WiP Wednesday

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – I keep getting caught up in life and don’t have time (or forget!) to pop in here and post!

If you would please send some kitty mojo to my poor 17-year-old furbaby Harpo, I’d greatly appreciate it – we discovered that he has a growth in his belly (most likely his spleen enlarged) and fluids in his abdomen.  Because of his age and heart condition he is not in any shape to survive an operation, so it’s only a matter of time.  I’m preparing myself as best as I can, but it’s going to hit me hard when it’s time to say goodbye. 😦

My furbaby, Harpo.

I’ve finished more of my Christmas knitting, and I’m almost done!!  Which is a good thing, because both sides of our family are exchanging presents way before Christmas – my side is exchanging gifts at Thanksgiving, and my husband’s side is exchanging gifts the second week of December.  So I’m very happy that I’m almost done with the planned gift knitting!!

Other than gifts that I can’t show you right now, I have a couple other things on the needles – firstly the linen stitch scarf:

Up close

All 450 stitches squished on the needle.

It’s coming along slowly, since it’s worked from side to side instead of length-wise – so each row is 450 stitches long.  whew!  But I’m very happy with how it’s looking so far.  (The pattern is the Koigu Linen Stitch scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and the yarn I’m using is three different shades of Claudia Handpainted yarn.)

I dusted off my spinning wheel this last week and I’ve been finishing up my Knit Witch merino/bamboo roving in this lovely green shade:

I hope to have the singles done in the next day or two and then I’m going to attempt to navajo ply them.  I’ve never navajo plied before, so I’m going to finally give it a go!  (hopefully!)  I should have a nice heavy fingering to sport-weight yarn when I’m done.

Well, that’s all I’ve really got in progress right now that I can show you for this week! Be sure to check out the other WiPs over at Tami’s Amis!

Happy Knitting! (and spinning!)

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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7 Responses to WiP Wednesday

  1. Nicky says:

    Sending some love and kitty mojo to Harpo.

    Lovely colours for your linen stitch scarf.

  2. I’m sending kitty love to Harpo.

    The green is quite striking.

  3. Amy says:

    wow!!! your linen stitch scarf looks so pretty so far! It looks very complicated.

  4. Affiknitty says:

    Sorry to hear about your kitty. It’s never easy to get such news. Would you believe my part-Siamese guy is also named Harpo? Love that linen stitch scarf.

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