First Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday

I have resolved to blog more about knitting so I will be doing Tami’s WIP Wednesday and Finished Object Friday when I can. Lately, I haven’t been knitting too much and to be honest, the last project I did, I hated. Rarely do I hate the end result as much as I did this Andrea’s Shawl I was working on. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault really, mostly it was one of the yarns. Anyway, I have something else on my needles now.

The Garter Yoke Cardigan from Knit.1 Fall/Winter 2008. I wanted to make this for a long time. I can’t even remember why. I finally got a copy of the pattern. Here’s my tiny amount of progress:

WIP 21/03/2012

I started this project last week, and I usually knit faster than this, but I’ve been doing other things lately so I haven’t been knitting as much.

I am using Patons Classic Wool. I got it on sale at Michaels the other week. I noticed that Patons changed their yardage so now you get twenty less yards per skein. Three of the skeins I got still have the old yardage, but this change is Patons way of adjusting for higher wool prices. I don’t dislike Patons, but to be honest, I do feel I should just save up and buy better wool. When it goes on sale, it is very cheap and affordable, but now with the shortened yardage, I will probably not buy this yarn for pullovers anymore.

I have been struggling not to buy yarn these days as there has been a Crazy Zauberball calling my name. I shouldn’t since my yarn stash is overflowing. I can’t live beyond my yarn means especially given my tenuous situation. Is the yarn calling and you must say no?

Since I am a knitting monogamist, that’s it for me this week. The weather is warmer so I am less sitting around knitting and more cleaning and exploring.

Have a good rest of the week.

For more WIP Wednesday posts, go to Tami’s Amis.

6 thoughts to “First Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday”

  1. I really like the color of the yarn you’re using! I don’t find Paton’s to be all that bad. Certainly, there are “better” wools, but in a pinch, it gets the job done!

    1. Hi Michelle! I don’t find it bad either, and I’ve made lots of projects with it. I do think it is a workhorse yarn. Though, I am thinking maybe I should invest more for sweaters I will wear? Thanks for the comment.

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