Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I'm pretty sure everything I showed you two weeks ago is still on the needles (except Scaled Armor, which needs its loads of finishing work), but do you think that has stopped me? HA! The Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup is a fun but scary beast. I must always start and finish new projects every month to get points for Slytherin! Slytherin will be getting very many points from me this term. :D

These are all projects I've started in the last week or so. I have gotten surprisingly far on them in very little time while still keeping up with school. It helps that I can knit through the lecture I TA for, I suppose. :) Or that I can read and knit mindlessly on a few of them. This one isn't really a mindless one. It's perfect for procrastination. It's the Textured Shawl Recipe in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Worsted. I am nuts about this color (Nebula)! I want to live in it!

These are the beginning of some stash-busting legwarmers from a Jane Richmond pattern. They have been knit almost entirely in the lecture I mentioned. I started them yesterday.

And these I started two weeks ago, so they are the eldest of these projects. Socks for John. I improvised a pattern using a toe-up heel flap. I'm finishing gusset decreases and the heel seems to have worked. I did the short-rows of the heel-turn backwards, though. Live and learn! In any case, they fit.

Have you ever knit elastic into the cuff of a sock before? John requested it in these and all future socks. I think I know what to do (just hold the elastic with the yarn for the last few rows and bind-off), but I'd love any advice you can give me!

For more WIP Wednesday posts, go to Tami's Amis! Oh, and the Downton KAL wraps up today with a post over at luvinthemommyhood if you want to see all the gorgeous knits from it. You can see a sneak-peek of my Downton Cowl. :)


  1. wowza! you're a speedy one. and what a fantastic thing, getting more points for your house for starting and finishing projects within the month. why have i not heard of this? ;) i knit an arbutus in the nebula colourway for a girlfriend, and yah i totally get what you mean about the colour. it's STUNNING! beautiful work! xo

    1. Thanks! Maybe not as speedy as you! :) Yes, the House Cup is enormously motivating! You'd probably rack up loads of points for all your market knitting. ;)


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