I've had quite the week. 2 days at the beach, then 4th of July festivities, then inventory at work, then friends in town from Cali . . . I am so behind on everything and I have no clean clothes to wear.
I have been knitting, though, and I'm proud to report some progress!!
First, I finished the knitting on the Soft Chunky Coat. I still have the finishing to do, but I'm calling this one done for now. It's not like I need a coat for another few months anyway.
I've also been working diligently on my WIPs, and I even managed not to start anything new!
Some proof of progress:
That's how much I got done on the Little Black Dress (LBD from now on) from Runway Knits. I knit the lace panels flat, then joined to knit in the round for the stockinette section. My gauge is a little wonky, I am definitely getting more rows to the inch than I'm supposed to get, but I figure it'll stretch when I block and wear it. I don't mind it being shorter than a dress, actually, I'll probably wear it over jeans more than by itself anyway!
Then there's the Koigu Pullover:
Yep, that's a sleeve! I'm at the sleeve cap shaping, which I had to rip out because of math problems (clearly not enough coffee had been consumed when I did the math). The body is already done, so after this sleeve I plan to seam the shoulders and the sleeve cap to see if it's gonna fit/work. If so it's smooth sailing from here on out, hopefully!
And last but not least, the other new project from last week:
That's yet another sleeve, this time in Sheep Shop 3 yarn (which is to die for, you should get some!). This will eventually be another Chiagu pattern, a pullover with a scoop neck and subtle Shakespeare sleeves (see the gathers?). This sleeve is also at the sleeve cap, but I think I'm going to put it on a holder and work up the body before I decide how the sleeve cap should go.
You know what just occurred to me looking at these three pictures? All of these are knit at 6 or more stitches to the inch! How the heck did that happen? The LBD is on size 3 needles at 6.5 sts/inch, the Koigu and the SS3 are on size 5's at 6 sts/inch!
It's a wonder I'm making any progress at all . . .
Updated progress list:
Hmmmm . . . somehow the list didn't get any shorter.