When Is The Last Time I Finished Something?

I started this blog as an outlet to show mostly the many knitted and crocheted items I had been creating to people who might be interested in seeing them along with a place to show off my beautiful dog occasionally. Oh and to post pictures of food that I made too! I was hoping on only posting finished items and at the speed I was going I was sure I would have some pretty consistent posts. This year I have definitely tapered off and I realized it is because I have a zillion projects on my needles right now!

Do you guys get this problem too? You might have saw that I recently started spinning and along with that knew project and the shortest attention span in the world there is no hope of finishing a project. It might also have something to do that I have shifted to more knitting projects than crocheting ones. After Knitting Vogue I had a ton of NICE yarn that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with and told something that I had never heard before, knitting takes less yarn than crocheting! Since I learned that I was determined to knit my fancy yarns to make them last longer. I started a beautiful knit cardigan designed by Ann Weaver

IMG_20140407_141747

I got the yarn from Neighborhood Fiber CO. It is gorgeous merino hand dyed wool. I still have to finish the sleeves and sew it all up!

Another project I was working on was vest which was part of a knit along from the shop by my parent’s house. The project was the Buttonbox Vest. I think it looks really pretty and I got some nice metal buttons to put on it. I am REALLY close to finishing this one. All I need to do is to knit the border of the armholes and sew in the ends and the pockets. The reason this got put on the back burner (besides my unenthusiasm for sewing) was it used the same needles that the sweater above used.

IMG_20140319_142819

I also have a bit of a blanket habit so I have not one but two blankets in the works right now. One is my first try at entrelac made from Caron’s One Pound yarn and the other is a knit sampler made up of lots of squares with different stitches to try out.

IMG_20140219_225656

IMG_20140324_094011

Blankets always take a lot of time (especially if they are knit) so it is no surprise these aren’t done yet.

Something that does go faster that I recently started was a pair of socks using the Lion Brand Sockease yarn.

IMG_20140422_235634

I am flying through this but I don’t know if you have made socks before but the second one usually takes WAY longer to finish, at least for me, because I already did that pattern before why not work on something knew!

There is one project that I am working on that isn’t knitting but crochet which is my bag. The bag is a little boring to work on since it consists of a lot of rectangles you just sew together and so far I only have 2 of the rectangles done.

IMG_20140426_160544

I do want to finish this since it makes a very nice bag.

Not only do I have all of these lovely projects in the works but I also brought home a couple from my parents’ house I never finished. Hopefully I will have time to finish those projects soon!

Nothing Says Friendship Like Something to Cuddle With

Nothing Says Friendship Like Something to Cuddle WIth

This is the blanket and then pillow I made for a close friend of mine. The blanket is a lion brand pattern Garden Patch Granny Afghan used with the Heartland yarn from Lion Brand. I used the leftover yarn to make corner to corner pillow to go with the blanket.

I am really happy with the way they came out and I think my friend is too. I just hope one day he will let me close enough to it I can actually tie the loose ends in on the blanket!