May 2018 Finished Objects

May is coming to a close and I thought I’d do my May round-up a day early. I knit a little and a lot.
May’s FO’s
Here’s what I was able to accomplish in the month of May:

  • I’ve got my matching Durumi tees for me and the Bean. I really do love how this color combo came out. And how perfectly Beanie’s tiny tee came out too.
  • My test knit for Tin Can Knits. It’s still under embargo so I can’t share the finished object photos (they’re really good), but look at how pretty this Miss Babs Yowza colorway came out!
  • And finally my Dotted Rays shawl. I love this thing. It’s huge and the yarn is squishy and it’s keeping me warm in my freezing office.

A small collection of pieces but all worth the time and the yarn. And now I’ve got a metallic pink Togue Pond tank on my needles and I’m thinking of starting up an Askews Me Shawl as a gift for a friend.  What were you able to finish this month? What are you working on next?

23 Replies to “May 2018 Finished Objects”

  1. Me, not anywhere as accomplished as you this month! Just finishing this morning a Sunny Baby Blanket pattern – modified into a large-ish rectangular lap blanket for oncology patients in my tiny, local hospital. Next up, a Dotted Ray Shawl for me and hats, lots of colorful, woolly hats for Hansen’s Disease persons in Nepal.

  2. ANOTHER Stephen West on the horizon? Are you and he in collusion now? hahahaha! I can’t wait to see what color combos you put in YOUR Askews Me! 🙂

    1. HAHAHAHA there is NO collusion! LOL I actually was going to start another brioche pattern and was like this is entirely too complex so I pulled out one of his. I love his freestyle kind of ‘do what you want’ patterns.

  3. Such a satisfying array and I’m sooo excited to see the Tin Can test… That yarn looks gorgeous. I’m just finishing up an Incremento shawl for a friend and am excited to get it off the needles to spread it out and see if it’s as nice a shape as I thought. Also finished a baby blanket for another friend, using the Chevron Baby Blanket pattern. Speaking of which… I could use guidance on finishing a synthetic knit like this. Do I wet block it? I know I don’t dare steam it (having melted an acrylic or two in the dim dark past). How do you finish your kids’ knits?

    1. So in order to make sure they’re going to be baby friendly, I treat like the parent would and toss them in the washing machine and dryer (on low). I use a ton of Caron’s Simply Soft (100% acrylic) and it holds up well in the dryer. I’ve got a lot of baby blankets and baby sweaters out in the world that have held up well over the years!

  4. You amaze me! Are you a speed knitter? It takes me forever to finish a cowl. How do you do it? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

    1. I really only work in dk weight and above. I find that most people who like fingering weight yarn find it takes longer (makes sense). I usually knit about 2 hours a day, every day. That’s it.

      1. Well as the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race! Maybe not slow, though😀. Thanks for the info. I love your blog and Instagram. You are so fun!

      2. I tell folks all the time, it’s not a competition. Just make what you can when you can! And thank you 🙂

      3. Oh, I know it is not a race. I would just like to complete more things. I have so much yarn and projects . I like your advice about 2 hours a day. It is the same with reading. People say all of the time that they do not have time to read
        But if they read even 10 minutes a day, it would be good.

  5. Heyyyy, look at you on the front page of Ravelry!!! (We all know Tecumseh is a knockout. Can’t wait for the fall KAL.)

    1. I know, I’m already thinking about what colors I want to make my Tecumseh in for fall!!

  6. Just saw you on the front page of Ravelry! I love your matching Durumi tees. I just finished a project and cast on something new last night, in laceweight, and my nice cake of yarn exploded into the knot to kill all knots.

    1. Ugh to the knot explosion. I had that the other night during a thunderstorm so I ended up sitting on the floor with a terrified dog in my lap determined to untangle that skein!

  7. Didn’t finish things last month, but made lots of progress and finished a Pathway Tee and a pair of socks this week that I got close to finished in May. I’m a terribly slow sock knitter.

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