Spring Clean Along 2013: Making Progress

March 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

So how is spring cleaning going for you? Judging by the activity of our Ravelry thread, finishing up WIPs is something we al need a little extra push to do at times. There are a few of group members who really don’t have multiple projects on the needles, but they are minority.

There are some lovely newly completed sweaters thanks to Spring Clean Along. Click on the pictures to be taken to the knitter’s Ravelry project page for details.

Aimee A. (getknitty) lovely Dahlia Cardigan in Malabrigo Arroyo, colorway Plomo.

Aimee's Dahlia

Jamie H. (telogirl2003) Raindrop Cardigan in Madelinetosh Tosh DK, colorway Bloomsbury.

Jamie's raindrop

Helen (hshindersman) Ginvera Pullover in Malabrigo Twist and Malabrigo Lace, colorway Tuareg.

Helen's Ginevera

Obviously these sweaters are much too gorgeous to stay stuffed in a knitting basket unfinished. Do you have a beautiful half-finished sweater like this lurking in your house? If so, it needs to see the light of day. March isn’t over, in fact it keeps snowing at my house. So sweater weather isn’t over and if it is for you, you will have a lovely new sweater to wear next fall.

I was alternating between my Rowan cowl and the Color Affection Shawl yesterday. I can knit on the Color Affection while watching a movie with my husband. The Rowan Cowl with its lovely patterning requires me to look at my knitting.

Other Spring Cleaning 2013 activities that participants have done

  • Ripping out an unidentifiable sweater back. When one can not find the pattern, it is a bit of challenge to finish the sweater.
  • Re-organizing knitting books and magazines into a consolidated shelf and available to inspire.
  • Clearing out stash and finding the yarns new more appreciative homes.

In other news, Aimee and her adorable Sweet Tart poncho were featured on the Berroco Design Studio’s blog. This is the second time Aimee and one of her patterns have been featured by Berroco.  The design was one of Aimee’s baby blanket design, Mountain Chickadee.

To give you a little inspiration as you start planning your spring and summer knitting, may I suggest fingering/sock or sport weight yarns? They are thinner so they give you more knitting bang for your buck, the color possibilities are endless and there is a never-ending parade of sweaters, shawls, and of course socks to knit in these wonderful yarns.

Springtime sock

Look for details of our next Polkadotsheep KAL to be coming soon.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.


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