One of the problems with having so many WIPs is the fact that I don't work on any one thing long enough to get it finished as quickly as I would like. So I have plenty of things I am working on, but nothing finished *sigh*
In light of this, and the fact that I am 3 weeks away from my 1 year knitting-versary, I thought I would have a look back through some of my finished projects and see which ones have been successful and which have vanished without a trace ;)
I think the most successful FO I have made is the Lore Hoodie from Vampire Knits (note to self, get better pictures of this!):
I wear it fairly regularly (wore it last night in fact *grins*) and really, really like it. If I were to make it again, I would definitely modify it to have long sleeves, a hooded item with elbow length sleeves is a little strange ;) This is also the only thing I have made with lace (I don't count some of the attempts I have made that never got finished), and the lace part only has one mistake - score!
A project that I initially thought was successful has not really stood the test of time/greater experience. My self-designed tank top:
I still like this, but there are quite a few changes that would make it so much better. I didn't do any waist shaping (didn't know what it was at the time!) so it is a little boxy. Because the shoulders are plain stocking stitch, they roll in, apart from at the top seam where my ability to join pieces together shows a painful lack of skill ;) Overall though, I think it is still pretty cute.
A complete failure project was my Ugly Slippers:
Yeah, wrong yarn, wrong size... just wrong *laughs* They were wonderfully cosy despite their revolting appearance, until they stretched, and stretched, and stretched. Then I decided to try and salvage them by felting them... The less said about that experiment the better!
Well, it's kinda fun to look through the projects I've made and remind myself of how far I have come. Given that I am unlikely to have any FOs for the next couple of weeks, I might continue this theme in the lead up to my year-of-knitting anniversary. At which point it'll culminate in a giveaway and probably a party for everyone... Ok, maybe not a party, but definitely a giveaway *grins*
For actual finished objects, pop over to Tami's, and for more creative and fibrey posts go to Natural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder.