Friday, March 2, 2012

A Week of Finishes

This week was one of those weeks where a lot was completed, so sit back and enjoy.

Monday: I finished the vest for my BIL. His birthday is this coming Monday but I didn't get to the post office until Wednesday so it is going to be a little late. I used the same pattern that I used for my brother's vest but omitted the cables on the front. Hope it fits.

Tuesday: I finished the socks for my mom. I made these as part of a knit-along on ravelry in February. Everyone who finished and posted a picture by the 29th was entered into a drawing for a skein of sock yarn and guess who won - that's right, ME! I am very excited to see the yarn as I put myself on a yarn AND fabric diet this year. I haven't bought any and have been working completely from my both my yarn and fabric stash this year. It feels good to see space open up on the shelves but it's been difficult.

My favourite part of any sock, the heel and gussett. It was the hardest part of sock knitting to learn but I love it now.

Wednesday: finished a hat and scarf set for my niece whose birthday is later this month. She asked for "fashion" scarves (she's turning 11). I already made her one and I admit that this set is a little more practical and less fashionable but I thought she might like the purple yarn. 

Better view of the hat. It is a free crochet pattern that you can find here. The scarf I made up on my own - just a bunch of half double crochet rows until I ran out of yarn and did a row of single crochets around the whole scarf in blue

Thursday: another scarf for my niece that is definitely "fashionable". Another free crochet pattern that can be found here.

I also finished the last 6 star blocks that use blue and white fabric for the Oh My Stars QAL. Have about 24 to make with yellow stars and black background fabric. Then I can start putting the quilt top together. There are 64 star blocks in the above picture.

Today is the beginning of a mystery shawl KAL on ravelry. Hosted by Jen of Knitting Like Crazy (she also hosted the sock KAL in February that I finished on Tuesday). If you're on ravelry go and check it out. It's free and uses sock/ fingering weight yarn. I am using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal sock yarn in Canopy.

And look mom, I haven't forgotten about your cardigan. I cast on the left front this week and have been making some good progress on it. Hopefully I'll have the cardigan done by your birthday so it will definitely be late but at least it will be done. Sorry.

And my sister, Sarah Vee of Sew Joy Creations, finished something this week - her first eBook! You can buy it in her etsy shop for just $1.38. In the eBook she guides you on creating different fabric palettes for quilts by using products in your house - she uses a box of tea in one of her examples. I'm going to give it a try this weekend and see what I come up with. You can get her eBook here.

2 comments:

  1. Wow- I don't think I finished that many projects last year, let alone last week. Congratulations on a productive week!

    Fabric diets are so hard... I haven't been able to stick to one!

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  2. What sweet finishes -- your socks look terrific! One of these days I'm going to just quit procrastinating and figure it out for myself!! I didn't realize your sister was Sarah Vee (or else I've just been blind) ... how fun!! Talent really runs in your family, doesn't it?! :)

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