A lot of people signed up for the Ravelympics this summer, but I resisted. I decided not to add extra pressure to my life right now, but I did actually want to play along. So I'm lurking. The event I chose was WIP Wrestling. I am very happy to report that I have been making progress!
Finished: Clapotis, Bubble Bag
I'm excited to have these two projects done! (The bag just needs to dry and be trimmed. I'm not sure I can line this one very easily.) I would have rather felted it more to remove more stitch definition, but I don't want it to get smaller. The bag is for a friend and she picked out the pattern and colors. I'll change the way I use color if I knit this again (use more colors, use more colors in the narrow bands to make then narrower, etc.). My friend saw it unfelted last night and liked it. Hopefully she'll like it felted, too.
Frogged: Monkey socks, my hat
I liked the yarn, the pattern, and the combination of the two for the Monkey socks. But I finally decided it wasn't worth it to keep going if my daughter struggled to get them on her feet. So I frogged the Monkeys and started another pattern. It was a toe up pattern and was going great until I realized that the sock would be too wide. So this yarn (my daughter chose it) is going back in the bin until I learn more about knitting socks. I'm going to knit a pair or two for me so I can learn more about construction and technique. Then I'll tackle my daughter's long, narrow/pointy-healed feet.
The hat was for the pattern I'm writing. It was obvious there wouldn't be enough yarn to finish the hat, so it's gone now. I'll try again with different yarn.
I'm finishing up a cabled hat for charity right now then I'll only have two WIPs left! Can you believe it?! But, I need to decide whether to keep knitting the top and sweater or not. I'm doubting that I'd wear the top. There are holes around the waist and that's an area I like to keep hidden. And since the lace is right there, it makes that area look larger. Again, not what I like to do. But I'm reluctant to frog it. The sad thing about these two projects is that they were both KALs with Katie. She finished hers, but I haven't finish mine. :(
How are your projects coming along? What are you looking forward to knitting this fall?