Vacations Are Great For Finishing Things

First a sweater,  then a pair of socks that had been languishing for too long, and now a scarf. A scarf which I started in February 2010, in fact, which makes it not quite as old as those socks were, but still older than this blog.

Finishing the socks felt so good I decided to pull something else out of the pile that had been waiting patiently for me to get interested again and finish it up before the weekend was out. Finish it I did, and then the clouds parted and the light streamed into the living room and the angels burst into song, all praising me, Distractible Knitter, for finishing things! weaving in ends! and generally being a very very very good knitter!

Or maybe my living room just gets a lot of direct sunlight in the evening.

Pattern: Baktus by Strikkelise. I’m calling this project Jim Baktus, because my brain won’t let me call it anything else.
Yarn: Koigu PPPM, 76.1 g. I got these 2 skeins in a trade and they either didn’t come with ball bands or I promptly lost them, so I’ve just been calling this color peachybutterbloodorangecarrotcheetos.
Needles: 2.75 mm KP Harmony fixed circular
Started: February 21, 2010
Finished: September 10, 2011

I do like this finishing thing whenever I finally get around to it, so I went looking through my Ravelry projects page for other old, unfinished projects. I see my oldest is the sock yarn blanket, which has to work on a different timeline from most unfinished projects, since it relies on me either creating sock yarn leftovers myself (which I can only do so quickly, though I’ve added 2 balls to the pile this week) or buying/trading for them on-line (for which I don’t always have the resources). After that, it’s the big triangular shawl in Oceania, which still needs quite a bit done, but I would really like to reclaim my paper towel stand, which is currently my yarn stand for this project. Then there are the squishy slipper socks out of my first experiment with dyeing. And that’s really all the oldoldold stuff still hanging around. Which isn’t as bad as I thought. Maybe I’ll ignore all of them and finish my Leyburns next instead.

I suppose what I should do next is wash and block Jim Baktus, but it’s keeping my neck warm at the moment, plus I’d have to do the dishes to free up the sink, so I don’t see that as being a high priority right now. And I do still need to stand in front of the mirror for a while figuring out all the different ways I can arrange this scarf and look completely awesome in it. Dan seems to like the kerchief look.

I am not too fond of the kerchief look.

5 thoughts on “Vacations Are Great For Finishing Things

    1. Oh, sure, take his side!

      Actually, if it were just a little deeper, I could wear it as a bandana. I might make another with the increases/decreases a little closer together and see how that works.

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