Emerald Isle Headband

I love emerald green, and was very happy when Pantone named it the color of 2013.  I’m a big fan!  I have green shirts in this shade, and I even have emerald green Chuck Taylors.  So, when Kollabora had another one of their Friday Challenges featuring this color, I grabbed my needles and ran with it.

Truthfully, I whipped this up in about an hour and a half.  Seriously!  US11 needles and worsted weight yarn make this project extra zippy.  Instant gratification, something knitters don’t get all the time.

It’s the Poems Easy Headband from my favorite book, 101 Designer on Skein Wonders.  Great book.  You need to get it.  As for the yarn?  I found it at Goodwill.

Want to see more?  Check out my project details on Kollabora!

The two big ones? DONE.

I have finished my two garments that were previously in WIP status!

First, my red sweater is done!  And it is way to big for me.  Boo!  I did a swatch and everything!  I guess I didn’t calculate something correctly.  It seems whenever I do a Lion Brand Yarn pattern, it turns out too big, even though I do a swatch, and pick my correct size.  Lesson?  Be more careful with their patterns.  Anyone else run into this?

Second, my Yipes!  Stripes! Vest is done now, too.  It’s not that bad!  I added some “mistakes” for interest on it.  I did this one for Kollabora’s Friday Challenge that they had a while back and only now finished it.

What’s left?  Just my lacy little purple wristers.  Therefore, I’m removing the moratorium on myself from starting other projects due to the fact that I can only do lacy things when I have time to concentrate or am not dead tired.  Still, they are a priority. 

I did it!

Another WIP….done!

Yay!  I completed the Wingspan scarf I started late last summer!  I think a big part of why this one went wayside was the yarn.  I used some weird novelty yarns, and some Lion Brand Amazing that I had left over from a previous project.  It looks…interesting.

It’s a strange combination of textures, I will admit that, but it’s, well, interesting.  I’m not sure how I feel about it.  Do I like it?  Don’t I?  Will someone out there like it? Who knows.  All I know, it’s finished.

See the project details on Ravelry, if you are interested.

Four Projects Down! But…..

I got four orphaned projects done this weekend, three of which I found, but two only needed finishing work, and the third, I needed to finish the rest of of the project and finish it, but it was small.  Here’s what I did.

So, I accomplished something this weekend!  Yay! 

Works In Progress: Update One

Yay!  I finished my lacy poncho!  It’s done!  But, I found another project that I had completely forgotten about in my one project bag.

I had started this scarf as cables practice back in October/September.  I had started it over because I was doing the cables incorrectly.  So, I did that.  And never finished the scarf.

Well, I’m working on finishing it now.  One problem:  I threw out the pattern.  D’oh!  Eh, I’ll just wing it.  I can follow the ribbing pattern by the stitches themselves, and I’ll just twist the cable stitches whenever I dang well feel like it. 

So, one down, another found.  I will get there.  One day.

Works in Progress Backlog

I have so many works in progress (WIP’s), that it’s starting to gnaw at me.  So, no more new projects until I have all the current stuff on my needles done.

And just what have I left behind?  Here’s list.

1.  Lacey simple poncho.  This is the most current piece I started, and I’m going to try to finish it first.  A pictures of what it sort of looks like all bunched up on my circular needle is what it looks like.

2.  Stripey Vest.  I started this one before the poncho about three weeks ago.  I was going to work on it over the weekend, but I had an awful migraine, and working on black and white stripes while your head is pounding is not something I want to look at.

3.  Lacey Wristers.  I was rightly tempted by the British magazine Simply Knitting with it’s pretty purple skein of free yarn.  I saw this pattern in the magazine, and had to knit it.  This was in November 2012.  I am only part way through one mitt.  Considering I had to special order the needles for this project, I’d better finish it.

4.  The sweater I was going to make myself for Christmas. HA!  It’s not quite finished.  I had to stop working on it when I had my shoulder sprain back in January.  I haven’t picked it back up since.  I got distracted by other things.  Even though it will be too warm to wear soon, I’m going to finish that darn thing.

5.  Wingspan Scarf.  Poor project.  This was started in the summer.  I had just learned this pattern and churned out quite a few, until this current scarf, I just lost all interest in the scarf.  Now, I want to get it done. 

Well, that’s about it.  I guess five isn’t a bad number of WIP’s, but I want to do an early spring cleaning of my projects.  Next up, projects I need to work on before I knit for myself.