Posts Tagged ‘Finish or Frog it’

I started the Fingerless Mitts from Weekend Knitting last January.  I was in the ICU at Hartford and in a post call daze I decided that knitting a pair of mitts was a good idea.  It was probably one of the days where the temperature ventured into single digits.  But in my chronic sleep deprived state I only knit one mitt.  So it sat in the bin with the ball of yarn waiting for it’s pair for a while.


You know what happens when you knit stuff half a sleep and then try to finish it a year + later you have no idea what needle you used and any attempt at making a matching pair will epically fail.


So I knit mitt number 2 and found it to be about twice the size as mitt one (which was to be expected).  Mitt one was also a tad small on my hands – which meant it would only fit small children because I have tiny hands.  I quickly whipped up a second matching mitt from the remnants of mitt one.


I give you Weekend Mitts.  The pattern is super easy and more of a recipe for gauge.  You can use whatever yarn/needles you want.  And if you don’t knit them when you are half asleep they only take an afternoon to finish. 



There isn’t even seaming to do.  You pick up the cast on stitches and bind off with a 3 needle bind off.  Easy peasy and perfect for that skein of handspun sitting around.


In all the packing and organizing….mystery shawl joined the trash pile.  I didn’t even frog it.  The thought of frogging zephyr lace with beads made me twitch.  I have a cone of yarn, so out came the scissors.  RIP mystery shawl.  I did not love you, I would have hated knitting you, and I doubt I would have ever used you.  The remaining cone will make something beautiful one day.


For those keeping track that now makes the finished pile bigger than the WIP pile.  The baby blanket still needs the ends woven in before it can officially swap lists. 


Jeanie is back in time out – while I work on the bottom edge.  The scrappy scarf and purple cardigan are coming along well.  I hope to start the sleeves tonight or tomorrow.  Then a couple pairs of socks and mittens are the home stretch.

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One third

If you’ve been keeping tabs on my ability to complete this Finish or Frog it adventure you should know I just hit the 1/3 mark – I believe its technically 35 percent complete, but that doesn’t sound as nice. The total number of projects ended up being 20. 20!!!!! And that’s just projects that I said yes let’s finish those and not them sit around for another few years which ended being frogged. I did add one to that list (Doctors without Borders sock). 19 is still a crazy amount of wips. And I have completed 7 projects. I know most of you thought I would flake on this project with my knitting ADD and severe case of startitis….to you nay sayer I say ha. I’ll have Nefertiti done soon and that will make 8. I could finish up a few of the small things and then its half way there….and its only April (well its still March but I like to think ahead).

The Be Sweet scarf and the spiral baby blanket — you are on the short list to get me to 50%….don’t get too cozy in the bin.

And to my knowledge there has been no stealing of my yarn by Jacie yet. Although I believe she learned not to enter into a contract with me without all specifications spelled out. She should have taken notes from my dad – the last time he did that we got a dog.

Tomorrow I am off to Lexington for an interview….I love airport knitting and people watching, its one of my favorite hobbies.

Have a happy Easter Passover Spring Holiday!!

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