Friday, October 28, 2011

finish it up Friday, week 3

Welcome to week 3 of finish it up Friday! I've heard from several of you that this challenge is really motivating you to finish up your projects. Hurray! Thanks to all of you who have joined in. It makes finishing much more fun! I'm really enjoying the challenge, although it does seem like Friday rolls around faster than ever before. Ha!
This week I was able to finish knitting a pair of socks that I had been working on since February. I'm so excited to see these complete. I'm a very sporatic knitter, and I had one of the socks knit for months. The other one was started, but I stalled out for awhile. I turned the heel on the second sock last Saturday, and sped through the last part of the foot in record time. I closed the toe last night...thanks to this challenge! I always get a little bit giddy to see how slick the kitchener stitch finishes things up. (Look at me throwing around knitting lingo like I know what I'm doing!) It's getting COLD here, so hurray for a timely finish!

How about you? Do you have a finish from the past week? If so, feel free to link up and share your accomplishment! Please remember to link to a specific post. Thank you! And happy Friday!

59 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have to agree with your Amanda Jean, that your challenge has been a real boost for me. I too have been trying to finish up ufo's and wips. Thanks for the incentive.

Sasha said...

I love hand knit socks!!! I just finished one for hubby and apparently lost my kitchener mojo. I'll have to rip back the toe and fix it :) Your socks look great. I love the color!!!

beth said...

Love your socks!

TööT said...

I agree, Friday is here much sooner than ever before but I'm also able to finish up old UFOs :D

Cute socks, I love to make them too.

KristyLou said...

I cannot believe you knitted socks. I can crochet like a mad woman, but knitting always amazes me. And socks...???!!! AWESOME!

fabrications2B said...

"Finish it Up Friday" is great! Especially because the next day turns into "Start Something New Saturday" and the cycle continues!

Heather said...

Your socks look great! I bet they're super soft and warm, too... :o)

etta said...

I can't wait to get back behind my sewing machine! I had a baby last week, though, so he's keeping me busy. :)

Your socks look great! Knitting socks is something I could never figure out.

Mama Urchin said...

I don't see how Friday coming faster can be a bad thing. I finally figured out what I'm going to do for my retreat squares. Now I just need to cut them and get them basted!

Melissa said...

I love these Finish It Up Fridays :) AND I especially love those socks!

bethanndodd said...

I look forward to the new Finish It Up Fridays...thanks for hosting! I also LOVE your socks...I really want to learn to knit or crochet. Smiles~Beth

Rene' said...

Ohhh, those socks looks so comfy and warm! Great Friday finish. Thanks again for the weekly motivation!

Jessica Christensen said...

Now that I'm moving to a cold climate, I'm going to have to learn to knit socks. I'm actually very excited to do so. Yours look great!

Connie said...

Nice job -- love the color. I crochet but have never learned to knit -- maybe someday.

Don't have a Friday finish -- spent several days last week with my grandkids in Omaha and did no sewing. Maybe next week -- still have a quilt top I'd really like to finish.

Suvi said...

Great socks! I'm not participating in this finish it up friday (although I really should), but it's fun to see what others get done! Talking about getting done, I just undid my DD's sock for the third time...I have a week to finish them off, so come what may, no more undoing!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Super cute socks! I'm knitting too. But no finishes to show. :(

Rachel's Quilts said...

Love your socks. I started knitting socks last year and finally have enough to wear a knitted pair everyday.
Thanks for hosting. It's great to have some finishes to check off my list.

Sarah Craig said...

Love your socks! And thanks for the linky party - it's always a spur to finish something!!

Alli said...

Yay for your new socks! They look fantastic. :) Thanks for hosting this linky!

Alycia said...

Yay you! I dream od knitting one day, but you have socks to prove you can!! I LOVE them!

Cathy said...

Great socks. And a great linky party to create incentive to get things finished.

Elena said...

I love these red socks! They look warm!
And thank you for the finish-it-up Friday, Amanda, is such a good idea and really fun! My problem is I usually start something new every three or four days! But now I am more motivated to finish one or two little things faster!
Besos desde Madrid,
Elena

Kate said...

I admire anyone who can knit socks - i have only done scarves, hats, and blankets. socks kind of freak me out, but yours are amazing!

I also love the 'finish-it up friday'. It gave me the motivation this week to finish some projects that needed to be done ASAP... :)

Jane said...

I didn't finish anything, but I started a new pair of socks this afternoon. I learned toe-up in order to avoid kitchener! Hand knit socks just feel good!

Carolyn J. said...

Thanks for the challenge to "Finish it up Friday"....here's my finish for this week http://cjs-sewingroom.blogspot.com/2011/10/finish-it-up-friday-diaper-bag.html

Clair said...

Nice color for your socks:) I need to start something so I can join the finish it up thing.

Elle said...

I love the whole concept - thanks so much! And great job on the socks!

Suzanne said...

I feel you cheering me on. I'm almost done with my finish and when I've felt like abandoning it, I've called on the Collective Mojo of your readers. Once I'm done, I get the reward of browsing the other finishes. Yippee!

Your socks are fantastic. I am glad you warded off the case of SSS (second sock syndrome).

Linda said...

LOVE hand knit socks! They are the best! I am working on a pair for J right now. I think I might be next in line for another pair. LOL

Melody said...

This friday I'm home from work and ready to sit down with a glass of wine and hand work on my quilt for the boyfriend. I hope by next friday I can finish it - then on to the Christmas present for my daughter. I was going to be a house warming present but NOT! I love the socks. That's something I want to learn next.

AMD said...

Wow, those socks look professional. And pretty.

Leslie said...

thanks for having the linky party...it was so fun to look around and see what everyone else has made this week

Kristen said...

Those look fantastic and warm! Wish I could knit, but then again I do live in the desert. ;)

Becky said...

Thanks for the link-up! It's been great for me too! LOVE the socks! i actually just bought a "sock loom" and some yarn the other day. Maybe soon I'll have a home made pair of socks of my own ;-).

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Mmmm....lovely socks!

I have a project that I've been working for nearly two years that I will try to finish by next week. Though not sure if I can blog about it as it is a gift for my sister and I don't want her to know it's done yet. ;)

Heleen Groot said...

OMG! You can knit socks? I am completely awe struck! Just by the knitting of socks mind you, not even by the fact that you finished them! Great work!

Momma Yen said...

What pattern did you use for your socks? They are too cute! I just learned to knit and am finishing up a Harry Potter house scarf.

Susie said...

Great socks and soooo practical!!! I wish I could knit - its on my 'one day' list to jump on youtube and teach myself!! Keep up the inspirational work! Happy Stitching, Susie

quirky granola girl said...

way to go on finishing your socks! did i know that you also knit? i feel like that is news to me. it is good to know that you are still a woman of mystery :)

Wendi said...

Your socks look wonderful! I just started my first pair ever & from the toe up. I've never even tried a hand knit pair on, so I'm hoping I love them. What yarn & pattern did you use? Do you have a favorite sock knitting yarn?

Mary said...

LOVE the socks! Wish I could knit just so I could make socks. I can crochet but no knitting.

I am so sad I missed Finish it up Friday. I did have some finsihes but sadly, my dial up connection was not adequate for posting about them. Maybe next week!

Sue said...

I knit my first pair of socks after reading your very first post about your own sock knitting adventure. I can't find cute patterns like yours though. Do you have a book or website you use? I love this Friday Finish idea. :)

Shawn said...

Love your socks Amanda, all that knitting and then you step all over them...lol I love knitting too!! Friday came way to fast for me last week, I'll see you this week though. Hope your having a great week.

niki said...

I have just found your blog and love it! I have looked all over it trying to find a place to leave a comment that might not get lost among the others...but, well, you are a poplular gal! :) so, i will leave my ??? here and hope you find them. I am new to quilting and wondering if there was a cheaper route to buying material than joanne's fabrics, or hancock fabrics or...etc. quilting seems expensive to me, but i still love it and want to find a cheaper way. any suggestions? thanks...niki

Debora said...

Niki,
I start builing the fabrics over a period of time, and I think the results are better for my patience. I use the weekly 40%off coupons that Joanne's have in the Sunday paper and that helps quite a bit.

donna said...

I love the red socks! knitting is a good diversion from sewing and quilting. I am not up to the level of socks yet. Yours look like they are made by a pro.

Linda said...

Please come back soon!

Dorothee said...

can't comment on your most recent post. Will miss your posts and pictures ... hope to see you back here soon!

**nicke... said...

i sure love your blog amandajean! come back to us soon! ;)

speattle said...

Take the time you need. Life is busy, the holidays are upon us, you have a family to tend to. Real life must come before on-line life.

Be well. Keep safe. God Bless You.

Debbie said...

I'll miss following you. Take whatever it is to make things better so you will want to come back. I'll miss you just like the last time.

Anonymous said...

I hope your break is helpful. Really enjoy looking at all your projects...life sometimes feels like it is a roller coaster, it moves so quickly. I hope you find a more healthy pace!!!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Thanks for sharing your quilting with us! Thanks for also being "real" and knowing when you need to step off the merry go round. Enjoy the break!

Julia said...

Thanks to your finish up friday I actually got a WIP done last week! Thanks for the push :) And as far as taking a break goes, you deserve it! Enjoy it, spend time with your family, relax, and when your ready we will be here to see all your great works again :)

VeeV said...

Oh BooHoo...again,
but i certainly understand what a merry-go-round feels like, so i bid you rest and relaxation.....so we can see you soon again,
always, always, always missed,
and loved!!!!!
xo
eva

Laurel09 said...

I am a new follower of your blog and have really enjoyed it so far. Lucky for me, I can go back and read old posts (new to me) during your break! Your quilting blog is the best one I've found so far - I love the color and design choices you make, and your explanations are so clear!

I hope you get the time off you need and come back soon!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

Will you please apply to teach at next year's Sewing Summit? You are at the top of my list for people i'd love to learn from or see a trunk show from. :-)

michelle b. said...

Thank you for this wonderful incentive! I hope you are getting the much deserved rest you need, and I look forward to when you are back on the blog! You are missed!!! Meanwhile, I will do my best to stay faithful to the mission of finishing what I once started!

Kim said...

We'll be here waiting for you
Wishing you well

Happy Sewing