I've been a member of Ravelry for a number of years - it's a community of knitters, crocheters, and even some spinners, and it's addicting (just like Pinterest!). People are forever sharing what they're working on, and it often inspires me to want to knit / crochet that same item. One thing that Ravelry can't provide is more hours in my day - so I've learned to think twice when I save a pattern to my library. At the rate that I'm knitting, and also saving interesting patterns, I'll have to live to be 103 - and that's only to make my currently saved items!
But, Ravelry also has some really great offerings - you can join all kinds of groups, and one that caught my eye a few weeks ago was "17 in 2017" - kind of an accountability group. We were encouraged to list 17 UFOs that we'd like to finish this year, and then we're to choose something from that list every month (actually a few somethings, or we'd never finish all 17). February's challenge was to finish something that would be a gift or something that would show our love to someone - Valentine's Day does fall in February after all!
I've chosen to finish the "Antler" sweaters that I started for my grandsons late last fall.
I have most of the first one done, and am not too far behind on the 2nd. My daughter chose the yarn - the darker sweater is for the 2-year old, and the turquoise one is for the 2-month old. These sweaters should fit in the fall, and maybe even into next fall.
However, those plans have had to be set aside temporarily - a friend's daughter is expecting her first baby, and the proud grandmother wanted a sweater and hat knit for the baby - but she doesn't knit. I agreed to knit the set for her, and I'm almost ready to hand it over to her. The sweater needs to have the underarm seams sewn, and then the sweater needs to be blocked. The hat is fairly straight-forward, but it will have a knitted bow attached to one side. I should be able to have it done tomorrow...
I'm linking up to Judy's On The Needles post.