Loose ends

Lately I’ve been doing well at finishing projects! My secret project a few days ago, a bear last night, and a hat today!

I had a little knitting time and realized I was only 13 rows from finishing, so decided to power through!

By 9:30pm I was done.
Neither photo does the yarn justice. It’s very teal- not green, N boy blue, but teal. Also, done. I’m very happy that it’s done. Now I think I only have one WIP left!!?

Gryffindor!

Tonight at knit night I started and finished a tiny Gryffindor scarf bookmark- a birthday gift for a fellow Harry Potter fan.  I did the fringe when I got home.


The pattern is from Charmed Knits, Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. I used DK weight yarn, so it’s a bit thicker than I’d like, but I didn’t want to but yarn for such a small project so I made do with stash yarn (mystery red cotton, yellow Silky Wool).  I think the recipient will be pleased!

Trillian!

Tonight at Knit Night, I had a friend take a few pictures of me wearing my finished Trillian scarf while there was still daylight. Here are my faves.


I’m so glad it’s done! I love how it looks and feels, but gosh, it was probably my longest project ever- I think I started in November of 2015, but it was forgotten about, then purposely eschewed in favor of projects that didn’t bother my hands.  Anyway, it’s done, and I’ll wear it often and will also make an effort to check my hair before photo shoots (rogue curl strikes again!!). 

Twelve slow rows 

The current Leethalknits KAL hat I’m working on is going very slowly. Every other row is a very cabley/twisted stitch-y row, and takes lots of concentration on top of the pattern AND stitch key. Not great for knit night or on-the-go knitting at all. So I only have twelve rows of the body done.


On the bright side, the non-cable rows are fairly fast, and I’m finally getting the hang of cabling without a needle. 😐

Power through

I did it! With knitting time here and there today, I managed to finish my Trillian scarf! 

Following the instructions, I started the edge pattern when I had 7 grams of yarn left. 


Actually, I was nervous and started with more than 7. Maybe 10, I forget. Anyway, even with skipping one edge tepeat(two rows), I barely had enough yarn to finish.


Yeah…. That’s just over an inch of yarn left after binding off. 😳😳😳

I’m going to give it a soa now- will show you FO pics when it’s dry!!!

The end is in sight!

My Trillian scarf has been going pretty well. The other day I weighed the ball of yarn, and it was around 42 grams. Now, with  this pattern, you’re supposed to knit until you have 7 grams left. Well, after getting down to 40-some grams, I’ve been inspired to finish this thing up! I’ve been working a few rows a day, and weighing  it every so often, and suddenly I’m down to 22 grams! Only 15 to go – each row is a bit over a gram at the moment, with each successive row using up a bit more yarn than the previous rows, so fewer than 20 rows to go, I estimate. Yay!!!