Monday, July 7, 2008

Q3 Challenge first FO!

I started some slippers for my dad (Christmas knitting in July) at the end of June. I finished the first one on Sunday night. They're pretty good, I think. It's hard to know if they'll fit, though his feet are only half an inch longer than mine so I can guess based on how they fit me that they should be alright. The yarn I bought is enough to do five slippers. I've decided to do three for him (so he has a spare) and a pair for myself, but probably in a different pattern. I don't know if I can bring myself to knit five of the same pattern without going insane.

Anyway, here's the first slipper.

And completed slippers!

Toe Warmers — Footlets for Dad (pattern) (ravelry) by Patons
Source: Yarn Lover's Room (
Recipient: My Dad
Occasion: Christmas
Finished: July 7, 2008
Yarn: 0.5 skein of Lang Yarns Jawoll Cotton Aktion
Needles: US 2 or 2.75 mm circulars

This also marks the beginning of my Q3 Challenge knitting. It feels great to get such a good start on it. The rules were to knit an unfinished gift, start and finish a new gift, and knit something for yourself. This is probably the easiest of the three parts, and I'm probably making it more of challenge than it needs to be, but I really don't want to have any leftover yarn lol.

My second project that I want to talk about is Arbor, which sort of fits into the Q3 challenge, but I'm not using it in its entirety. I have loftier plans! Anyway, here's some finished pictures of it!

Another from the front, after a day of wearing (it hasn't stretched at all, which is awesome!)

And one from the back, where there might have been some slight stretching, but I'm not overly concerned. I still think it wore very well.

Q3 Challenge Goals!

Just a quick recap/update for you readers out there on my Q3 Challenge items:
  1. Finish a work-in-progress: COMPLETE!
    Toe Warmers my dad (pattern)(ravelry)(blog). These were started the last week of June and finished July 7. Very quick and easy, but I'm happy they're done!
  2. Start and finish a gift item:
    The cozy stole (pattern)(ravelry) will fit into this category nicely!
  3. Knit something for yourself: 50%
    I would say I'm 50% done because I challenged myself to finish Arbor (pattern)(ravelry)(blog), which I finished July 5th, but I wanted to start and finish something brand new for myself. I knew that finishing the pullover wouldn't be much of a challenge and needed more.

    My plan for the second part of this challenge is to use my Fiddlesticks lace yarn that could make a lovely wrap (ravelry)(pattern) for me ^_^
My updated July List:
  1. Toe Warmers / For my Dad / Christmas / December 25, 2008 / Finished July 7, 2008
  2. Cozy Stole / For my sister-in-law / Christmas / December 25, 2008 / Pending start
  3. Bridesmaid Stoles / For my Bridesmaids / Wedding / September 2009 / Pending start
  4. Stole in Fiddlesticks lace yarn / For myself / Q3 Challenge / September 30, 2008 / Pending start
  5. Arbor — Lace pullover / For myself / Partial Q3 Challenge / Finished July 5, 20008


Sara said...

I love the top and slippers. Very nice!!

Liz said...


KimT said...

wow, you are really good! Your things look fantastic!

Barbara said...

the slippers look great! I'm going to look up the pattern.