Wednesday, August 26, 2015

crossing the finish line!

I'm slowly but surely making progress on this month's goal of "clearing the decks" and it feels good. In the past two weeks I finished my fingering weight, colorwork city lights beanie, two pairs of fingerless mitts, two baby blanket squares, and frogged my varjo (I love the color combination in photos but not in real life) and the brown charity scarf (and turned around and knit five charity hats!). So it's been a productive period for me! My next priorities are the cowls and socks you see on my list. We'll see after that! Now, some closer looks at my finishes ...

Pattern: city lights beanie, a freebie by Brandy at Stitched up in Toronto! (link to my Rav project page)
Yarn: Lemonade Shop (colorway: sweet sweet candy), and contrast colors in MadTosh unicorn tail colors Pop Rocks and Button Jar Blue)
Needles: size 3
Mods: None! But made an extra large pom pom!

And now the mitts! Both had languished in their respective project bags since early this year ...

This is my second pair of "rothko mitts" from the Project Rothko collaboration between designer Ann Weaver, indie dyer Hazel Knits, and the Washington D.C. yarn shop fibrespace. I realized after making the first pair of mitts I had plenty left over for a second pair and went for it. This pattern has become my go to way to use up sock yarn scraps--fun, fast, and fits perfectly! (project originally started in April)

And this is my second pair of garter stitch mitts using Ysolda Teague's free pattern. Same yarn, same needles, same everything as last time! But now I can happily say that this skein of Socks That Rock in Heavyweight is all.used.up. Wahoo! (project originally started in February) Someday I may get to the point where all the projects I start are finished within the same calendar year ... snickers.... a girl can dream, right?

Today I'm linking up with Tammy's Stitch-Along Wednesday, Ginny for Yarn Along, and Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.


  1. Well done! I'm hoping to get a few WIPs out of my basket soon-I keep letting them get out of control!

  2. I'm in the same boat, I'd LOVE to finish projects in the same year that I began them! Lovely accessories, there, makes me want to finish some up for fall.