Actually I finished something two weeks ago, and finally had my husband take the picture* yesterday. It was my Ravellenic Games project, which means for those that can do math that I didn't finish it in the alloted time. I blame my inlaws. They were visiting for part of it, and it felt too weird (not to mention tight in the seating department) to knit in front of them. No idea why. It's not like I haven't knit in front of them before. Instead, I baked in 90 degree weather, experienced one of the local tourist things, and not much else.
But Leftie, (rav link), is an awesome project for those who are not afraid of a couple dozen *cough or more* ends to weave in.
This is an assymetrical shawl created by a continual increase on the right side rows. The leaves are made with short rows (14 really short rows), which makes it a good candidate for knitting backwards if you want. I didn't, but part of me wishes I had, especially at the end when the work was getting a bit unwieldy.
This was my Camp Loopy project 3. We needed to knit 500 yards, and my shawlette weighed 133 grams. Definitely over the requirement (based on math).
The dark blue yarn is Solemate, the sock yarn from Lorna's Laces that has Outlast. It definitely is keeping me warm, but I haven't tried it when it was disgustingly hot out. Of course, that might be asking too much of any yarn. The blue-green is the Superwash Sock from Sweet Georgia Yarns. They are both awesome yarns that I would happily use again (and I have a lot of the blue green left).
The pinky orange is my homage to the pattern. Leftie, as written, is an opportunity for you to use up the odd balls and leftovers that many sock knitters get. I usually have enough yarn leftover from a pair of socks that I could make myself anklets or wristies. I had a tiny ball left of the melony color I used in Sweetly Worn last year, so I put in two leaves with the color. One of my knitter friends suggested just one, but I couldn't resist and had to add a second one.
This pattern has a lot of room for improvisation, so I have bought yarn to turn one improv idea into a reality. Maybe I'll wear the improv in a month or so!
*This picture is brought to you by the look, "Can this picture be done already? I feel the camera sucking out my soul!"