"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


WIP Wednesday May 25, 2011

Before I get into the WIPs for this week, I have something I'm very excited to show you. I woke up around 5 a.m. this morning feeling absolutely wretched (aches and pains). Since I wasn't going to get back to sleep, I got up. The bathroom window was open and I could hear some rather strange birdlike noises going on outside. I went to investigate and got this picture.

This is a tom Turkey down by the satellite dishes, doing his "I'm too sexy for myself" dance for a couple girl Turkeys. (I apologize for the blur. I was far away and had to use my telephoto lens. Haven't quite mastered focusing that one yet.)

It was quite a fascinating show he put on. What amazed me is how his head went from bright red to that incredible bright blue while he was strutting and dancing. The girls were very impressed. An orgy followed, which I declined to photograph.

There are days when living on the Parkarosa is magnificent.

Now, on to the WIPs.

I have 2 new ones to show you. I've been in a starting, rather than a finishing, mood of late. First is this entrelac fingerless mitt.

I started it last week so I could knit along with the class I'm teaching. I'm modifying the pattern for a different design, which I plan to put up on the pattern blog later. I was curious how entrelac looks with the self patterning sock yarns. I'm getting some squares that are solid and some with spots. It's kind of cool.

This is a baby sweater I have started for Knitwits. 

I am definitely NOT in the mood for knitting socks right now-which is odd cuz I've been in a sock mood for 3 or 4 years. I needed a brainless kipping project, and I needed a Knitwits project. This works nicely. It will be a baby sized gansey style sweater. Last week I purchesed 6 bags of clearance yarn called Eco-Ways by Red Heart from CDA Yarn & Fiber. There were 4 colors left, including this beautiful celery green. It's perfect for something with lots of stitch design in it.

If you're interested in participating in WIP Wednesday, please join us.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Those mitts look like they'll be really snuggly :) Like the way the colours work too

  2. Love the fingerless gloves! Uh-oh, did Red Heart discontinue Eco-Ways!? That's what I made my living room pillow out of and hoped to buy more for a second pillow.

  3. I like the entrlac mitts! What a good idea for a class. Love the turkey photo too. : )

  4. That's a fabulours photo of Tom Turkey! I've never seen a real live turkey like that, (only paintings or clip art kind of images).

    Nice knitting!

  5. Loved your turkey! I imagine that that kind of activity in the morning must be a real eye opener lol. Lovely work on your wip's too :0)