WIP Wednesday, 12/23/09

It’s been a busy few weeks! Even though we try to keep Christmas low key it still takes a lot of time to decorate and wrap gifts. Buying gifts took very little time at all – it was very well planned and done in the early morning hours.

There has been a bit of knitting, plus I have the last shipment of Shakespeare in Lace 2009 to show you.

1. Birnam Wood – set aside so I could finish Christmas gifts.

2. Fakeisle Socks – moving along still, maybe a bit slower than before as I’ve been working on other things. Both socks are at the start of the heel flap now.

Fakeisle Socks

3. Ulmus the 2nd, Almost the Same as the 1st – I planned to make this the same as mine, only smaller. However, I clearly was going to run out of Serengeti (the variegated color) so I had to mix it up and knit the patterned rows in the brown. I’m still happy with how it’s turning out.

Ulmus the Second

4. Korknisse – Hey look it’s distraction knitting! This cute little pattern has been on my radar for a long time. This week I was restless enough with my other projects to give it a go. It’s definitely quick and easy; these little guys just need their eyes and mouths drawn on.

Korknisse

Finally, it’s the last shipment of Shakespeare in Lace for 2009. Please imagine the yarn as a deep purple. My camera thinks it’s more of an indigo. The pattern is the Rosalind Shawl by Sivia Harding. The design is based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Ulmus the Second

It looks like it will be fun to knit, but I can’t even think of starting it until I finish up Birnam Wood. If you’d like to see more photos of the shawl there are some lovely ones on Flickr.

3 Responses to “WIP Wednesday, 12/23/09”

  1. Anne Says:

    Fun projects – I’m glad you are doing another Ulmus because I dearly love that color combo. Yah.. Rosalind – another yarn that’s impossible to photograph correctly, eh?

  2. Mom Says:

    I just looked at a bunch of Korknisse on line – they’re so cute Sis ! Some of them have hangers so you can put them on the tree . Darling .

  3. Terri Says:

    I put those cork guys in my quese some time ago. This is what I will be knitting New Year’s Eve. I wonder if they work with champagne corks?

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