So… I have good news and bad news. So a few months ago when I cleaned up all my old WIPS, I said; “And there’s one bag that I thought I had with some really old projects in there, which I can’t find. ” Well, you guessed it, I found that bag yesterday. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there were only two projects in there I wanted to keep, I’ve since already finished one, and frogged the rest. So, let’s take a look at the contents off the bag, shall we?
These are the projects that have been frogged. I think most of them are from 2015/2016. Not too much to say about these, but yeah… they had been sitting around for that long, I wasn’t ever going to get to them. Among them are included my first three attempts at socks, a shawl that I really liked but messed up and it was impossible to frog, and a hat where the yarn broke midway through the crown.
The first project that I want to keep is this mens’s jumper. Now, I didn’t knit all this, it was actually knitted by my roommate’s grandmother for her grandfather. At some point, she wasn’t able to knit any more so it got handed on to me to finish. Yes, like at least 3 years ago….. Whoops, I’m a horrible person. To be fair, at the time I got this, I hadn’t ever made a sweater yet, but still… See that little tiny bit on the green needes? That part is me. Hmm, can I knit two patterned sleeves in a week? My roommate is going on vacation the first week of August, maybe I can finish this off and have it done as a surprise for when she gets back.
The next items are these socks. These were a much more recent project, I started them in the summer of 2018, and as you can see, they were actually almost done! They got shoved in this bag because the needle broke halfway through a round, and I got really frustrated and just angrily put them wherever I found a spot. So, in the spirit of 2020 being the year of finishing off old projects, I actually took a few hours last night and this morning and completed these!
- Pattern: My preferred vanilla sock recipe
- Yarn: Night Owl Fibers self striping sock in the colorway “My Favorite Things”
- Timeline: cast on 2018, cast off 7/24/20
Not too much too say about these, they are vanilla socks lol. I tried the afterthrought heel with 5 rounds of plain knitting and the rounded decreases again. I think I do like that a lot for me, but I need to work on placement of the heel. These are just a smidge big, so I think I might send to my sister who has longer feet than I. Also the socks are slightly fraternal but the heels are the same. I want to be annoyed by it but honestly… I’m just not. I wanted to maximize how much yarn was leftover, so there you go. I think all this knitting in 2020 has made me more apathetic about the finish product, if that makes sense? Also, I learned with these that I can finish my standard toe in about 35 minutes if I focus on it, so that’s nice to know.
Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I’m probably not. The WNBA bubble season begins tomorrow, so I’ll probably switch off watching that and World Team Tennis. I’m also hoping to finish off reading Mexican Gothic.