March’s FO’s Roundup

March
I’ve stayed pretty productive for the first 3 months of the year. I’ve consistently finished  6 projects each month! I have a feeling that might slow down as I make a few baby blankets but that’s still pretty great progress for the first 3 months of the year. March’s finished objects included:

  • The sibling sweaters for my friend’s children.
  • The Katniss cowl for Salina. I’ve decided her daughter needs one, but it’s getting warm so perhaps for the fall.
  • My lovely sweatshirt a.k.a. the Lila Top Down sweater
  • The Graham hat for my friend Travis. I didn’t blog about it because I really didn’t take any pictures of it before I gave it to him. Oops!
  • The Aeon Vest for my Mom. I haven’t blogged about it yet because I just finished it yesterday. I snapped a quick pic wearing it before I blocked it. I think she’s going to love it.

In the next month I would like to get 3 baby blankets finished – 2 will be in super bulky yarn and 1 in worsted weight.  Of course last night I started the Teazel sweater while I was blocking my Mom’s vest. I just couldn’t resist. I also need to whip up a quick hat for Salina so she can still wear it on a cool spring evening. I’ve also been looking at shawl patterns for these leftover skeins of yarn I have. If you’ve got good worsted and dk weight shawl projects for leftover yarn let me know! Or even just any project good for leftover yarn, I don’t know what to do with 1-2 skeins leftover from a sweater and I don’t want it to just sit there.

So that’s what I’ve accomplished in the last month, what’s been coming off of your needles?

 

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10 thoughts on “March’s FO’s Roundup

  1. I’m in the same boat as you about leftover skeins of yarn, some of it hoarded from years ago, when I thought it was just right for a project that didn’t work out. My favorite use-it-up projects for one or two worsted weight skeins are top-down baby sweaters with extra-long sleeves (rolled up once) so the baby can grow a good bit before the garment gets passed on. Working with contrasting colors to make stripes or other designs is a fun challenge. I also like to make “house socks” — too thick to go into shoes, but great for pulling on and reading on a cold day. My husband likes his to wear inside his rubber garden boots, too.

    • I was thinking about socks, I’ve never made a pair! But I don’t think I should be afraid of them. Perhaps I’ll try making a pair next!

  2. I’ve decided that March was a “bridge” month; everything is still in progress, which I’m trying to be okay about. I did manage to do a little sashiko stitching on a top I’d made a few months ago, but my sweaters (one of which is on size 3 needles) are slow-coming. Hopefully the April round-up will have some FOs!

    • A girlfriend of mine suggested something similar. Perhaps it’s the knitting fairies trying to tell me something. Plus I love knitting a sweater!

  3. Maybe its time you took up crochet again? Leftover yarn and crochet go v well together… You can make crochet squares for charity, crochet dishclothes for your new kitchen, crochet small accessories-hats, gloves, etc…. 😉

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