Every now and then I reach a point in a project, whether it’s a section or the whole object, where I just want it to be finished. . After browsing some really cool inspiration this week, including a crocheted Predator Halloween costume and a collection of Harry Potter inspired knits, I’m anxious to start a new project. However, I’m in the middle of three right now, so I won’t let myself start a new one.
Status – Home Stretch
Location – On the couch
Three inches left! That’s it, only three inches left and this sweater is done. I’m on the collar, which is done half in fisherman’s rib and half in reverse fisherman’s rib (it folds over). I’m so close to finishing this sweater, I’m making it a goal to finish it before I see my Grandma tomorrow. I need to show it off for her, obviously, which is good motivation.
Status – Neglected
Location – On the bookshelf
The first sock was finished and photograph. The second sock was started while on vacation by the beach. And then I came home, and really focused on the sweater, and sort of forgot about the socks. I really should try and finish these by Christmas. It’s hard when your husband has large feet.
River Shawl #2
Status – Active
Location – In my backpack
My mom finally asked me to knit her something for Christmas this year (she doesn’t know I already made her a hat for her birthday). I needed a lightweight project for traveling to Japan, and had enough extra yarn for this shawl, so I started knitting it again. I’m actually using the same skeins for the first River Shawl I knit, since I bought too much yarn (or was supposed to hold it double and didn’t?). Since I won’t need two of the same shawl, I figured I’d give this one to my mom for Christmas since I made her wait four years before I knit her something.
Status – Looming
Location – Sketchbook
Once Keene and River are complete, I’ll really need to start focusing on my Christmas Knitting. My Mother-in-Law has requested something with Owls, and I have a superhero hat design sketched out for my nephew. I don’t have patterns for either of these, so there may be some trial and error involved. I’d like to get them done by the end of November in case the family Christmas party is early this year.
Status – Dreams
Location – Ravelry Queue
There are so many things that I want to knit, but as I said earlier will need to wait. One of those is another sweater. I already have the yarn for it, so I want to start knitting it as soon as the Christmas Knitting is done so it’ll still be sweater season in time to enjoy wearing it. There are also a few adorable Ravelry patterns that I’d love to do, like the one with the gnomes on the front page from a few weeks ago. I’d also like to try my hand at pattern designing.