Like many knitters I find there are some parts of each knitting project that I love working on and some parts that I dread. My least favorite part of a knitting project is the last stage - sewing up all the knitted pieces and weaving in the ends to finish the item. As a result of this procrastination I have boxes and bags filled with fully knitted, unfinished sweaters of all shapes, colors and sizes. Over my Christmas and New Year vacation I decided to tackle these projects head on. Furthermore, I wouldn't allow myself to start anything new until I'd finished all of these old projects.
I've been busy digging out projects I knit up 2, 3 even 4 years ago. The children for whom many of these baby sweaters were originally knit have long outgrown them, and so have in some cases, their younger siblings! Nevertheless, I kept plowing forward. I even found a project I knit for myself nearly 2 years ago - a lovely thick and warm caramel alpaca rib knit scarf. To illustrate how strong my revulsion to this final stage of knitting, the scarf It was completely finished except for weaving in 3 strands of yarn. Pathetic.
Looking back on the past 10 days worth of work I'm quite pleased with my progress. Here is the tally (and photo proof) so far:
- one alpaca rib knit scarf
- one navy blue hooded child sized pullover (2-3 years)
- one pink and red striped child sized pullover (2-3 years)
- one pink baby cardigan (1-2 years)
- one grey baby cardigan (6-9 months)
- one violet baby triangle edged cardigan (9-12 months)