July has been a great month for finishing WIPs that have been laying around looking at me longingly through their Ziploc plastic bags. Maybe it's because it's been a cooler summer here in Minnesota that I have felt like doing so much knitting. Or maybe, it's simply the "high" of finishing one project has just been carrying me to finish more and more projects. Either way I'm pleasantly pleased!
I finished my teal Pendulum shawl from this Spring, my Color Affection shawl from last Fall, and my 10 Stitch Blanket from the previous Summer! Also completed are 2 more of these lovely coasters in blue and brown fuzzy alpaca yarn. With so much yarn leftover from this project I decided to make 3 matching trivets to coordinate with the coasters. You know how I love using up all my yarn!
Speaking of yarn, I went through my stash yet again and sold everything that I didn't just love, love, love on Craigslist. So, my load is getting lighter literally and figuratively. Now I just have a cardigan and a vest on the needles as well as the afore mentioned trivets, 8 patterns in my Ravelry queue with yarn in hand, and probably still too many skeins of sock yarn (but everyone could use some more socks right?) I really feel in control of my stash again instead of my stash controlling me. It amazes me how "good" things, like knitting or other hobbies, can turn into burdens if not kept in check. Purchasing yarn only takes a few moments where as knitting said yarn can take a very long time; as can be seen by the projects I just finished. Ah well,live and learn as they say.
I have been good about going "Cold Sheep" this month and haven't bought any yarn which puts my day total at 35 days. Since I only seem to post once a month this Summer I guess I'll see you at the end of August. Have a good month everyone!
Joining in with Tami for Finished Object Friday and Linda for Creative Friday.