I've got a couple of recent finishes to show off. First up, a baby quilt just because I like making baby quilts.
About a month ago, I was feeling a real lack of crafty mojo. I didn't know what to work on. Everything seemed too difficult, too expensive, too useless, or a potential ugly disaster. I couldn't seem to trust myself to make something good. One day I decided to sew anyway. I grabbed my bin of 3.5" square scraps and started pulling. I was mostly going for pink and girly. Lots of blues, greys and yellows snuck in too. By the end of the day, I had a finished quilt top and had regained some of my trust in myself.
I wanted something fun for the back, so I made a Swoon block sized down to 12 inches. So many little triangles! But, it turned out to be the perfect thing.
I haven't decided where this one is going yet. It will either end up on the top of the stack of baby quilts for future gift giving or the stack of quilts to donate to charity.
Also recently finished- a sweater for Sam. Only a few days late for his birthday. I know what you're thinking- "But, it's Spring- Sweater season is over!" Not in Idaho, my friends. He'll still get quite a bit of use out of this on chilly mornings. And, I've never made a sweater for him before. He was definitely overdue.
The pattern is Carousel by Froginette. I left out the band of contrasting stripes, though. All sorts of other details are on my Ravelry project page.
It was iffy from the beginning whether or not he would actually ever wear the sweater. He is a stubborn little monkey and if he does not like something there is very little chance of changing his mind. When he first saw it, he declared that he hated grey and he would never wear it. I semi-patiently explained that if it was grey he could wear it to school with his uniforms. He said, "OK, I will only wear it to school then." Well, I kept knitting and kept trying bits on him. By the time it was finished and blocked Saturday morning, he immediately put it on, wore it all day and wore it again to church on Sunday. So, win for the mommy!
Later this week, I'll try and give an update on all the other things I have that are not yet finished. Trust me, there are a lot.