How about we have a roundup of projects I finished months ago and are no longer seasonal?
I will warn you in advance that I’m experimenting with where I take my photos, since I don’t always want to put on a fashion show for my neighbors in my backyard. Right now that space is a corner in my craft room/office. It’s hard to be taken seriously when you’re casually modeling next to a light switch, but whatever.
My goal with these projects was using up as much of my stash as possible.
This project was easy to follow and worked up super fast. Like I mentioned, this sweater was purely a stash buster, so rather than going with the recommended colors in the project, I used the following:
- 2 skeins (or 3?!) of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Moonlight
- 1 skein (or 2?!) of Hometown USA Lake Tahoe Blue
- 1 skein of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Crimson
I remember using 5 skeins total, so I think I used 3 skeins of the Moonlight colorway. GREAT NOTE KEEPING, JENNY. The crimson colorway was more random, so I went through and separated the yarn by solids. My hope had been to use the white/red portion as an accent, but as you can tell from my sleeves, I clearly ran out of yarn.
This project was a great stash-buster! I used every bit of the 5 skeins.
I’m pretty happy with it, though if I could do it again, I’d definitely pick solid-colored yarns so that the color pooling isn’t so weird. I’d also get enough yarn for the sleeves. I have abnormally long arms, so even when I buy something at the store, it is easy to look like I just went through a growth spurt. This is what the sweater looks like when I’m not actively pulling on the sleeves.
Once I get my stash down, I’d love to do this sweater again in solid colors.
Next up is the Hygge Ponchette from Little Box of Crochet.
I finished this project in a day. I remember going back and forth on the pompoms but ultimately decided not to make them. I think that choice worked. This is cute but I don’t think it’s really my style, and don’t see myself wearing it in the future.
Next up – another Little Box of Crochet project, a Starry Scarflette.
I worked on this project on and off all throughout quarantine. It’s cute but I will be honest, I did not like making all the granny squares. I guess I’m not a granny square person.
And finally, the Garden Party Shawl from TL Yarn Crafts!
I finished this one back in the fall, but the photos I took for it looked weird. I just looked sad in all the pictures so I decided to retake them.
I loved this project! I purchased it as a kit from Sewrella Yarns when I first moved up here. The project was easy to follow and the colors are so beautiful! I will say that I should have done a gauge swatch, because I ran out of yarn for the final row (oops!) But there’s really no way to tell.
The colors for this one are so bright and spring-y that I would say it’s the only seasonal project I have in this roundup.
Thank you for reading, and I hope that you’re enjoying whatever you are working on!