Thursday, November 08, 2007

Knitting round-up

While I wait for my winter 2008 (!) 2007 IK to arrive in the mail, I'll tell you where I'm at with WIPs and what's next on the list.

1. Double-Thick Mittens. In progress once again. I've gone up from 2.25mm needles to 3.0mm needles, and at the moment I'm just a few rounds away from the solid-gray hand. I want to knit these quickly because it's getting cold and I'm dying to wear them. (Oh, I hope I'm knitting a real mitten this time and not another swatch!)

2. Anastasia Socks. I've just about finished one Anastasia sock with the Fall Fire yarn I got from Robyn. Such fast socks! I'm copying Twinknit Jennie and just doing single-eyelet spirals. I can't remember my last toe-up sock. This one has a short-row toe and heel. (Since this photo, I've nearly finished the whole sock. I don't feel like taking another photo right now, but I wanted to show you how this awesome yarn is knitting up.)

3. Next in the sock line: DROPS cabled socks. When the Anastasias are done, I'm planning to cast on for these lovelies in solid cream Scheepjes Invicta Color yarn.

4. Eskimo Jacket. If Lori can knit such a beautiful one from Briggs & Little Heritage, then I can too -- I've got enough Heritage (brown heather) in my stash for this. (For extra inspiration, see also the version by FlintKnits Pam.)

5. Tussie Mussie. A possibility. I have enough Knit Picks Merino Style to knit a nutmeg T-Muss, which I think would look very nice indeed with little red buttons.

6. Beret Gaufre. I've never been one for berets (on my own head, that is -- no problem with them in principle), but Véronik has gone ahead and come up with a beret using the very yarn she convinced me that I should buy for a hat (Greenwood Hill Farm merino). So it's pretty much a foregone conclusion.

7. Palisel Alpaca Hat. I have some bright grass-green alpaca, and this is a cute hat.

OK, those are the highlights -- I have 58 patterns in my Ravelry queue, so obviously this isn't everything I'm hoping to knit. How many items are in your Ravelry queue? Be honest, now.

29 comments:

carolyn said...

there are only 10 items in my ravelry queue.

but since you knit = all the time.
and i knit = almost never.

then isn't 10 about the same as 58?

i've been working on the same sweater since...february. i think the last time i knit even one stitch on it was...maybe september?

and i've been working on the same sock since...september and i haven't even gotten to the heel of the first one yet.

Alli said...

My name is Alli and I am a queue-aholic.

I have 166 things in my ravelry queue!

I don't think I'll knit them all, some are just patterns I like, some are inspirational patterns and some are just vague ideas. A (hopefully) rational percentage are things I'm actually planning to knit sometime in the near future!

At least my WIP list isn't as long!

Amanda said...

I have around 105 things in my queue, but I don't really intend on knitting all of them. Lots of them are just there for ideas and inspiration. It's way more effective than bookmarking.

Lynne said...

I currently have 157 things in my queue. Yikes!

lori z said...

thanks for the shout out.

I was being a little too trigger happy with the queuing on Ravelry at first. Now, I think my queue is a closer reflection of what I might actually knit next....after the gift knitting gets done.

Seanna Lea said...

The last time I checked, I had 16 patterns in my Ravelry queue (I'm qarylla there).

However, I had 10 or more WIPs. I seem to be firmly in finish one thing and start two more. Makes it hard to keep the WIPs down to a manageable level.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, I like your project picks Alison. A quick check of my Ravelry queue shows a modest 17 projects contained therein.

Maya said...

I confess: 45. I swear, I will make it all!

;)

Ami said...

I have 3 or maybe 4 things in my queue- queuing stresses me out.

gleek said...

you'll be waiting awhile for your winter 2008 IK since i just received my winter 2007 issue :) i have over 100 items in my ravelry queue. it's positively overflowing!

Sarah said...

My queue only (I thought there were more!) has 35 things in it, and most of that was to make my shopping list for Rhinebeck. When Casey added the download feature, which spits out photos, gauge, and yardage requirements, I thought it would be perfect to take with me to match yarn to project. Didn't work so well in real life, but I tried!

J Strizzy said...

Uh, I think there are 111 things in my queue. 111 things that I actually want to knit, not just inspirations. Hmm, not likely, huh?

Veronique said...

Wow, you're going to be busy this winter! I've got 22 items in my Ravelry queue. I suddenly feel deficient in my queueing abilities :(

Chris said...

I only have 51. :)

Michelle said...

95 and counting! A lot of them are socks.

Amy said...

I have 31 items. This kind of stresses me out too as these are things I definitely want to make in the near future.

Stella said...

I have 35 things in my queue. Most of them are things I have definite plans to make, but a few are just things I was contemplating and didn't want to forget.

Anne said...

I have 150 items in my rav-queue. I'm addicted to queueing. It helps me remember patterns I want to knit eventually, though, instead of stumbling across them once and then not seeing the pattern again for 4 years. (Yes, that has happened.) My actual to-knit queue is much shorter and less organized!

jane said...

31 in the queue plus another couple of 'sleeping' projects that really haven't gone very far enough to be considered 'in progress.'

That doesn't include the PDFs I have *ahem* aquired, or knitting mag fodder. My mind knits far faster than my hands.

Caroline said...

Now that I've added those DROPS cables socks you mention, I have 73 items in my queue...

anne said...

Hmmm. I have 42 things queued. I would add more, but I can't shake the feeling that the queue is like a to-do list, rather than a wish list...

Christy said...

101. Uh oh.

Brandy said...

I have 109 projects in my queue... I have quite a few DROPS patterns in there too.

Stacey said...

I have over 100 in my queue - it will keep me busy for a loooong time. Thanks for the links - I love seeing what other patterns people find!

Judith said...

I have 75 items in my queue but most of them are hats and mittens. Very doable.

pamela wynne said...

Such good stuff in your queue!
I have 25 on Ravelry, but a million more in my head. :)
Thanks for the link!

Robin said...

Lovely socks! I have 61 items in my ravelry queue - yikes!

Cari said...

Woah. Eskimo jacket just got bumped WAY up in my queue.

Dr. Steph said...

I was on the fence about that sweater and now I must have it. Now.