Spring Clean Along 2013 Wrap Up

March 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

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Spring Clean Along 2013 has been a success. In fact, I am thinking it should be an annual event. We all get struck with “startitis” as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has named that irresistible urge to start new projects even while knitting other projects.  We get really frustrated with a project and end up stuff into the bottom of our baskets or bags. Babies come into the world and must be knit for so everything else get put on hold, somehow we don’t make it back to those “on hold” projects and they languish. Whatever the reason, the vast majority of stitchers of all persuasions have WIPs. Ask a sewer or quilter and you will find they have them too. So a yearly clean up or at least a chance to rediscover those projects seems to be an excellent idea.

I made good progress on my WIPs although none are finished. I began planning our up coming Sea of Dreams Blanket KAL which really ends up taking my knitting time and attention in different direction. Such are the difficulties of my life as a blogger here at Polkadotsheep.com (don’t feel sorry for me, it is a great gig). I also began swatching my son’s birthday sweater, there will be more on that later in April. Plus a friend is having a baby next week, so a baby knit was in order.

My favorite project to be finished during the Spring Clean Along 2013 was Laurie’s (-schmoopy-) Even Flow. Laurie is a very monogamous knitter and had started the Even Flow in February. Laurie knit the gorgeous sweater in Madelinetosh Pashmina. It is a perfect marriage of pattern and yarn. Well done, Laurie!!

Schmoopy's Even Flow text

Aimee A. (getknitty) frogged a shawl that she had put aside because her dislike of the pattern’s chart. Even while she like the look of the finished project, it was just sitting around. The yarn has been returned to the her stash, it will likely end up as another shawl some day. Aimee said it felt really good to make a final decision on the WIP.

There was also some stash purge. I purged some of my stash myself.

When Jamie H. went hunting through her WIPs, she discovered she had seven (maybe eight) sweaters in progress. I showed you in a previous post. She also finished two others, the Belleuve Cardigan- Worsted worsted by Laura Chau and Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman. Both sweaters were knit in a yarn very similar to Madelinetosh DK. Obviously, she still has a few sweaters to finish up.

Jamie's Spring Clean sweaters text

So thanks to all who knit along with us during the Spring Clean Along 2013. Hopefully, it helped you re-discover project you love and decrease that occasional haunting feeling that there is a WIP lurking in every corner of your house.

If you like knitting along with us, please check out the details of our Sea of Dream blanket KAL starting on April 1st. Learn about lace, lace knitting charts, and blocking.

Happy Knitting and Happy Spring!!

~Angela M.

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