Wips of glory


This is one of my WIPs this week! YEAH! Today my goal is to work on weaving in ends and hopefully finish that by this evening. At six I am going with my mom to buy needles I need for the lapis so I want to have this done so I can start Lapis right away with no guilt necessary! The KAL’s goal was to finish by the 31st of march so I am golden, and really happy with that. I started this on February 8th. Not too shabby.

I am so happy that it looks okay. It definitely differs from the original pattern but in the end it worked. The extra collar stitches I worked made it form a more circular neckline, which is fine with me. I’m so happy, I keep jumping up and down (not kidding). This is my first cardigan and wow, it fits BEAUTIFULLY! If i do say so myself.

I have two other things I’ve been working on today though. 1 is another  pair of Camp Out Mitts. Yes, I’ve already finished the first and not even shown them to you yet!


I knit my first pair up in 2 days but the colors are NUTS! I love them for at home but not for at work, where i dress more…professionally than rainbow. So I cast these on so that I can have them as my travel knitting (Lapis is worked off a huge cone,  not practical) and in about 30 minutes I’ve almost finished the top band. Love it. I’m going to do a post with both pairs though so here’s just a sneak peak of the other pair:

Crazy right?

My other WIP is of course the Lapis. I finally found that size 5 needles get me gauge and I decided to go with the red yarn I bought, which is elann Soie Bambou. I am slightly paranoid about yardage (it only came in giant cones) so I keep checking the stock on the website 😛 there was 19 left when I ordered and still 17 now so I think I will be okay IF I need to order more.


I did a circular swatch so my gauge for in the round would be accurate, although honestly my flat / round stockinette hardly differs at all in tension. The silver yarn is very flashy but I think the red has it’s own sort of luminescence as well. I like the slightly tighter fabric of the red and I think it is a bit more similar to Kessa’s original yarn choice so I’ve decided that’s the one I will be using. I’m naming my project Ruby or Garnet, to go with the theme of Kessa’s Lapis title.

WHEW! Okay, so that’s what I’m working on. I think I’ve got to start posting about things in their own posts and more frequently, instead of a couple of times a week I just dump project on you. Whoops!

Go check out everyone else’s too, of course, at Tami’s Amis.


12 thoughts on “Wips of glory

  1. Woah, seriously? That is your first cardigan? I can hardly believe it! It looks beautiful, it’s no wonder you are so excited to wear it. Wear it proudly! I’m also personally a fan of the crazy mitts, they are bursting with character!

    • Well I did try to knit a FAIL of a cardigan about 6 years ago? But it did not fit at all and since then I’ve completely quit knitting for a year or two and re started! I don’t count it because it was never really finished or EVER worn…and i don’t know where it is, or a lot of my old projects are, anymore 😦 This is my first full sized finished garment, actually, now that I think about it. wow!!!
      I love the mitts too. They keep my fingers warm so I can knit more 🙂

  2. Your Larch is coming together beautifully! It looks so comfy and well fitted. And I really do like the red you chose for Lapis (and the names!). Looking forward to seeing how it knits up!

    • Thanks 🙂 It’s all done minus the button now!

      Oh good 🙂 Me too. I seriously cannot wait to start already! I went to three separate LYS’s yesterday and they all closed like minutes before I got there. I was so disappointed so I am going early today to make sure I get what I need no matter WHAT! I’m impatient!

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