Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One More Week

It's Wednesday! Spring Cleaning KAL check-in day! Only one week left to cram in some more finishing of things or using up the stash. I'm still astonished at how much I've been able to finish in such a short amount of time.


I have been wrestling with a sweater all weekend long. It was slated to become my favorite sweater, now it is easily on the downswing towards most frustrating sweater ever. I'm winning the fight so far, but there's no telling until it's finished. We'll see Friday. I'll explain then. :)


On the upside, I started this beaut over the weekend and it's going much more smoothly than the other sweater. I recycled the yarn from a favorite Old Navy sweater that was stretched to unwearable proportions. I have to get two sleeves done by Saturday. I thought that would be no problem, but time has been at a premium so far this week.

How are your projects progressing? Tell me in the comments, share links to your blog posts, don't be shy!

Since next week will be the last Wednesday of the month, it's time we got you properly signed up for the giveaway! If you aren't participating yet, there's still time to join in. The rules are simple: you must be working on a work-in-progress that's oldish/long-term (your judgment) or using yarn from your stash in a project. You can knit or crochet, no bias here!


I'll offer an additional entry for every qualifying project you have tagged "springcleaningkal" on Ravelry (just be sure to tell me your Ravelry name in the form!). As long as you have participated in the KAL, you are eligible for the giveaway. If you don't finish anything by next week, no problem! I'll have at least 13 projects I didn't get to. ;)

The prizes are $25 for Alina Shea Creations' Esty shop, a pattern (knit, crochet, or cross-stitch) from Celeena Cree Creations, and a skein of custom-dyed bamboo merino lace from Fangrrl Fiber Arts! Pay our gracious sponsors a visit below.




10 comments:

  1. I've blogged: http://randomramblingsofceleenacree.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/spring-cleaning-kal-4/

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    1. Your blankets are amazing. The end. :)

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  2. Bummer about the sweater going from favorite to frustrating...

    I've finally finished, washed, and blocked a scarf I started last autumn:

    http://caffeinatedyarn.blogspot.com/2014/04/spring-cleaning-part-4-scarftastic.html

    While I feel good about clearing the decks, I'm beginning to get itchy fingers. I'm longing to cast on something new!

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    1. It has been a bummer, but there's still a chance for redemption. :) My friend Amanda says we shouldn't punish ourselves by not casting on something new whenever we feel like it. I'm inclined to agree! Cast something on! :)

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  3. I am trying to get back into a Heathered sweater I started last fall...I have an occasion in may I would like to wear it for but I'm not sure if I am going to get there! Thanks for encouraging me to press on!

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  4. I've finished off a couple of oldies so far and will hopefully get one more (maybe two if I'm lucky) done before the end of the month. I've also uploaded a lot of photos and generally organised my Rav project page, which is a load off my mind!

    Of course, this week I got distracted from finishing things and decided to do a bit of work on a top that was technically started almost a year ago: http://thegiddyknitter.com/2014/04/23/wip-wednesday-little-something

    Hopefully my knit and natter on Saturday morning will be motivation to get one more of the littler projects finished.

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    1. Great! I've been doing stash and queue organizing on Ravelry, so I agree!

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  5. Oh no how the sweater works out. I'm really hoping to attempt a sweater soon I'm just stuck at the moment debating yarn with myself....or should I say how much money to spend on the yarn

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    1. I think it's working out, it just didn't go as smoothly as planned. I've come to terms with the high price of hand-knitted sweaters recently. I've learned (through many disasters) that it really is worth it to spend money on good yarn (sales are great!), even if it means saving for a while. Cascade 220 is always affordable and dependable!

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