Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Unfinished business, no more

 Joining in with Chris' Tuesday To Do today!

Not that I really had a crafty to do list. Truth to be told, my knitting has been very scarce this past few months. Or maybe even this past year, I don't know. But I felt like knitting again and I had two unfinished projects. So maybe that was my list this week. Finish those.

First up: potholders. I know, not very exciting. But when I started them (I don't even remember how long ago) I thought some easy knitting would help me to get back into it. It didn't at the time and I had a bit of a hard time getting through four basic squares, but I did it. And well, there is something really satisfying about knitting stuff I actually use on a daily basis.



The second project I didn't even remember. I did have a vague memory of a hat that I abandoned when I needed to change to dpn's for top shaping, but I thought it was grey. Ha! Should have known better.



Anyway, I did the top and actually had fun. And now I have (another) green hat that I don't wear. But I do love it.

And that concludes my unfinished business. I love a clean slate.

Next weeks list:

- Julia directed me to this cardigan and I think I'd like to make it. Perfect for the colder evenings (I know you're laughing, but goodness, I've been so cold this "winter". Only 75 Fahrenheit/24 Celsius most nights)

- I also have an idea for a simpler project that I can just wing without too much thinking (because a. I knit mostly at night, when I can't read a pattern and b. I'm just so tired most of the time). Going to try that and I'll show you next week (or not if it fails)

- stop myself from getting overly enthusiastic. Startitis has not helped my knitting mojo these past two years. Too overwhelming, I guess. One big project and one easy project should be enough for now. But that doesn't mean I can't make plans... ;-)

What's on your list?

12 comments:

  1. I love knitted dishcloths! I have a few knitted by a friend! I’ve crocheted some, I like the knitted ones better! My friend is very ill, so she is no longer knitting. I guess I should get my needles out of the closet and see if I remember how to knit! By the way , your hat is cute!

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    1. Thanks!
      Yes, they're great. And knitting them is really relaxing!

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  2. Good job on those finishes! Knitting is my second love--to quilting, and quilting always wins so I have a few unfinished knitting projects sitting around like that. I always feel torn and wish I could find a way to fit knitting in better. I'm sure it feels great to get those done!

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    1. Thanks! For me it's the other way around. I love sewing and I'd love to get to quilting (I tried a bit of it years ago), but I can never find the time... Oh well, maybe someday.

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  3. I love the potholders!! I crochet mine, because I feel that the fabric is thicker, but I knit all my dishcloths! And the hat looks great. :)

    I am really curious how your cardigan will turn out! I'm so glad you like the pattern (I want to make it, too, but out of Alpaca yarn. For the winter. ;) )

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    1. Thank you! My knitted potholders are made of two squares, which makes them even thicker than crocheted ones.
      Yes, I'm eager to cast on for it. It will be really nice in Alpaca to, I think.

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    2. Ohh that is cool! It totally makes sense - thank you for this! We still have three or four sets right now, but I'll keep this in mind! Thank you!! :)

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  4. what a beautiful hat! and you can never ever have enough potholders if you ask me.

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    1. Thank you! And no, you can never have enough potholders. And there's always my family who loves these too. So if I feel like knitting squares I can just go ahead and make some.

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  5. Love the hat! And pot holders are always needed, so yay for finishes! As to cold, I am ready to break out the shorts when the temps hit 65!!! LOL. The last few days have been in the 60's here and I love it!

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    1. Thanks!
      Hot or cold is just related to what you're used to, I guess.

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  6. i love that hat! and i love the blue of the your potholders. :)
    also - i still sleep under the quilt you made me almost every night - it is just enough extra weight to keep me oh-so-cozy. <3

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