WIPs – August 2021

Can you believe it’s almost September?!  I can’t!  The summer has flown by – but also dragged by.  It’s been an interesting month and one of the few constancies is knitting.  I started the month off with what felt like too many WIPs….but now it seems as if I don’t have enough.  Shocking!  I have some big things planned….

….but first – WIPs!

Herbstblatt Socks

I was so excited to knit these socks with yarn from Herbstblatt Regina, a German dyer who is no longer dyeing yarn.  This yarn is much plumper than other sock yarn I’ve used – and it’ll be great to have these for winter!  I’m loving this colorway – it is simply spectacular!

Regina socks

Junkyarn Socks

Why did I start knitting these socks?  Oh, yes, I couldn’t get enough socks to work on, apparently!  This yarn from Junkyarn is so beautiful and just speaks to my soul.  And it makes me ridiculously happy!   I’m knitting these on two circular needles, which is new for me – and a lot of fun!

Junkyarn socks

Battenberg Blanket

I’m still making these little crocheted squares, which will soon become a blanket.  I’m tempted to start sewing them together….but that makes me nervous!

Candy Cane Lane Advent Shawl

This shawl is something I pull out every morning for 30 minutes before work.  It’s such a beautiful design and it’s great stress-free knitting.  And I definitely need more stress-free knitting!  Crystal Tea Knits is the designer of this pattern and I’ll definitely look at her other patterns once I finish this shawl.

Candy Cane Lane Shawl


I finally finished my Powder and Dust Shawl from Veera Valimaki.  I hope to get some pictures taken soon.  Spoiler alert: it’s a bit….big.  Ha!

What’s Next

KnittyNatty is hosting a series of classes and meetups to knit Joji Locatelli’s Long Summer Cardigan.  While I didn’t sign up for that, it made me realize just how much I wanted to knit this cardigan.  I kept looking at it, longingly.   So I jumped off the deep end and ordered yarn for it.  Eek!

And it’s almost time for the Westknits MKAL!!  Stephen West is releasing early information regarding this yearly event on September 1.  I would like to do it again – the Slipstravaganza was so much fun – but I really hope I can use stash yarn for this!  If not….I don’t know.

What’s on your needles?  I hope, whatever it is, it’s bringing you joy and comfort!

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