Okay, so I have too many unfinished projects on the needles. I know that, but I'm working hard to get most of those projects finished. I'm not starting a new project until I get one or more of these projects done.
Here is the project that is closest to completion:
This is the Yvonne vest, designed by Julie Weisenberger (AKA Cocoknits). It has an ingenious all-in-one-piece construction, which, as is stated on the pattern, "looks like you are knitting a large pair of underpants." Love those patterns that show a sense of humor! I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a luscious, and very "me" colorway, Berry Pie Mix. The pattern requires that you increase 16 stitches every fourth round, so the vest has grown, and grown, and grown! There are currently 544 stitches on the needles, but only 13 more rounds and a very long bind-off to go.
I'm also working on the Gwen's Garden beaded shawlette. This shawlette is the latest She-Knits Mystery Knit Along. Most everyone has finished already, but there was almost a week at the beginning when I didn't work on this at all—when I was at Sock Summit. I am making good progress, however. I finished Clue #2 (of 4) two days ago, and I'm moving along on Clue #3. I'm really enjoying the rhythm of the lace and beads in this pattern, and the Sanquine Gryphon Skinny Bugga is a wonderful soft yarn to work with. Here is what Gwen's Garden looked like at the end of Clue #2:
I have three separate pairs of socks on the needles, but only a photo of one of them. I'm knitting my second pair of Crow's Feet as a gift for a family member. I love the yarn—Hazel Knits Artisan Sock—and the colorway—Euphorbia. Here is what it looked like two months ago:
Sadly, I haven't progressed beyond the first sock, but I did finish the heel gusset just this evening. Time to get moving on this one!
I do have one finished object to show off, just to prove that I do finish some projects. Here is my lovely Marrowstone shawl, designed by Marcy Vandale. I loved knitting this project! The pattern was clearly written, I learned how to do short rows, and I loved the yarn, Socks That Rock Lightweight, in the Walking on the Wild Tide Colorway.
I promise that there are more FOs in my future, but please let me get in a couple more weekly hikes first!