Thursday, February 6, 2014

A January Finish

During my second day with the spinners some one brought up the topic of finishing projects. I know that anyone who creates has unfinished projects in the cupboard and under the bed. Do you have secret hidding space for thoes somday projects?
Now don't get me wrong some starts are just not worth going back to.I get it.......  If I rummage around lots of wips and ufo's will see the light of day. Some might even get finished.

This project was sitting in plain sight


 16 rows is all it took to finish Yes you can ask why this lovely shawl  sat in a basket? The answer is the rows were really long .

The "weavers" shawl was knitted from the top down with increases that gave it shape. I added a couple extra repeats of the pattern for length which makes the shawl cover my back a comes down to my elbows. A work shawl traditionally tied around the back keeping the wearer warm and the ends out of the work being done.

My finish was completed on the last day of January qualifying it for the first finish of the year in the first month of the year. I took it along to spinning as it was all my spinning I figured some bragging rights were attached. The up shot of this is a challenge for the last meeting of the month to be the meeting for sharing a finish.

Maybe a goal to adopt for this year. I do feel good about completing my first UFO.
Previous posts here and here.


Rachaeldaisy said...

I think that sounds like a great challenge and you've started with a wonderful shawl! Its very elegant in those colours and I like the idea it can be tied behind so it won't get in the way when you're working on all the other projects you'll get finished.

Nat Palaskas said...

It's classy Shawl Terry. It will be just right for a cool evening out on the town! Congrats on the first finished in 2014 xoxo

Vireya said...

Congratulations on finishing your lovely shawl!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

That is a gorgeous finish Terry!

Ulla said...

Great finish, all your own work so really worth bragging too! Very practical to tie the shawl out of way.