Sep 30


Posted by Nanc

Wha? What kind of title is “ketchup” anyhoo? Well, let me blather on explain.

Despite the lack of blogging and sharing knits as they happen, I’ve been keeping quiet. Really, nothing crazy or fancy or whatnot is going on. Simply, I haven’t been knit-blogging about much. But I have been knitting. Some.

In an effort to show what I have knit and finished (FOs – hurrah!), what I’m currently knitting, and what I hope/plan/want to be knitting soon – I decided to post this here catch-up post.

The term “catch-up” reminds me of “catsup” which is another term for “ketchup.” And my joking dad used to play with the words and intermingle them. (I’m sure he also referred to “catch-up” as “catsup” during my youth, the silly man that he is.)

So read on for my catsup catch-up.

First, the FOs. I had a lot of small projects that came and went with not much blog worthy fuss. Or the progress was blogged, but not much else. So here they finally are in all their glory, or whathaveyou:

  • Tivoli!pattern and yarn (I have plenty of leftovers, ta’ boot). [no current pic]
  • Matt’s Trekking socks! – modified pattern and yarn for this A-long
  • felted monkey bag – modified pattern, Matt’s mad monkey skillz made the image that I charted, and the yarn (with a little help from my friends); intended as a gift for my niece
  • baby hat & booties – Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch ‘n Bitch (1st book) and some bootie pattern (forgot) in this yarn; intended for one of Matt’s coworkers newborn son… a while ago (oops), now waiting for a recipient
  • And finally, a scarf – I don’t think I ever blogged about this, but I started working on it last year (winter?) and then it went into the UFO box. Recently, I wanted to knit on something that wasn’t one of my WIPs but I didn’t want to start something new. So I found this in that box and quickly finished it! (Why I dropped it I’ll never know.) 22 stitches of Lana Gatto “Musa” knit in a mock cable/twisted rib stitch (Row 1: K1, P2. Row 2: P1, K into 2nd st. then K 1st st. Continue.)

In my WIP pile (which is very, Very different than my UFO box), I have these:

  • my Trekking socks – again for the A-long, but never got even close to being done. I’m using the RPM pattern, which is nice with the Trekking. These are slowly becoming UFOs unless I knit on ’em soon!
  • Adamas shawl – this pattern (purchased from here) created by the wonderful Mim in Shadow (shown in the “here” link). I didn’t get very far before making a mistake, and now I’m just waiting (for what?) until I rip and reknit it. Apparently, lifelines are good or something.
  • my dye-o-rama socks – mysterious yarn dyed by the mysteriously gone Maria in loverly “Jeans with a Twist” colorway done in (need info) stitch; knit toe-up, short-row heel, magic-loop (1 circ). 1 done. (Also pictured with a traded-for sock bag from Trek and my Dye-O-Rama stitch marker winnings.
  • SSSSsock – (Second Sock Syndrome Swap, if you must know) a local single-sock swap with my knitgrrls; using some koigu in pretty colors and a modified pattern of skillz and cleverness. Yes, I’m being vague on purpose – don’tcha know, they read this drivel!
  • Fetching! – this pattern in this stash yarn in dark navy (not shown on site). Also pictured, cutesy Asian stitch markers of lucky cats and sumo kitties (squee!) from Jen.

And ’cause I’m on a roll with these lists and all those links now, my immediate future knits:

  • EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket – I just got the yarn (Noro Kureyon) from Rosemary as a prize for guessing the same knit! It’ll be for this A-long and most likely donated.
  • either the Everyday Cardigan or Ribbi Cardi – I have the yarn for both: Peace Fleece for Everyday and Wool of the Andes for R.C.
  • afghan squares – I’ll be knitting up a few 6″ squares for the upcoming arrival of Good Girl Purl’s Diva Baby (nephew, not hers). (If it’s a boy, should it be Divo Baby? Ha ha ha)
  • We Call Them Pirates hats – the pattern; I have the yarn and desire to make many of these hats… I just need to get a-knittin’
  • And another either/or (but both eventually), Melody shawl in Morehouse Merino Lace or another Clapotis in Brooks Farm Four Play.
  • And, of course, what ever else comes along and flips my lid!

How ’bout you? What do you need catching up on?

3 Responses to “Ketchup”

  1. Petra Says:

    HEE! Divo Nephew! I like!
    Dang! Those are some lists… I am so knitting ADD right now, I am afraid to admit to my lists. Can’t wait to see the Fetching! I love those!

  2. Michelle Says:

    Ooo, ooo, a monkey bag! I love it! It’s Knitting Hall of Fame cute! There’s not room here for my list, but I did just join the EZ a-long. Figure if I’m going to be knitting her patterns anyway, I may as well snag the cute botton.

  3. P-la Says:

    I can’t wait to see my SSS sock!!