It’s been a while since I’ve had any knitting to show, but this time around there is also crochet!

You might remember the sweater I was working on, then realized I had to frog. It found new life as a sweater vest, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that frogging and reknitting made the yarn a lot softer.

Unfortunately, I still don’t have enough yarn. I need another 4-6″ of body, plus the bottom ribbing and the ribbing around the arm scy and neckline. And this is what I have to work with:

I haven’t decided if I want to order another cone of this yarn and have tons of leftovers, or if I want to find a nice soft contrast yarn. I’ve tried mixing this yarn with a couple of different colors (black, grey, and a copper), but none of them were right. I haven’t found a navy that matches the base yarn, since it’s a touch grey in real life and the samples I’ve looked at have been too saturated. Any suggestions?

In a fit of pique, I decided to start something new. Can you guess what it is?

I’ll give you a hint: I’m not over Halloween yet. Spooky season lasts from Hogwarts Day* (Sept 1) through Black Friday. Then we can talk Yule/Christmas/Giftmas/Winter holiday of choice.

This project was supposed to be a gift. For an adult male.

It barely fits me.

Of course, it’s a singles yarn and I cast on three times, which means if I frog it I’m risking the yarn just falling apart on me, so I decided to keep going.

Anyone want a youth-sized toque for their holiday shopping list?

The last thing I’ve been working on is an old WIP I just dug out from under the bed last night, where the project mysteriously ended up. It’s the insertion lace for the insane Victorian Undergarments project that I’ve barely worked on all year. When I remember to work on it, I can do about two inches in a sitting, so it would go pretty fast if I would just sit down to knit on it.

What have you been working on? Have you been procrastiknitting on your nanowrimo?

* I do not support JK Rowling and her TERF vitriol (or any of her other vitriol). But Hogwarts came into my life when I needed it most, and it’s still my home. It’s okay if you don’t want to visit; I understand.

Like what you see? Check out Giftmas Knitting II.