Have you knit a sweater in 30 days? Have you seen or heard about the 30 day sweater challenge? Well I participated and had a great time. They had Wednesday virtual knit nights, daily shows, free sweater planning guides! Yay! Oh and giveaways! Didn't win any of those, but I ended up with a sweater I love!
I did it - I started on October 2nd, I swatched in September though.
I finished seaming the sleeves at SOAR on Saturday during my spinning cotton class. It's so comfy and I love it. And it's my HANDSPUN! (rare picture of me in my glasses even!)
Love the sweater, have worn it so much since Saturday, there's already pilling. :)
I finished Michelle Hunter's Corkscrew mittens. Here they are in progress, I completely forgot to take a picture! I cannot believe that! It's a blurry shot that I sent to Rachel to show here how much I was enjoying working on them. They really did work up quickly, and I love them so. I may have to make a couple more pairs!
I finished Greg's Holiday Socks. I love that guy, it's the only reason I would make man-sized Ribbed dark grey or black socks. Seriously.
See, I don't finish anything last month, and I finish a whole bunch this month! I'm good like that.
My in progress bar has grown on the Bee Keeper's Quilt. Look at this - 2 more piles of washed puffs!
On my other projects:
I have a pair of plain socks that I'm making socks as a holiday gift. I love Tofutsie - just love it! I really love how the striping/pooling changed after I finished ribbing and moved to the stockinette! So pretty.
I've started a Stephen West Barndom. I've joined my second color and it's not gone well. I'm very visual and his written directions don't help me as much as it does for others. I missed one symbol and I had to rip out that entire section!
My blanket in homespun is making progress. It's in stockinette and it's pretty, but boring. I work on it while watching Walking Dead with a friend on Sundays. I can pull it up to my eyes when I'm scared. :)
The Christmas Stocking with penguins on it is coming along. Last week I finished the heel turn, last night (yes on Halloween) I worked about 1/2 of the foot. a few more inches and I'll be working the toe.
I have to now plan out my holiday knitting. I know I can get a lot done between now and the holidays, but I now need to work out my plan. Yikes!
Last thing. I might take next month's section on WIP's and FO's to do a little review. (no holiday spoilers?) I have been knitting socks for about 4 or 5 years now. I've got lots of socks STILL from that time. I'd like to review a few pairs. Show pictures of them THEN and now. And we'll see, maybe this can replace "Books" post in the following months when I don't read anything.