March’s FO’s Roundup

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?


10 Replies to “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.

    1. 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!

    1. 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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