May 2, 20181122 views

[Ongoing] Show & Tell: WIPs

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Calling all yarnies!
We want to see your works in progress, UFO’s (unfinished objects), FO’s (finished objects) and everything in between.
To share your project, comment below with a picture and as much info as you’d like. Feel free to describe materials you're using and any relevant links.
Happy knitting! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on.

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Ladydee59, EsQue, and 5 others
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beautiful
Wow!
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Enjoyed my Through the Loops Mystery Knit Along!!
Leapatti
Beautiful!!
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hand-dyed fine merino yarn from @petitboucles, using a Clover Amore 2 hook, crochet
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my friend wanted no baby colors in the afghan so I went with neon but the colors aren't showing up correctly
rpartheymuller
Very cute :)
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A Scraptastic Adventure!
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HappyCreationsCrochet
Nice! How big is this (dimensions)?
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This is on a queen size bed. Its roughy 80 inches across using worsted weight and a 5 mm hook.
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My Traveler's Shawl WIP that I've been working on for an embarrassing amount of time. I can't help thinking how many times I would have finished this if I had used the recommended weight yarn. Oh well, I do this to myself...
Mirasol
That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
LOL not going to show my multitude of WIPS. I have as my group on Ravelry says ADDOS (Attention Deficit Disorder ......... Ohhhhhh Shiny.......) I see a new project and oops another WIP enters the pile. Socks, shawls, sweaters, mittens, stuffies .......... nothing is out of bounds. My stash is another thing. I have actually started on my stash offsets (think carbon offsets) and so far I have achieve SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectancy) for my Dad, Mom and three sisters as well as my own SABLE stash. But, I have actually started limiting myself to sock yarn only since it doesn't count as stash (right!?!?!). I did however slip a bit a couple of weeks ago when I found several skeins of Malibrigo fingering yarn at Goodwill for 99 cents a skein. Keep Calm and Keep Knitting (or crocheting).
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I heard it a few times on Ravelry so it has to be true ;) If it isn't i too have a huge problem.
katt
Too funny!! I always say “squirrel” like from the movie UP cuz I have the same issue!!
The only recent FO that I have a photo of is the Dragon Scales Scarf that I made for my best friend. First time, in a very long time, that I have worked a design that was not my own.
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KnitsWithPenguins
very striking scarf!
spice51
Thank you!
That is beautiful!
Gorgeous!
Wow. I make fingerless gloves but nothing like that. Very impressive.
I’m working on a pair of fingerless mittens to improve my stranded / colorwork technique (while getting a jump on making gifts for Xmas!).
I’m using Malabrigo sock in Azul Profundo and Cascade Heritage in white on US0 9”- circulars.
Being diligent about making sure yarns are held for the desired color dominance, and I am trapping floats on the following row to see if that reduces puckering. Beautiful design as always from Erica Heusser. Look at the detail of the bird wing ❤️
Almost at the top - twisted rib and then will use the invisible rib bind-off! Love that bind-off - one of my faves and so clever!
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If you stretch the mitten, you can still see the opposite color peeking through, but I *think* it's not as pronounced as when you trap on the row itself. Well, actually, I'm not sure if it's truly better or if I have just convinced myself it is!
Trapping on the following row is definitely less prone to the situation when you trap the float in the same column on multiple rows. I have done that so many times unintentionally - and then you DEFINITELY see the other color. So annoying!
So here is my take of the Pro's of trapping on the row itself: * Floats seem "tidier" on the back. It's the WS, so maybe no one will ever look at it, but I will - ha ha - so I still notice it. * Easier to keep track of the floats bc you force yourself to trap them as you go along.
Con's: * I think I knit more tightly when I trap on the row itself. The mittens seem less stretchy. This might actually be a plus if you want the knitting to be snugger. * When I trap on the row itself, even when the float is "loose," there is still a pucker on the RS. It's more apparent on the lighter color (which usually for me is the CC). Darker color looks ok. For all I know, there's pucker on the darker color, but I just don't notice it bc the yarn is dark.
Pro's of trapping on the following row: * Seems to have less pucker / tension appearing on the RS (but strangely my overall knitting seems a little less consistent) * Less susceptible to trapping in the same column on successive rows
Con's of trapping on the following row: * I'm used to trapping on the row itself, so when I am supposed to trap on the following row, sometimes I FORGET and then i have knit many rows before I realize it and have super long floats. Boo! I've never ripped back to catch floats I missed, so I just end up tying it down at the end. Totally defeats the purpose of catching the floats in the first place! * Trapped floats look a big jumble
Whoa - I wrote a novel. People's preference might be different if you carry both yarns two-handed (English and Continental) vs always using the same hand. Let me know if this makes sense! Better techniques and feedback always welcome!
(Oh yeah - full confession, I trapped floats on the FOLLOWING ROW in the bottom 1/2 of this mitten and then went to trapping floats on the row itself on the top 1/2 because I wanted the mitten to be a little tighter around the hand. You can see the pucker(or rather, the divot) near the armpit of the birdwing. There... I've confessed. I feel better now!)
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Beautiful!