I meant this post to be all about my year in review but...I had too many projects finished this week to share so...I will be sharing them next week. I sure hope that if you blog and link in to Fiber Arts Friday, that you will too.
This last week I took a day off of work which meant, with the holiday, that I ended up with five days at home. That was five days in my pajamas was spent with my family and finishing up knitting projects. I forced myself not to touch my looms until I finished my KAL Cowl from October so...I promise to share that first. This has truly been my biggest lace knitting project ever and I'm very pleased with it. I've decided that my problem with lace isn't my constant need to be moving; the lack of detail is due to the kids and dogs pulling me away from counting. Thank goodness for stitch markers. After dropping stitches that went back multiple rows, I will learn to use a safety line in my next lace project.
|The My Pedro Yarns |
knit up by friends.
My Aunt wanted a slouchy hat for Christmas. Over the last few years, she has received a woven scarf, woven cowl and a knitted cowl but no hat so...off to the drawing board. She wanted a black hat. Geez! I had a bazillion patterns in my queue that I've wanted to knit but knitting them in Black would not be fun so...I went with my tried and true favorite pattern, The Journey Hat. It's perfect for handspun. I used 100% Alpaca donated by our boy, Mr. Tumnus who I sold this fall. Don't worry, he is now living with a few other Alpacas at my favorite apple orchard so I can visit him often. Somewhere around Sunday, I realized that I wouldn't have enough yarn. EEP! So...back to the spinning wheel. (Good thing I have the whole fleece to get my greedy spinning hands on) I whipped up the final 60 yards I needed so I could completed the project. I was knitting with two strands of yarn so I was eating through the yardage. I was very pleased with the project but...having to take a break to spin slowed me down. Good thing I had the lace cowl to knit.
Of course. even with those two projects, I needed some down time from deadlines so I decided that Sister Bear needed one more Christmas present. I was going to whip up a Tardis Mouse for her. The bad part about that is that she saw me knitting it. She didn't know what I was knitting until I started to embroider "Police Box" on the mouse then she was impatient for her gift.
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