WIP Wednesday: Haruni III

Sometimes, when asked, I will do commissions. However I’ve discovered with this shawl that my limit on doing patterns is 3, unless there is plenty of time between the one before and the new one. But seriously, the same shawl, 3 times, in one year? It’s killing me. Slowly.

The first Haruni I made was back in May for my cousin. I made mine in September. Now I’ve been commissioned for a third, due to be done in April. It’s not a calendar year but it’s still a year. I don’t mind because I’m doing this for a friend but I will not make another Haruni for a long time after this.

I love knitting lace. I just don’t like knitting with white because I’m paranoid that I’m going to spill something on the shawl that I can’t fix and argggg.

FO Friday: Van Dyke Socks

Technically my socks are done, even if I’m not entirely happy with the length of the leg. I knew I should have measured them before I started the ribbing! It’s about the same length as my other pair of dark green socks, maybe a little longer. Eventually I’ll get tired of them being short and add length. I need to do that to Mom’s socks too…

Pattern: Van Dyke Socks by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Kettle Dyed in Ivy
Needle: 2.25mm

As always, these were done 2-at-a-time. I’ve got a goal to work out of my sock books more and this pair is working towards that.

WIP Wednesday: Gable Mitts

New month, new projects. The first thing I started this month was a pair of fingerless mitts from my book Twist & Knit by Miriam Felton. The only thing I’ve made out of this book so far was my Axel socks. Eventually I want to make all of the patterns in the book.

These mitts taught me a new cast on and are done differently from what I’m used to. I’m used to going from the cuff to the fingers and this pattern is done the opposite way. It’s a challenge but fun.