The Shhhh! Shawl-I worked on it for a few hours and remembered why I left it-
it is written for a sport weight yarn and I was using a lace weight yarn; the sizing was all wrong!
I ripped it out and started a different pattern where the yarn size wouldn't matter! I can just keep going until I run out of yarn! This pattern , Swedish Lines, is one I had bought for my daughter for her first shawl; it was so much fun doing it with her, I thought I would buy it for myself!
The Sand cardigan was an intriguing knit; a really beautiful design that I would use a lot if it was finished but the size looked too small (you start this at the top!)
So I ripped it all out, started again with the next size and this time I will mark where I am each step!
Nothing worse than picking up a pattern that had languished and not knowing where you are when you pick it up again!
Now I have two patterns going that are interesting and will have a good outcome!
What a nice way to knit out the old year!