As I was reading blogs the other day, I came across an entry on Through the Loops that caught my interest. You know I’ve been talking (whining) about finishing my current WIPs before I start a new project, but if you’ve read this blog for any length of time you know I whine (talk) about that all the time – and never do anything.
So I decided to join this informal KAL to finish some of my projects. So the first part of doing this is finally owning up to what I have. And please excuse the cat hair – it is pretty obvious that someone (Nipper) has been sleeping in my knitting basket when I’m not around. OK, here we go!
Up first is the finish back for Spray – this is bulky yarn, and took like two minutes to do…but its been sitting for months waiting for a front and a couple of sleeves…
Next up, is the Drunken Argyle vest – I’m planning on making this for Larry’s retirement gift, so I have a little time (how about 25 years?)
Na Craga – I love this. Even with the cat fur. This needs to get done soon. This is about half of the back – front, sleeves, etc need to be done. This is going high on the list.
Chevron socks – just started, but I’m loving it. I think I just like chevron patterns. I’m iffy on the pooling of the yarn, but I’m not iffy enough to rip them out.
Maple Leaves scarf – I’m probably 2/3 of the way on this – but the other needle mysteriously disappeared. Weird. Maybe Nipper ate it. I’m iffy on the whole thing, but I’ve done too much to frog it. Maybe it will look better blocked.
Cieara’s Lillian tank – just about done with the back – except I need to try it on her, measure it and rip it back and redo. And then the front. I think this is a weekend’s worth of knitting.
The three socks from hell – actually, I’m just finishing up the second one to match the one on the very left (Opal yarn). The problem is that I have no interest in finishing the other two.
OK, so that’s my project list. I don’t think I’ll get everything done in August, so here is what I’m going to shoot for:
- Lillian tank
- Chevron socks
- Opal socks
- Maple Leaves scarf (assuming I can get Nipper to give me the other needle)
Then I’m going to start working on Na Craga. So no Pi Shawl for me….well, maybe if I do finish the four things, I’ll reward myself with a new project.
I was struggling with the cast on for Pi shawl, and Opal sent me the most amazing cast on – the belly button start. If I do decide to make the pi shawl, I’m going to use this – so much better than what I was trying to do.
Did you notice the “if” in the previous sentence? Although I was very excited about the Pi shawl, it was before I saw the Honeybee shawl. And now I just don’t know….