Multiple WIPs, oh noes!

I usually have one or two projects at a time; that’s plenty for me. I work better when I’m a bit obsessive. But my two current projects are both stranded colorwork (Dreyma and Katie’s Kep), and that means paying attention to a chart, all the time. Sometimes that’s not possible.

So here we are with brioche again, a perfect multi-tasker project for me. I decided I hadn’t had enough of this color combo yet; Malabrigo Rios in Volcan and Azul Profundo. I gave two friends the previous cowls in this color combo, and I decided I liked it so much I wanted to use it again.

Debbie Braden, one of my Leafy Origami Cowl test knitters, said she was wearing the small cowl as a hat with her ponytail coming out the top. Hmmm. I think I can actually make this close up on top, gracefully. I’ve gone so far as to chart it, and now I have to see if it works in real life. If not, I’ll rip off the top, and finish as a cowl for Mom-in-law. It’s a winner, either way.

Here’s another non-charted project from the weekend. I made a little bow with my other 32 ft strand of fairy lights. US 9 needles, again. I made a stitch holder for the live stitches, using a piece of guitar string. After that I realized that I probably have a stitch holder somewhere that would have worked! Oh well, it’s all good.

I’ve got a lot of food gifts to make in the next few days, which will be a good changeup from knitting. My forearms are still reminding me that I knit too long on Dreyma last week, so it still looks like this:

DH wore the hat over the weekend, so I guess we’ve done our gifts early! (Mine is the board in the leafy hat-to-be picture.)

Are you a mulit-WIP or monogamous knitter? Are you scrambling this week, or completely chill?

8 responses to “Multiple WIPs, oh noes!

  1. I feel the way you do about that brioche colour combo, Michele – it really grabs me ..
    I think DH should volunteer to have his photo taken whenever wearing something you’ve created for him: you may tel him I said so. [grin]

  2. That’s a pretty great board, and all your projects are looking good too 🙂 I actually have some Volcan. Hmmmmmm.

  3. I am more of a monogamous knitter. This year was a bit different for me, though. I have taken on a few long-term projects that will be on the needles for a while. Since they aren’t portable, I have taken on some second projects that are easier to carry. I am not scrambling, but I am far from chill this week.

    • I am back to the point where both of my projects have charts to follow, which isn’t so great for Zoom meetings! But I just finished the chart on DH’s sweater, so now it’s plain stockinette for a bit, before counting for some short rows. Can’t wait til those are done, then it’s all stockinette down to the hem.

      Having several projects is not a bad idea!

  4. The wreath has GOT to be the winner of the Christmas holidays.

    • I love, love, love this wreath. It’s just festive enough. I think I’ll leave it up through January, with the lights on the house, for a little light for this dark month.