Friday, July 06, 2007

WIP Friday (I think it's a tradition now)

4th of July was fun. We went to Battleship Cove in Fall River, which was far more interesting than I thought it would be! They have a destroyer, a cruiser, a submarine, and a huge battleship. That battleship is enormous, it used to carry 2000 crew -- an entire floating city. I didn't take any pictures, but I will the next time we go. It's an all-day activity and we only took half the day, which means there's much, much more to see.

Now, because this is a knitting blog, back to knitting. Tangerine Twist, or rather, Pink Twist, is making progress. There were some peculiarities about the pattern and I had to tweak a thing or two, but so far, I'm happy with the way it's coming along. It's a fun knit.


Am I the last person on the planet to knit these? Yes, it's Jaywalkers! The yarn is the Amethyst Stripe Shepherd Sock that was meant to become Sock Pal socks but didn't work with the Conwy pattern. So instead, it's becoming Jaywalkers. And it's working really well with this pattern, if I may say so myself.


It's been a busy weekend, but I even made progress on the Baltic Sea Stole. I like the fabric much better now that I'm using US 3 needles. I'm knitting it loosely on purpose, which is easier on the hands, makes the decreases easier, and still produces a lovely drape. And now, there's stitch definition, which was lacking before. I'm happy.


I hope everyone to whom it applies had a great July 4th!

23 comments:

cpurl17 said...

Your pink twist is looking good!!

You're not the last person on the planet to knit Jaywalkers--I never have!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Wow! I love it all! The Tangerine Twist looks fabulous!

I haven't made Jaywalkers either!! Yours look great!

Bonnie said...

Great WIPs! The Baltic Sea Stole looks wonderful now. Aren't you glad you started over?

I can't wait to see your "Pink Twist" finished. It's looking lovely already.

TheKnittingBee said...

Ooh - that yarn *is* perfect for the Jaywalker pattern isn't it? They look beautiful.

(and I haven't made *any* socks so there ;) )

Zonda said...

Pink twist is looking amazing! As are the jaywalkers, nope haven't made them yet either. The stole is looking good too!

schrödinger said...

That yarn is perfect for the Jaywalkers! They look great.

spinndiva said...

OOoooohhh I love the lace! I'm a lace fanatic... it's Monkee's fault!

Heathermione said...

That colorway you're using for the Baltic Sea Stole is incredible!! And wow, it looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it finished. :D

chemgrrl said...

Whoa. I used the same yarn for my Jaywalkers, and yours look way better. Mine came out all blobby.

I heart the Pink Twist. It looks great!

Poops said...

Nope, I've knit neither jaywalkers or a clapotis. So there.

Everything's looking great!

Larjmarj said...

Perfect color for the Jaywalkers! The stole is looking great, nice color choice.

Carina said...

I'm loving that shawl.

Oh, and I still have never knit Jaywalkers, so you're not the last person yet. ;-)

weezalana said...

All three are looking great! And hey, I've never knitted Jaywalkers, so you're not the last perseon by far. ;)

Thea said...

I love that tangerine twist -- can't wait to see how it turns out. And you're not the LAST person on the planet w/ the Jaywalkers - I have not started my pair yet - and it's still a ways down the list.....

Bobbi said...

The Baltic Sea Shawl is looking great! what yarn are you using?

Danielle said...

Adding my list to the non-Jaywalker confessional-- you're bringing everyone out of the woodwork!

Bezzie said...

You've got some great looking projects there and looks like none have suffered from WIP stall-out.

Maureen said...

Love the progress of the jaywalkers! That is one of my favorite patterns. I hae made a few pairs! Tangerine Twist is really lovely! Great job!

Annie said...

It all looks fantastic! Love the stole! My dad's agency has fundraisers at Battleship Cove!

chauntel said...

Oh how I do love me some pretty Jaywalkers!

Alma said...

Oh, the Pink Twist is pretty.
I have not yet made it to the Jaywalkers.
I will some day.

Jess said...

Where have I been? You are knitting like crazy! Love the sweater.
I have not knit jay walkers either. I get a pang of guilt every time I see a picture of them... maybe its time.

Lydia said...

I'm having trouble with my black, Tangerine Twist, if I cast on 147 sts, and the pattern repeat is 7 sts, then 3 at the end, the repeat is not even, did you "tweek" your pattern by adding 3 sts- your pink is gorgeous