I still haven't blocked my sweater, but I did finish a couple of other things so I will show those off. First, I made a dreadie sack to sell at the shop. The yarn is a hand dye that I created for another project and then changed my mind. I am trying really hard not to stash yarns so I decided to crochet the skein into a dreadie sack (I wanted something that could use the entire skein so I wasn't stck with a bunch of leftover.) If you have know me for any length of time you have probably seem me turn out hundreds of tams and dreadie sacks so this one isn't a lot different except that it has nice hand dyed color changes.
The next project is a headscarf that uses leftover sock yarn. I always end up with 25-40grams of sock yarn leftovers so I like to find ways to use them up. This headscarf uses about 30grams of sock yarn to make a 48" scarf and about 40grams to make the 60" version that I made and the great thing about the pattern is that you can just go until you run out of yarn. As long as you have at least 25grams to start with the scarf will be long enough to wrap your head and tie.
Sock Wave Head Scarf
25-50grams sock yarn
US4 knitting needles
25st and 36 rows= 4"
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Row 6: k2, (k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (k2tog) 3 times, k2
Row 7: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Row 8: knit
Repeat rows 5-8 until you reach the desired length or you only have 3 yards of yarn remaining.
Knit 3 rows.
Block scarf and weave in ends.