Monday, April 16, 2018

Nearly Finished?

Remember this scarf?


That was as of March 5th. Today, it's still going...


The yarn ball is smaller. The scarf is bigger. But it still feels like I'm so far from finishing.


This is what happens when one knits a fingering weight on size 3 needles. (Read: very thin yarn and very small needles.)

Although, to be fair, it's not the only thing I've been working on. I pulled out a Bullseye Beanie for B (and because I needed to restock--for the record: that beanie is finished) and I spent a week knitting a hedgehog for H (also finished).

Still, it seems like this scarf isn't going anywhere. But, I weighed the yarn, and I've got about two more pattern repeats before I'm out. I can get that finished this week. Maybe? Which makes me nearly finished. Right?

Then I've got two more scarves of a similar design to go...

Then again, maybe I'll set this aside and find something to knit that goes along with T.

Do you have any ongoing projects nearing completion? Have you pushed anything to the side to complete the A to Z Challenge?

Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...

28 comments:

  1. Yay it looks great!!! I need to get back to my knit along shawl from Jimmy Beans Wool, I still haven't done February - current lol!

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  2. Your scarf is coming out awesome!


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  3. You knit like I write. There's a metaphor here!

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  4. Hi Liz - that looks like 'Not quite' ... but you'll reach Zee end of that yarn and scarf - cheers Hilary

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  5. Hopefully you'll finish it by the end of the A-Z challenge! It looks good!

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    1. It would be nice to finish it this month, but I'm not holding my breath.

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  6. I learned to knit about 7 years ago. The unfinished scarf is still in my closet. Knitting was fine and the scarf yarn was pretty, but that's where I learned knitting may not be my thing. I am far more likely to spend time editing photos with photoshop. To each his or her own.

    I do love that orange yarn. And the scarf style looks very delicate and pretty!

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    1. This is why one should not start with a scarf project. (I read something about this a while ago. And I agree.) It takes too long. And it's so easy to get bored.

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  7. Love the color. Lovely!

    Every time I finish one quilt project, another one appears. I made a quilt to use until it becomes rags, for an unborn gr-child. Then I started a crib quilt using Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric. And then...Al I can say is that I have been sewing for 2 months, with my two sewing machines set up in the LR.

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    1. It's nice to have an ongoing series of projects. There's nothing worse than finishing one and not having anything to work on next.

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  8. Maybe it's a magical ball of yarn that will never end and the scarf will keep getting bigger and bigger.

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  9. What a beautiful scarf! You have such a talent. I have plenty of projects to be completed. Most of them involve cleaning or writing. I usually work on the writing projects and avoid the cleaning ones. :)

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    1. I hear you about avoiding the cleaning. Alas, I've been avoiding my writing, too.

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  10. Thin yarn and small needles would take longer. I have a quilt I’ve been meaning to finish... for YEARS! lol

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    1. Yeah, it takes so much longer. But it makes a lighter fabric, so...

      I've had projects like that. Maybe you'll finish it :)

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  11. I love the color of the yarn you are using!
    Oh my goodness, I just finished a shawl, and I immediately started another one. I also have a pair of socks that I have been working on forever! I would be knitting more if I weren’t participating in the challenge.

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  12. Whew! So many little stitches (ergs not sure what you call them with knitting lol) It is looking great, though :)

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  13. You are so talented. ~grin~ I'm right on target to hit fifty thousand words of prose for my Camp NaNo challenge and hope a visit from my father doesn't derail me. Heh... We shall see. It will be nice to see him, but I'm not used to having to entertain anyone. Fortunately, he and SO get along great, so maybe I can sneak off and write for a few hours even while he's here. Be well!

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    1. Good luck with getting your word counts in.

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    1. Chunky yarn is nice. But it doesn't get that cold here, so I would rarely wear anything made from it.

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  15. I like the colour of this yarn. You are nearly finished and it will look great.

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  16. All I do nowadays is boring projects (I call them "chewing gum for the mind" but I can't even seem to focus on the chewing gum projects. I have several WIPS I'll probably never get to.

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    1. I like that. I know what you mean--sometimes it is hard to focus.

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