Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WIP Wednesday - StashDash2015 Completed!

Less monogamous this past week, which means I've only knit a couple of rows on the Nostalgia Shawl (too little to show off), but instead have finished a couple of languishing WIPs!

I've FINALLY knit all the letters for my cousin's son's name. I gave him the 'P' when he was born last year, but somehow never got around to knitting the rest. Procrastination, pure and simple. And the worst thing is that once I started it only took me a couple of hours to get the rest done! But better late than never, and now it's done! Now I just need to figure out when I can go drop it off :)

I also decided to get my A in G and finish the "One Step Ahead" boots for Liz. I've been putting these on the back burner as the seaming is a bit of a hassle, and I didn't have to have them done until October anyway. But I decided to just get them done already, and managed to finish them up last Saturday! Still need to buy buttons for them, but the knitting and seaming is all DONE!
They're nice and warm :) Am definitely considering making more of these.

Aaaaaand since the height of summer (although this year it's more a case of "Summer? What summer?") is the perfect time to have a ton of wool on my lap, I FINALLY picked up my $5 in Paris again to try to get it done for StashDash2015. I only had the sleeves to go, so it should've been a breeze...

And it mostly was... except when it turned out that I couldn't count and somehow counted 68sts and got 58! On the second sleeve of course, so no amount of fudging the numbers could get the numbers to work and the sleeves to turn out the same. *sigh*. No way around it, I had to rip back 45 rounds (out of 48! :-P) and adjust my decreases accordingly. I still wonder how on earth I could mess up my counting by THAT much. Ah well - it was only 45 rounds of a sleeve, so it only set me back a day or two and yesterday I was finally able to bind off! (Still need to weave in the ends though).
Just like with the first $5 in Paris I knit, I absolutely LOVE the fit! Now I remember why I bought enough yarn for 2 more ;) I'm not entirely sure what I think of this colour combination on me, but I think it'll be okay.

And with this I have reached my StashDash2015 goal! 5K completed since May 22nd :)

As usual I'm linking up with Stitch Along Wednesday

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