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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday (with photos!)

Happy Wednesday!

I have a couple of WIPs to show off today...but don't get confused when you see two of them. They're WIPs; they just look like FOs. I promise they're actually WIPs!

Anyway, let's get on with it :)

Little Man's Vest (link to Project Page)
Pattern: Vested Baby Boy by Scarlet Taylor
Yarn: Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme in Ecru and Spring Green
Needles: US #8 (5 mm) and US #9 (5.5 mm)

This is the back side of the vest. I'm making it a bit larger than what the pattern dictates because I'm using larger needles and different weight yarn. Right now, it's measuring about 30" across (and the front should measure about the same) so in order to compensate for the width, I'm adding probably 3" to the length. It's about 8" long right now and I'm just getting ready to start the armhole decreases. I was only going to go til 7" before the armhole decreases...but I forgot what I was doing and it wound up being 8" and I'd rather not rip back. I don't think it's going to affect the FO too much. 

Mama's Vanilla Socks (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Something up in my head - using the heel flap from Hermione's Everyday Socks, a V Heel,  and the Double Gusset Heel Decrease for my decreases
Yarn: htNEVELE Sock in Parrot Fish
Needles: US #1 (2.25 mm)

Don't be fooled. This is not a FO...I know, it looks finished but it's only half a pair so it's still a WIP. I finished the first sock up last week and started the second sock before our Knitting Mama retreat. I worked on it a bit while we were there and I'm probably 3" into the leg of the second sock right now. 

Eat Your Monkey Socks (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Sun Valley Fibers MCN Fingering in Eat Your Greens
Needles: US #1.5 (2.25 mm)

Again, don't be fooled! This is still a WIP. I finished the first sock this past Saturday evening while on our Knitting Mama retreat. I had to wait until all the small munchkins were in bed before I could Kitchener the toe but it was worth it. I'm currently in the midst of my first repeat of the pattern on my second sock and it seems to be going much faster than the first one :)

Anyway, I was a moron and only took two photos from the weekend. I'll have to talk to one of the other mamas as she took many more photos (with a better camera). One of the two photos I took, however, was an adorable photo of Little Man....

We took a walk from the house we were staying in to the nearby town. It sounds like it was a long walk through the wilderness but honestly, it was less than a half-mile away. Maybe a little longer. We went down a path and over a walking bridge (over the Russian River) and we were in town. 

For more WIP Wednesday fun, you can visit Tami :)


  1. You son is adorable! Look at that smile:)
    Your socks are lovely and the vest is going to be fantastic.

  2. Lovely projects! The vest looks awesome.

  3. He has grown so much!!! Such a cutie patoootie.
    Great WIPs in the works.

  4. Beautiful WIPs, good luck with second socks!!!