I love September. I love school supplies, seeing the leaves start to change colors, the coming of cooler weather, I just LOVE September. Here is to hoping September is MUCH more productive than August where knitting is concerned.
What kept me from accomplishing more on my YOP list was signing up for swaps...I am swearing them off this month. Not a single one.
The first swap was a couple dishcloths. I completed my first Ballband, which was also a YOP item, and pushed off making the second one. Finally, I told myself no more YOP until that baby is finished! Who doesn't love the traditional Grandmother's Dishcloth that you can complete in an afternoon?
The second swap was a bit trickier for me. We just had to make something, didn't matter what. I was so tempted to make a scarf, but decided to try making fingerless mitts. I finished the first one...and hated it. Made some needle adjustments and pushed on to make the second one. MUCH better. So rrrrrripped the first one out and completed with the newer adjustments.
I am unsure as to how I feel about them...they are better than what they were originally. If I had the next size smaller needles, I would have gone that route. But I was already past the deadline. I hope she likes them...I sent the rest of the skein along and told her I was not offended if she wanted to rip them out and redo them. :0)
Shateen, quit rambling about your stupid swap addiction and talk about your darn YOP already!
Trying to think about what I am doing that is actually from my YOP...oh the first of at least 3 HP scarves! I have only added a few rows since last week, no need to post a pic. I dedicate this next week to this scarf. I am going to bust this sucker out!
I joined Gingerbread Girl's One A Day group and have dedicated A's Afghan (yes it is from my YOP list!!!) and A's vest (sort of from my list, I have baby sweater down, this will count) to it. That will be a separate post for tomorrow.
I am looking at my complete list of knitting and I have no idea how I will accomplish all that Christmas knitting, especially with ALL these babies! I have a few things that I can take off as the potential recipients probably wouldn't care if they got something knitmade or not...will my brother really throw a fit if he doesn't get his first knit hat from me? Doubt it.
Here's to a productive September!!