Behold, my gallery of shame. These are knitting projects I have had on the needles for too long, often for very poor reasons.
This is a cardigan for Sofie, with hugs-and-kisses and wishbone cables. All that’s left is the sleeves and the button band.
This is possibly the most superbly-designed sweater I’ve ever knit: the Eris pullover, from the meticulous and inspired Girl from Auntie. You’ll notice that it, too, is missing sleeves. I admit it, I hate sleeves. They’re repetitive and at the same time fiddly, because they have to be reduced regularly and evenly, and both sides have to match.
Here’s a silk and wool scarf in seed stitch. I haven’t had it on the needles long–in fact, I started it just three weeks ago. It’s perfect for knitting on while I read or watch tv. But I took it to Little Sunshine’s cross-country meet and lost one of the needles, so I haven’t worked on it since.
Here’s almost half a pair of Tofutsie socks for our friend Tanner, who had very special sock-related needs which I am failing to meet. Sorry, Tanner!
I finished this fingerless pirate glove in the Seattle airport last week, but I haven’t got its match on the needles yet. It’s a modification of the Pirate Mittens at Hello Yarn–I made two pairs of these last winter, and three pairs of the squirrel mittens (Tuxedo Boy kept felting them into immoveable tubes).
This is new, and actually coming along nicely. Joan brought me back some lovely yak yarn from Alaska, and I’m making it into a lace scarf in Little Leaf pattern.
So I’m hoping that this little gallery of shame will spur me on to completion. Feel free to ask for updates, or to chide me.