With Mary Mead off the needles, it was time to give the WIP pile a good assessment. I sorted through my basket, took stock and ended up frogging a couple of things.
The Tiger Eye lace scarf is gone... nothing really wrong with it, I just get so bored with rectangles! I may try it again one day, but for now I'm considering a different pattern for the recipient. I've got to do a little stash dive later this week to see what I have that will work.
I also frogged the shrug I started designing back in the fall. It wasn't working out as I wanted, so back to the drawing board with that one
So... on the needles I have...
And that's a surprisingly small WIP pile for me. And if I do say so myself... a bit dull on the colour end... Considering we're in that dank, dreary stage of winter... I needed something with a bit more pop...
Lace Tunic with Fancy Edge. It's something I've wanted to make for a very long time. I've always admired Wendy D. Johnson's patterns, but for some reason never knit one. I dyed the yarn for this one (Twisted Slinky Cat) in the summer, but just never had a chance to start it.
Depending on the light, the colour changes dramatically. In fluorescent light, it's a deep raspberry, under dim incandescent, a dark, moody wine. Under my work light, it's somewhere inbetween. It will be interesting to see what it's like in natural daylight.
It took a few false starts to get the pattern set (and of course, I've modified it a bit.) But now that's done, I'm on a roll...only 30 more repeats and I'll be onto the mindless lace of the main body.
What's in your WIP pile?