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FO Friday: Sometimes You Don't Finish All that Much


This FO Friday post is a sight to see.

A fairly small, sad sight to see.

I intended to do a post about my finished objects last Friday, but didn't. 

"I'll wait until I finish X, Y, and maybe Z and then I'll have a better post for next week," I thought.

One week later, and X has been abandoned, Y was messed up, restarted, and rejected because I was having an allergic reaction to the yarn, and Z is just plain not finished.  I'm sure it will be soon, though.

In the meantime, this is what my horrible hands and limited schedule have produced.

Granny square banner #1:

I had a skein of yellow Vanna's Choice and I knew I wanted to pair it with a grass green yarn for a spring-timey banner.  So I did.  It was quick and easy and granny squares never fail to make me happy.  I put it up for my little girl's birthday party last weekend, and it will probably stay in our living room throughout the spring.  I can't seem to get good pictures of it, regardless of what time of the day it is, but just trust me when I say that it's very cheerful.

Here's Banner #2:

This is Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman and Lemongrass.  There was absolutely no reason for me to make this other than I wanted the instant gratification of crocheting granny squares with super bulky yarn and a Size P crochet hook.  I'm not even joking when I say I wish it was a Size Q.  I think that would make a difference.  This used up nearly 1 skein (of 2 skeins) of green yarn, and about half a skein (of 10 skeins) of the white yarn.  It wasn't that big of a deal as far as stash-busting goes, but it was a fun thing to do over the weekend a couple of weeks ago while I tried to figure out what I was going to do with some other troublesome projects.

Plus, I used it as a decoration around the dessert table at my little girl's birthday party.

I'm noticing a trend.  Um, these are some bunnies that I knitted for ...... my daughter's birthday party.

The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and Size 7 needles, but that will get you some armadillo-looking monstrosities like the white bunnies in the second picture.  That's why I'm not linking to the pattern, but typing "bunny rabbit" into the pattern search box on Ravelry should turn up plenty of options if you're looking for that sort of thing.  I did knit a few bunnies with super bulky yarn and Size 10.5 needles and they were a bit cuter.  Just a bit, though.  However, given the streak I've been on with my knitting lately, this could just be more a matter of user error than anything else.

To sum up, here's what I cared about enough to follow through on lately:

  1. My little girl
  2. My little girl's second birthday party
  3. Granny squares

Even with all the gift knitting I plan on doing right now, I still feel like my priorities are in place.

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