Look at that! The calendar says it is now 2010. I have been blogging for SIX full years. No wonder I am finding it impossible harder and harder to be original and clever. I’d settle for just one of those two adjectives. But I am committed to soldiering on, so I guess that is my only knitting resolution for this coming year. I will keep knitting, and I will keep blogging. Absolutely no promises concerning frequency of either, although I show no signs of burning out in the knitting world.
Time for the annual parade of what I accomplished in 2009. Actually quite a lot. I knit (or wove) 30 projects. I consider myself to be a very selfish knitter….I knit for my own pleasure, on my own timetable, and mostly for myself. Or so I thought. As it turns out, 19 of those 30 items went to other people. I might have more generosity in my soul than I thought. Drumroll please….
4 baby blankets
2 pairs of socks
1 adult cardigan
1 adult pullover
2 afghan squares
6 baby and toddler sweaters
1 set of napkins
2 felted bags
I could draw a variety of conclusions from this data, but it won’t matter. It’s safe to say I will continue cranking out the little kid stuff. It’s probably safe to say the weaving has mostly run its course. Beyond that…impossible to predict. So I won’t.
What’s on the needles now? One new project, and several carryovers:
Carryover #1: The East Meets West jacket from Knit One Below. This might actually be a finished object soon. I have the back yoke left to knit, and probably sleeves of some sort. I pinned the pieces onto Ms. Twiggy today and I think it might really be a wearable sweater. Don’t quote me on that yet.
Carryover #2: Afghan square #12 (The last one! Then comes putting it all together….and finishing is my favorite thing, right?)
Carryover #3 A pair of socks (on the heel of the second sock)
Carryover # 4: There is no carryover #4. On to the new stuff….
New Stuff #1: Ruffles and Ridges Wrap (Fiber Trends pattern), using Cascade Heritage sock yarn.
I can't get my camera to show the true color. This is really lovely shades of pink. I cast on 807 stitches to start (gasp!!), but it quickly decreases down to a manageable 200 and some. And steadily decreases from there. I love a wrap that knits from the bottom up instead of the neck down.
New stuff #2: There is no new stuff #2 yet. I had big plans but gauge issues have forced me to rethink those plans.
This holiday season brought all my granddaughters together for the first time. Abby is modeling the wonderful dress knit by Sarah Peasley when Abby was first born.
Paige is full of mischief.
And Maura would not smile for the camera. But she is a big-eyed, round-cheeked cherub just the same.
Looks to me like it's going to be a happy new year.