Sunday, March 17, 2019

Year of Projects: Week 11

Oh look at that!  Two weeks in a row!  And I again finished something on my list!  Without starting anything new this week!

It still needs to be blocked, but here is my Willow Fields shawl.  I started it in September of 2014. Finished March 16, 2019.  I did run out of yarn and it took awhile to get another skein.  It was a club yarn.  First person I asked to buy a skein, she was waiting for her first baby to be born.....but several months later I PM'd her and never heard I tried again last month and I was able to snag a full skein of it....and she only charged me $10 for it!!!!!  The dyer did offer to dye me another skein, but the dyelots would have been so off....

Pattern:  Maedwe by AnneLena Mattison in the book, Free Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Everyday
Yarn: O, Willow, Willow, Willow on Mad Color Slink.  It was a club yarn

I now want to finish ALL THE SCARVES/SHAWLS!!!!! But I'll probably go back to a sock project, although I did find my Miss Winkle and I adore the yarn, so really want to finish that one too!

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19

Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..

Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the may just call it a day on this.... 

Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy


Leftycrafter said...

Great shawl you finished. So glad you were able to get another skein of the yarn. Miss Winkle is another great shawl pattern and I would love to see it completed. The edging on it is so different. I wonder how hard it is to do?

Stefanie said...

Great colorway.

Breathing Life said...

Two great things for you this past week. A finish and a score of the yarn you needed. Well done!

kathy b said...

Your willow fields shawl is just lovely!!!!!!

HighlandHeffalump said...

It must be a great feeling to finish a long term WIP. Well done, it looks lovely.

Babajeza said...

Good girl! :-)

Lucy Bowen said...

Look at you finishing off things?! The shawl is beautiful, well done on persevering getting the skein.

Paula said...

Yay for another finish and scoring a skein to finish it! I did Miss Winkle five years ago and remember it as being fun. I don’t guarantee that my memory is correct past five minutes, let alone five years, though.

Becki said...

It must feel great to finish so many long-standing WIPs. This shawl is so pretty!

Sam I Am...... said...

You are an inspiration! Great finished object....beautiful!