And sometimes the “finish it up” bug bites me really hard!
We are going to leave the placement of the bite undisclosed in deference to those who still got some sensibilities left.
I have to say, shout, scream, yell and croak (my voice is gone from all that screaming) to the wonderful ladies of the Knit Talk list on Yahoo. It is the only list at this time that I actually follow. Right now we got a month long finishing event going on. It is traditional in this month of Aftober. Named after a mastermind of this wonderful finishing marathon – Afton.
So for the last two days I have knit very little. Instead…
Instead I have been weaving in end after end after end. Lots and lots of ends.
Then, this morning, I drafted DH into taking photos of everything I finished. Trust me, this was The Hard Part. We did the photos outside, in front of our building. The neighbors thought this was very entertaining.
The end result of my finishing madness?
Two shawls had the ends woven in. This was especially hard, since the ribbon yarn I used is very slippery and the shawls themselves are lacy.
Here they are – the “Sea Foam Shawl”. I knit it as a gift for our Rebetzin. She has admired my knitting lots of times, so I wanted her to have a sample of it. And no, she has no idea it is coming.
And I was actually brave enough or reckless enough to make another shawl using the same ribbon yarn.
This time it is for me! I have surprised myself at actually not just deciding that I want one, but at going ahead and knitting the shawl after all. Holding onto it is another issue altogether.
Here is my “Cool Joy! Shawl”
The pattern I used for these shawls is “Joyful!”. I have finally figured it out to my satisfaction and now actually ready to write it out. And hope to publish it soon.
Now besides the two shawls I have also finished four, that is right, FOUR skirts.
A nice, ruffled skirt I knit for DD #5. This “Sorbet Skirt” have been knit with Felici Sock Yarn by Knit Picks. I love, love, love that yarn. I just wish that the slightly thicker Felici Sport has not been discontinued. While the skirt is very pretty and cheerful I am not entirely happy with the design. It needs more work. It definitely needs more work. But DD loves her new skirt and this is all that really matters.
I have also knit a trio of little skirts for my three youngest daughters. I was not really planing to do that, but when I knit a skirt for DD #5 daughters number three and four decided that I should knit each of them a similar skirt. And I did.
Here they are:
Skirt number one – Chana Skirt for DD #5
Skirt number two – Menucha Skirt for DD #4
Last, but not least is the never-ending Sara’s Skirt for my 7 year old DD #3.
All three skirts were knit using Swish Superwash DK from Knit Picks. Yea, you can easilly tell I love Knit Picks yarn. Funny enough the blue-green yarn on the skirt number two felted in the wash. This is the first one for me with the Swish.
Each skirt is slightly different from the other two. But my main concern here is what version looks better – number one, or the other two? What do you think.
Now that I am finished knitting and finishing them I am going to take them to my friend, Haya, who will sew proper slips for these skirts. If all goes well my little girls will be able to wear their new skirts to shul on Shabbos.