The first week of 2012 was very productive for me. I managed to complete 4 projects in the first 7 days. While I know that I will never be able to keep up the pace I have enjoyed getting things off the needles.
First up is my Perseverance Shawl (Ravelry and FO Blog). I loved this pattern. It is easy enough to be good TV knitting but interesting enough to keep your attention and not become boring. I did have an issue where I was going to run out of yarn so I had to rip back about 25 rows and shorten the last repeat. The yarn - Lion Brand Microspun - is some of the first yarn I bough when I started knitting in April 2005. It is nice to finally have it out of my stash.
Next up is what I called the Clark-A-Roni hat (Ravelry and FO Blog). It is being modeled by Al the Octopus because its intended recipient was being extremely uncooperative. I loved the pattern but it ended up to small length wise. I have some more yarn and will make Clark another one and this hat will go in the charity pile.
Next is the first of 2 dishcloths. This is my Slipped Stitch Braid Variation cloth (Ravelry and FO Blog). This is cloth 30 of the Cable Dishcloth Project.
Finally this is my Sipped Braid Cable Variation cloth (Ravelry and FO Blog). I think this is my favorite pattern in the entire book. I do have a few more of the pattern variations to make but the Cable Dishcloth Project has almost come to an end. I have really enjoyed this challenge and already have the next one in the queue.
Now I am working on a baby sweater for one of the managers at work. Her shower is on the 26th so I need to get going on that. I have also made some stash enhancement last weekend but that will have to wait until next time ....