I'm ashamed to say that some of these projects were started over 10 years ago and I had actually forgotten about them. Case in point: these 3 socks (on the left) and 1 entrelac mitten (on the right). Now I know some people really like entrelac knitting, but I hated knitting these mittens (on size 1 needles). I'm going to rip them out and use the yarn for something else. The same with the socks. The first one is way too big anyway.
Here's a V-neck Fana cardigan cardigan I used for a steek demonstration class in January 2005. I'm not sure if I have enough tan yarn to finish both sleeves and the band around the edge, plus the sweater turned out way big (about 52 inches around). If I get it finished, watch for it to go up for sale on this blog some day.
Remember this "Modern Quilt Wrap" I started last summer? Yup, not much progress here either. My original goal was to do one square a day (insert snort of laughter here).
Here are a couple of nice sweater sleeves--but no sweater body to go along with them. Sigh. Not sure what happened here....I really like this sweater pattern and need to get back to it.
Here's the last and most despised project of all--a scarf--started 3 years ago.
This scarf was commissioned to match this hat.
I made the hat to match a Norwegian sweater one of the Sons of Norway members had purchased for her daughter in Norway. The hat wasn't a problem. I designed the pattern myself to match the sweater and was done with it in a couple weeks. "Oh, but we have all this yarn left over, Ruth, would you be willing to knit a matching scarf too?" I said yes, but had a lot of other stuff going on so I couldn't guarantee when I might get it done. "Oh that's OK, Ruth, whenever....."
See the whole deal is that I have to knit it in 2 parts because the scarf will hang down on either side of the neck, the stitches have to be going in the same direction. Does that make sense? If I just knit it from one end to the other, when it's hanging side-by-side, the stitches on one side will be upside down. (This is what sucks about being a perfectionist knitter--most people wouldn't notice it, but I do!)
Anyway, my goal is to get this scarf done by the end of January (before the customer calls me again). I'm sick of having it around my house and I want to work on something more fun.