They have all sat for so long because they all are tied up to a big pattern. I either have to haul a book/magazine around, haven't printed the pattern (I think I've mentioned this problem before), so have to haul my computer or tablet around, or are in just the spot where I have to consult the pattern for detailed shaping information. The projects I work obsessively on are either simple enough that I don't need the pattern with me at all times or have a pattern that I can print on two pages or less. I have just picked up a half-finished sweater from last fall (above) that has a 13-page(!) pattern. Flipping back and forth through that sucker for stitch definitions and technique tips makes me want to tuck it away for another 6 months, but it won't take me long to finish, so I guess I'll keep on with it.
Only three of my projects don't fit this generalization. They have sat because I got bored with their simplicity. For example, a 16" tube of stockinette on US 4s that wants to be a sweater some day isn't that captivating.
I was on a finishing rampage over the weekend, so I'll share some (or maybe all) of the goods on Friday.
Now, the part you've been waiting for! We have prizes for the Spring Cleaning KAL!
- Celeena of Celeena Cree Creations is offering up one of her patterns (knitting or cross stitch), which are perfect for stash-busting.
- My friend Kate at Fangrrl Fiber Arts is offering a skein of custom-dyed bamboo merino lace. Her yarn is so cool! The colors are fabulous (and fabulously geeky)!
- Shayla of Alina Shea Creations is offering a generous $25 credit to her shop. Her yarns are lovely.
Remember to tag your Ravelry projects, Instagram, and Twitter posts with springcleaningkal, and share blog post links and general progress comments below! I've had a blast keeping up with your projects so far.
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