Aie! You know a knitter’s feeling bad when she puts down the needles. My sinuses are as pressurized as an airplane cabin! I doubt I’ll make it to the midnight countdown.
I just can’t do the nearly-laceweight silk on teeny needles tonight – and this is the last project I had wanted to finish. Ah well, it’s going to be a great one to start off my list with the Loose Knit Group KAL (January is mittens and gloves – yippee!)
Well, the Knitting Ruler has spoken, and it appears that my collection of mug cozies does indeed count as ONE project (Durn! I knew I should have knit one for my mom’s house, one for my dad’s, a pair for my in-laws’, and a pair for our house… ah well, could you blame me for trying?) which does indeed leave my final total for the Knitting War at 14.
A final round-up, just for the sake of it:
0. Dec. 13 – received and accepted the invitation to join The Knitting War
1. Dec. 14 – finished Golden Delicious socks
2. Dec. 16 – finished Andy’s handspun mitts
3. Dec. 19 – finished Anu’s Mittens
4 and 5. Dec. 20 – finished 2 neck gaiters
6 and 7. Dec. 24 – finished 2 pair mittens (posted Dec. 26)
8 and 9. Dec. 27 – finished stranded pink hat and Koolhaas hat (better photos on Dec. 28)
10. Dec. 28 – finished Tudora to match Koolhaas
11, 12, 13. Dec 30 – finished set of 6 mug cozies, Apres-Ski Kerchief, and Handspun Beaufort Hat (all posted Dec. 31)
14. Dec. 31 – finished Tam Two of Three
It was fun to see how much I could get done when challenged, though I must say that I’m looking forward to knitting at a less frantic pace. I’m thinking it’s about time I got on my Autumn Rose (my Pressssciousssss!) and I have my eye on some lace as well – not to mention the mountains of beautiful roving that are going untouched in the Wool Room!
I’m not much for resolutions, but this coming year I am planning to knit some sweaters for other people (I’ve only made them for myself so far,) so that’s what I’ve got as a “goal” as regards to my fibery pursuits. I foresee quite a bit of stranded knitting in my future (Kauni, anyone?) but I’m not holding myself to any particular projects. I’d just like to keep learning and creating.
It’s been a good year, here’s to making the next even better!
All for this year!