Clearing Out the WIPs

Holiday knitting wrap up coincided with the end of a number of test knitting projects. Also, hopes that the weather might actually turn colder soon prompted me to finish up a project or two that had been languishing. So, my WIPs and UFFOs are dwindling! More on that later as stuff is blocking. I will tell you that I spent a long time making two very awesome pompoms.

In the meantime, I actually ran out of stuff to knit. So, to ignore the huge number of ends I need to weave in on a couple of projects, I started a new project. I’m making a Betsey shawl using one colorway of Ella Rae Classic Sand Art. I have four skeins of it and have knitted through one already. I’m planning to just keep going until I run out of yarn. So far, I like how it’s turning out:


I have several projects on the horizon, of course. I’m doing a stranded colorwork raglan sweater test knit (for the kiddo), a shawl test knit out of some gorgeous madelinetosh tosh merino light in beautiful filigree, and three (yes, I know) other tests that aren’t due until March. Plus, a few random things for a few random people, some projects I’m interested in for their own sake, and who knows what else?


Happy knitting!





  1. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · December 30, 2015

    What a beautiful shawl! And both of the yarns are gorgeous 🙂 I’m in the midst of a test project myself; however I’m debating starting over. I think I need a larger needle size or this is going to be painful and slow going.

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  2. Stefanie · December 30, 2015

    I covet thee filigree. I haven’t used this fingering of the Madelinetosh family yet. The colourway of your Betsey shawl is like the ocean, clouds, and hills.

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  3. Ariel · December 30, 2015

    I wish I could afford tosh. Although I did get some really nice alpaca lace weight recently. So I’m not doing too bad.

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    • alexand knits · December 30, 2015

      I just keep an eye on sales. There’s a reason I’ve only made one thing with it so far 🙂


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