For the past month and a little more I have been wandering around muttering this mantra. WIPS stands for Works in Progress. For the most part, when I start a knitting project, I finish it. In recent years I have become a little less monogamous in my projects; I used to knit only one at a time and today I usually have 3-4 projects on the needles at any one time now. Occasionally projects slip through the cracks or get set down and not picked back up. So I decided that the month of March would only be for knitting on these projects, until I completed all of them.
(So far I’m making pretty good progress, though I don’t know I’ll finish them all.)
The Pattern: Girasole by Jared Flood
The Needles: US 5’s
The Yarn: Two Windows Dye Company (a local Kansas dyer!) Laceweight in an unknown purple colorway
The Verdict: I could stare at this shawl all day! Despite the fact that I haven’t yet figured out how to wear a circular shawl, I really enjoy knitting them. This shawl in particular was a fairly easy knit because of the wonderfully simple and well-written pattern and the lace designs that were incredibly intuitive. I originally started this project in July of 2009 and only got through flower petals, which in terms of knitting is MAYBE a quarter. I finished it after our marathon car trip to Chicago, and bound off on March 16. I would definitely knit this pattern again and the yarn is divine!