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Finish All My WIPs (well some anyways)

I have been working hard at finishing up projects on my needles for the This Old Knit podcast FINISH ALL THE THINGS KAL. It is going well but when you have over 20 WIPs finishing everything is a bit daunting. But this long weekend I am going to try, because I start teaching next week. No projects get done once the semester starts.

These are the things that I am focusing on:

Socks

Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart

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Almost to the toe of the first sock, but the pattern knits up fast so I should finish this weekend.

Grand Central Socks by Knitting Expat Designs

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Almost to heel of second sock, will finish this weekend. I am doing a grey pair also but I have not even started the second sock of that pair.

Waves Socks (in press for F&H) have to finish the second pine cone sock in size XL. I also have the second helix sock (again in press for F&H Sock Series) on the needles.

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I just have the rib done in the pine cone but I am halfway down the leg on the helix sock.

Final sock for the weekend is another new design the reversible cable sock. It is a knee high that has a reversible so it still looks good if you fold it down. I am knitting these two at a time (I hate knitting two at a time socks, they take forever). I still have 10 cm to the heel for these.

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Now the more ambitious things to finish:

  • My sweaters
    • Ironheart by Tin Can Knits just has a bit of the body and the yoke to finish.
    • Gingerbread by Libby Jonson has the bottom of the body and both arms left (so no hope of finishing this weekend)
  • My Fade has been on time out since I threw it across the room. I should at least pick it up again.
  • My afghans
    • Vicky’s blanket has not been touched in a couple of weeks and it needs to be looked at. However, I did not say which graduation she will get it for so I have time. She starts at UPEI next week.
    •  Gavin’s blanket has been on the needles for 10 years. I have promised myself I will finish it by the end of the year. My poor friend has been way too patient.
    • Mitered Squares Blankets… yes two of them on the needles for a year now. They are fun I just have to find em.

So I have a busy weekend planned. Especially if I want to touch all of these projects and finish the three crazy quilts in my sewing room. I may be setting myself up for failure. Let’s see how it goes.

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Episode 9 CAWcreations: Eclipse Day

Check out my latest Podcast about knitting and the books I am reading!

Don’t forget about the “I like your sweater” KAL on until October 20, 2017. Check it out the details at the CAWcreations Group on Ravelry. You must be a member to win prizes.

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2017 Winner of Women’s Institute knitting prizes for projects I finished

This year I finally got it together to enter some of my knitting in the Provincial Exhibition Women’s Institute WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show. I have always wanted to but was afraid to.

I chose the folioing 4 projects:

Class B:  Afghans      Section 03:  Infant’s, crocheted or knitted (min. size 24″x 30″)

 

 

The Hap(py) Shawl knit in Fleece & Harmony‘s Signature yarn in the Beach Blanket Colour. The idea is that the hap is used to swaddle babies and as a shawl after the baby has grown. This is a simple design for beginners. It has a garter stitch square with a modified feather and fan edge.

Class C: Knitting     Section 01: Socks, Work

 

 

Rays Socks from the Fleece and Harmony Sock Series (worsted weight), knit in Lot 57 Signature Collection yarn. I love the tones in the slate yarn. But, I did miscount on the heel turn, so one heel has two additional rows. Not my best work but pretty.

Class C: Knitting     Section 13:  Child’s 2-piece set, size 1 to 2 years

 

 

Knit in Fleece and Harmony’s Baby Boo Collection. Baby Boo yarn is spun from first shearing lambs’ wool. It is so soft after soaking in wool wash and blocking. I love this yarn and love the Baby Shower colour that mixes all the colours together so the sweater can be for anyone.

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Class C: Knitting     Section 18: Knitted Item, not listed above

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The Beach Day Shawl in Fleece and Harmony’s Lot 57 Signature Collection. It could be a beach towel if spread out. It has big bold blocks of colour that introduce knitters to simple lacework, chart reading, and intarsia. Buttons can be attached to allow for multiple styles of wearing. Look for this pattern later this year on Fleece and Harmony’s website.

The last two entries won prizes. I am so excited. It is my first time entering my knitting in anything. The Baby Set got a first prize and the Beach Day Shawl came in third.