Work in Progress Wednesday!

One of my goals for this summer is to get into a regular blogging routine again.  I abandoned the blog completely over the past year when life/work got crazy.  As things settle down for the summer, I'm really going to make an effort to post more.  I would like blogging to be sort of like my version of a "knitting journal."  I'm hoping it will help me focus on my current works in progress (and hopefully push me to start knitting some of that backlogged stash!!).  

One reoccurring post I would like to bring back is "Work in Progress Wednesday."  I'm trying to limit the number of things I am knitting at once (so that I can actually finish some projects!) to a "purse project" (something smallish like a shawl) and a sweater project (since I discovered I have 11 sweaters worth of yarn!).

Currently I am making process on my Pumpkin Ale cardigan.  I am using The Fiber Co.'s Cumbria yarn in the "buttermere" colorway.  I have finished the back panel and one side/front.  

I am also continuing to work on my Oyster Shawl, though it does keep getting put aside to work on test knit shawls instead.  I am using Tosh Light in the "leopard" and "scout" colorways.  This was a kit that I purchased through