I have a wonderful group on Ravelry called Finish or Frog It Friday. I've been virtual friends with the knitters there since 2009 and we encourage each other to finish WIPs and UFOs on a regular basis. Sometimes we even take a deep breath and let other knitters know it's OK to frog a project that just isn't working and repurpose the yarn. It's been a blessing to learn that you don't have to finish something just because you started. Before I started this group, I used to have around 15-20 WIPs or UFOs in my Ravelry queue. Now I generally keep it to under 6. I have discovered that I need about 6 projects on the needles at any given time to keep things interesting. I have never been a monogamous knitter. I know some people swear by that, but not me. I get bored. I need to work on different types of projects for different occasions: gifts; obsessions; socks; blankets; and more.
This week I finished a fun project: Mom's Cabled Mitts by Jessica Jensen. They were displayed as a suggestion at my LYS, Westport Yarns, for a one skein wonder with one skin of Juniper Moon Farm Stratus. I'm always a sucker for a sample and something quick and easy - so I bought a skein of red and boom - a FO!
I like the way these turned out. The yarn is scrumptious which makes them even more fun to wear.
And I had enough yarn to make them longer for my extra large hands. If I were to make another pair, I'd probably buy a second skein, make them about 2 inches longer on the wrist (because I like long mittens) and I would make closed mittens instead of fingerless mitts. I always like the look of fingerless mitts... but I've never actually worn them. They were fun to knit and I'll definitely knit another pair someday.