Saturday, 27 February 2016

marching into march

I have a plan for March - finish at least 2 projects in progress.  I finished my Yarn Challenge project (more to come in March after the contest ends), and am 10 rows away from finishing my MKAL Shawl for Never Not Knitting.  Pattern is called Four Seasons.  Mine is so close and yet so far from done...
I'm determined to finish my Seattle Cowl - my version of BabyCocktails' Bastille.  I started it 2 years ago and have been working away at it during my kids' sports practices and swimming lessons. Time to get into gear and get it done!
I'm also hoping to finish a few other things.  Trying not to have too many deadlines in mind, but also realize that I need to stop casting on and start casting off!

Friday, 12 February 2016

yarn challenge 2016

My LYS hosts a Yarn Challenge every year.  This is the 8th one, I participated in all but the 8th.  I am reminded each year of the projects I've made and the pleasure I have in seeing my work in the store window for a brief time!  I never win - usually it's something more unique or creative than what I manage to make - but the fun of joining in is the real prize.  Past projects:

A baby sweater in Mission Falls 1824

Legwarmers in Cascade 220

A striped Romi in Berroco Weekend (Berroco photo - mine was given away as it was not a good fit)

Hat and fingerless mitts in Cascade 220 Superwash Sport

Snoflinga hat in Briggs and Little Regal - red and white for the Vancouver Olympics

Tanager Shrug in Estelle Eco Andean DK

Of all of the projects, the shrug is the one that I wear most.  Most were gifts, planned for others from the start, but this one was knit for me.

This year's kit includes 3 colours of Diamond Luxury Tradition, a wool/acrylic/nylon blend.  I have a pattern picked, started last night, and am giving a new skill a try - intarsia.  I have until March 4 to get it done, so I'll have another entry in the shop window this year.

Monday, 8 February 2016

FO - 2x2

I finished a quick accessory this weekend and feel like I'm back on track mentally (if not with projects).  I set some unrealistic goals for January, but got a second item finished for my year-long KAL with Tin Can Knits.  Here's 2x2, a quick bulky cowl.  I've knit this once before in a goldenrod colour.  This one is a gift too:
Now back to the longer projects to try to get them done this week!