Flying Off The Needles & Football Playing Dogs……

Well, not really but I have finished a few things recently & it feels good to have some finished projects done before starting any new ones.
I’ve been going through my UFOs and thinking seriously about whether I will ever finish them, asking myself if I still like the project enough to complete it. There’s no point spending all that time just to complete a project that I’m not going to a)love & b)actually wear…I don’t care how much the yarn cost (I can always use it for something else) or how much time has already been invested in the project (no point wasting any more valuable time). Knit what you love & love what you knit…my new mantra, lol.
Anyway, finished projects: for the yellow swap on Ravelry I knit the Elisa Nest Tote .

I used Patons Gem, a 4 ply (fingering weight) cotton. It was a fairly quick knit with an easy to remember stitch pattern. I was just disappointed that the opening ends up being quite small….maybe it was me & I made a mistake…something I’d look carefully at if I ever knit this again.

I finished knitting the magic yarn ball I received in another swap.The yarn was Noro Kureyon Sock and the pattern was for the Decidedly Delicate Hat & Scarf (Ravelry Link here).

Next off the needles was the seven-o-two (click the link & scroll down to find the pattern & more pics), a wrap pattern from Thicket. This was knit in a combination of yarns, Jo Sharp, woolganics, Jamiesons in various shades of blue & finished with a fabulous button, also from Thicket.

On a sad note my (9 year old) baby girl, Molly has been limping for a couple of days.

I couldn’t find anything wrong, other than she wouldn’t/couldn’t weight bear on her right rear leg. a trip to the vet & the news is that Molly has ruptured her cruciate ligament ( something that happens to a lot of football players – rugby league football-) and she is now scheduled for surgery on Monday.