Surprise Finish

Well, it’s not a surprise to me, but it may be a surprise to you, my dear readers. I never mentioned I was going to knit it and I showed no in progress photos.

I’ve got a couple goals with my stash, in addition to knitting more of it than I spin. One is to begin knitting the balls of yarn I’ve wound but never made it to finished object. The other is to work on knitting the oldest handspuns in stash.

This project is the first, a yarn I wound into a ball but tried knitting into various projects, none of which I was pleased with. I decided I needed to choose a pattern that didn’t matter. Meaning, any color situation would work, any gauge would work, and almost any yarn would work. I found that in this little ruffled Spiral Scarf. It took me 3 days to knit. The pattern is easy if short rows are your jam, and I had only 280 yards of yarn so I knew it would be a very short project.


I really like how this turned out. Knitting it was really enjoyable as well, as I had the color changing nature of handspun to keep me engaged through the process. I will for sure knit another one of these.

Now that this little palette cleanser project is off the needles, I am back at the handspun featherweight sweater that’s been on the needles a little bit too long! I’ve only got the sleeves to knit so I don’t think the finish is too far off. But, I always find the sleeve knitting a little rough. I am trying to power through at this point since it’ll give me a nice finished object yardage boost.

I realized that early on this year I challenged myself to knit 40 items in 2018. I have knit 15. That’s….not really enough. I am really going to need to step up my game and move some smaller yardage yarns from my stash if I truly want to hit that goal! Much more planning is needed. But for now, finish another sweater. My makeup habit is getting in the way of my knitting habit!