Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Virtual Hangover

You know how it is this time of year, the exhaustion of Xmas, the morning-after of the new year, and then the big NOW WHAT?

I too am feeling at loose ends a bit, trying to plan some bigger for-me projects after all the small Xmas knitting I did. And I am going to try to recap my year and pat myself on the back for the work I've done.

So here it is (as complete as my terrible memory will allow) the project recap for 2005:

1. The Clap. Still my fave project and favorite garment. Love it love it love it!

2. Grandmother's cabled sweater. My first cables! Now that she is gone, I am going to unravel it and make something special out of it--probably the cabled tree skirt from Handknit Holidays. I like the idea that her favorite sweater would still be used every year, a real tradition.

3. Eyelet cardi for mom. First use of Knitpics alpaca silk, one of my all time favorite yarns.

4. Nothing but a T for sis. Looks great on her!

5. Ribby for me. The only sweater I have knitted for myself--that will change this year.

6. Cotton cardi for Girlpants.

7. Bolero for Girlpants with recycled yarn from the Fibercrack test knit.

8. Three baby blankets, cotton ease, chenille and rowan denim.

9. Two sets of baby booties and four sets of baby socks. Great use of scraps.

10. Socks! 8 pairs knitted, but only 1 for me. Need more socks.

11. Shawl for mum. The ribbon was not convincing.

12. 3 fuzzy scarves and one fuzzy hat, all as gifts. Not a fan of novelty yarn.

13. Kitty PI. My mom's cat loves it!

14. Capelet for me. I only use it in the house, it may get ripped for the yarn.

15. Two scarves for me.

16. 28 items for Xmas, including 5 buttonhole bags, 7 scarves, 4 flower washcloths and some gauntlets.

17. And the denim jumper for Girlpants. VERY cute.

18. And a toddler sweater for my bud in Savannah.

That puts my tenative total at 63 items finished. Whoa!

I have 2 UFOs left from the year:

1. Summer Tweed wrap sweater. Still needs right color for I-cord borders. First color was not a match. I'll finish it in time to wear it this summer.

2. Silk corset. I ripped it because it was WAY too small. But I will reknit. I loved working on the pattern and I am a big fan of Annie Modesitt.

Let's hear it for another year of passionate knitting! I cannot believe how much my skill has grown, I'd call myself an intermediate knitter now. ME!

Lets hope with all that off my chest I can post more than once every two months now.


At 8:21 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Thats a nice list of FO's! If I sat down and tried really hard I might be able to come up with a list, but it would take hours to remember that far back. LOL I decided not to even try.

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Debi said...

Suzanne!! Glad to finally see you back here!! Happy New Year!!
Very Very prolific knitting year you had, I think you're in Expert territory already!
Welcome back to Knitbloglandia :)

At 11:12 PM, Blogger emmy said...

Hi Suzanne. It is good to see you. That is quite a list of FO's. Great job!!Hope to run into you again sometime.


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