Time for an update of finished projects since last February.
The first project is a zip up vest using an Icelandic wool called Ístex Léttlopi. The yarn was interesting to knit with – a little scratchy, but is very light and warm to wear. The project also featured my first zipper installment, which was easier to do than I thought. The vest got plenty of wear during our cooler-than-average winter.
The second project was a teddy bear to use up some shaggy yarn that I had somehow picked up. The bear was my first toy but was straight-forward to do. I can see how some people might specialise in toy-making as it was a relatively quick knit.
Third and fourth projects were quick birthday gifts for friends using patterns I have used previously.
The last project I completed was a beanie project from Pom Pom Quarterly magazine. I did it mainly to use up some 4 ply yarn that I had in my stash, but it turned out very well. Luckily, we had a cool Spring, so I still managed to get some use out of the beanie even though I completed it in August.