That's right! It's time to show off what you got done this week. No need for a finished object! Any week where you didn't shove all your projects to the back of your closet and forsake crafting is a week where you won!

We also have a request, which I'm tossing in a poll:

Keep in mind that all we have in the ring at the moment is a brain hat. Think long and hard about whether you want this to be the thing that represents us.

As for last week's poll, here are the results!

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Wow. You guys actually surprised me. I tossed in that 'heart gifts' line because I thought "nah, we're all stone cold snarkers who wouldn't use a line like that." Color me surprised. You people are way nicer than I am (I voted that my family doesn't deserve my knitting).

Now my progress!

The Tanvi is god-damn finished!

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It took me twenty days from cast on to cast off. That's not bad for a baby sweater! I highly recommend this pattern, but also recommend reading it through a few times and attacking the page with a highlighter. Oh, and having backup row counters. I had a row counter and a sticky to keep my shit straight, and I'm glad I did. A few times, one or the other got messed up, and without my backup, I probably would have started at the wrong row.

At this point, I still have to do the blocking. I'm waiting for some buttons to get to me, because I'm too lazy to go to the store to get some. Also, the last time I was there, they were all buttons for god-damn scrapbook people, and useless for clothing. I do not want a bucket of random buttons. I want five buttons of a precise color and size.

One thing that's driving me nuts about this pattern on Ravelry is how many people didn't block it. It looks like a hot mess without blocking it. Why would you spend nearly a month knitting something, only to send it out into the world looking lumpy?

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People. Block your shit.

Oh, I also finished reading a book! If you're interested in learning to knit, I strongly recommend Idiot's Guide to Knitting. You can read my review on Goodreads!

Now I can start in on my knitting for my upcoming eight-hour drive! For travelling, I'm taking some Misti Chunky Alpaca to make some fingerless mitts. My hope is that they'll be done by Thanksgiving, so I'll be able to wow everyone there with my warmth and craftiness. Besides, I need some new fingerless mitts. Apparently my hobo mitts have been lost to my closet. I found one (the pretty one), but one doesn't do me much good, does it?

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Mitts don't take long, so the back-up project is a pair of socks, Squall, because those are also super portable.

Also, the needles hurt more when you stab people with them.

So, show me! What have you done this week?