be something brioche too. And my fourth project? That’s still my squares blanket. I toss that in my purse and carry it with me and work on it bit by bit.

This has been a great week, I visited friends, museums, snuggled dogs, knit and really recharged myself. Next week I start prepping for school!

13 Replies to “What I’m Working On Right Now: 4 WIPs”

  1. For your wrist- Blue Emu in a tube, cheaper at Walmart. I keep it in my knitting bag in a plastic zip bag, use on my lower yhumb joints. I’m 70- works pretty well with daily turmeric. Beautiful WIPs!

    1. Ooooh I’ll try Blue Emu for sure, there’s a Walmart down the street from me. Thank you!

  2. I love the colors you picked on both your first and this one – very different and beautiful in their own right Would Guthrie be a good pattern for a new-ish colorwork knitter? I’ve done some simple colorwork hats and mittens but not a colorwork sweater. I’m drawn to this pattern for several reasons. TIA for any advice!

    1. I think Guthrie or Tecumseh (both by the same designer) are easy colorwork patterns. I had only ever done one baby hat prior to trying a sweater so you’ve got more experience than me. You can do it!!

  3. Gorgeous Guthrie! Interested to hear how the square needles work for you. And… Any ideas you have on keeping multiple yarn colors untangled? To me, that’s the hardest part of an intarsia project — endless unwinding the tangled up skeins after I’ve gotten absorbed in the pattern and didn’t take time to straighten out as I go.

    1. It helps when I remember to use those little grommets in my yarn bags to thread the yarn through and keep it neat…if I remember to do that 😂

  4. Love the colors of your Guthrie and that black cherry yarn! Wow! Beautiful!

  5. Interesting post today! Love all of your WIPS! The colors are gorgeous and suited for you. The girls are lucky to have a Mummy who knits for them. My fur baby goes without until I finish two sweaters for Rhinebeck. Keep on knitting and inspiring me!

  6. Wooohhhooo!!!! SUPER-excited!!! Can’t wait to see the rainbow Askew Me! Thanks for the tip on the KnitPick interchangeables!

  7. You’re my knitting shero. Everything you knit encourages me to keep my needles going. Thanks so much for your blog.

  8. If I have four WIPs going at once, there’s a 99% chance that three of the four are hats, and the fourth is a baby blanket (Anne Hanson’s Honey Baby) for my baby who is no longer a baby, because he will have you know that he is five years old and a big boy. 🙂 Your sweater knitting amazes the living daylights out of me.

  9. Guthrie is looking fabulous! Love the color of the Vintage Berocco. Your helper looks very dedicated.

  10. Please let us know what you think of the square needles. I am having lots of trouble with my hands. I do find Aspercreme helpful and try to knit with a brace on my left hand.

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