January 16, 2008

2007 Review 2008 forecast

2008 Review 

Even though I felt like I was always knitting it seems like I didn't knit that much last year. My finished projects were:

1 Felted Bag: Wobbly Circles Tote

3.5 pairs Socks: Embossed Leaves, Jaywalker, Lang Jawoll cotton, One CableNet sock

1 Child's Jacket: Cable Yoke Jacket

1 Scarf: So-called-scarf

1 Cardigan: TuttiTwist Cardigan reknit the sleeves, seamed and stitched (still need buttons)

Most of my time was spent knitting the CableNet sock...Ah, about 3 months. I knit a lot of it while watching season 1 and 2 of 24 and the rest in the car about a half hour every weekday morning. I have less than half of the second sock done so maybe about 2 months more...

2008 Forecast

Socks: Second Cable Net sock, retro rib, others?

Scarfs: Finish Birch, Start River

Rowan Glace Cardigan

Use Rowan Biggy Yarn for intended cardigan or improvise something else

Mini Felted bags

Sewing: Box Project Totes

Jewelry:  Glass Beads to use to make Bangles and Bracelets



January 14, 2007

Embossed Leaves

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 Happy New Year!

Since I have been back to work after maternity leave (2 months) I have been sick about half the time. This includes the last week of the year that we get as vacation. I was really looking forward to exercising and getting some baby proofing done around the house during that time. My husband is super sleep deprived. We are just a complete wreck. On the bright side our son is happy and giggly. We switched from a preschool type day care with lots of kids to a home day care with about 5 kids. Maybe we won't get sick as much. Ha Ha. The doctor and everyone else said we will be sick for about 2 years and then be super immune. Ugg.

There has been some knitting! I finished the Embossed Leaves socks from Interweave Knits Winter 05 in Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino in colorway 300. I made the leg and foot shorter since I am so short. I used crystal palace bamboo double pointed needles size 2

My next project is Wobbly Circles Tote from IK Knits Spring 2006. I'll be using Patons Classic Merino that I have in my stash. I've never done intarsia so this will be a good first project since it gets felted in the end.

I like the idea that people are going to be knitting from their stash this year. I'm not planning on participating in this but I do want to use the yarn I have so I can buy new yarn for new projects and knit them while the excitement of planning and buying is still there. I find it is not as fun for me go into my supplies to make something I planned one or two or ten years ago.