Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FO: Starfish Keychain

So, I know I was supposed to keep going on one of my (4) projects that are (almost) done.
I know that.
Unfortunately, it's easy to get sidetracked with other, prettier yarn and brand new projects.
Like starting these Tapestry Mitts.

I mean, I didn't mean to start them... but I already had the yarn, and it was flipping Angora Merino wool, so can you really blame me for casting on and knitting over half of the first mitt in the last two days?
And then I realized that I'm going up to Tofte for the 4th of July, where I'll see my good friend Kim, who requested a starfish keychain for her brand new set of keys (and car) the last time we were together.
So why not crank one out in a few hours with some tasty Three Irish Girls yarn (the very same extra yarn I'm using for the Gobstopper mitts)?
No big deal... ;)

Pattern: Sea Star from Hansi Singh's book Amigurumi Knits (link goes to Ravelry page)
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in colorway "Everlasting Gobstopper"
Needle: size 2 bamboo DPN
Timeframe: The afternoon of June 29th- about 4-5 episodes of "The Office"

Mods: Besides knitting the pattern in much smaller needles and yarn than asked for, nothing.
Worst Part: Picking up all the stitches to connect the bottom of the starfish to the top.  Just the worst.
Best Part: The colors!
I think I (may) have all my wandering out of my system.  I think I can go back to the other projects and start to finish them up.
I do feel a tad bit guilty about completely ignoring them.
And even if I don't hold myself accountable...

I know that cats can see me and judge me for casting on when they know I have other projects.
Because if they don't hold me accountable, no one will... ;)

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