Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Tablecloth

I posted about starting a tablecloth for my mom for Christmas, and I never followed up with a Finished Object post.  Guess what?  I finished it!!

She was super happy to get her cloth for Christmas, and put it on the table as soon as Christmas dinner was over.  The last pic is of it in her Dining room.

I'm so glad to be finished with it, and at the same time, so happy I did it.  It was truly a labor knit of love. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 round up

I've been away a bit.  Between designing shows, and... well, designing shows, my November and December got crazy.  Really.  But things have settled a bit, so I decided to do a "Yearly wrap up" post.
I had an ultra boring meeting this morning, so I did a lot of totalling then.... fyi. :)
In 2011, I knit:
37 individual projects, including:
3 blankets
5 sweaters
14 large lace projects
6 hats
5 pair of mittens
and 4 other things like socks and baskets

15 projects were from books
8 from PDFs
4 from magazines
5 from free sources
and 5 of my own design

In 2011 I knit 22,918 yards of yarn, also known as 13.02 miles, and I finished a project every 9.86 days, on average.

Also in 2011, I designed 6 shows, learned to spin on my new spinning wheel, and spun a lot of yarn - two hanks of which were used in above projects. 

I think 2011 was a pretty good year!  I am notoriously bad a t dealing with resolutions, but I'm going to make a list again, and see how I do in 2012.

Try to spin lace weight.
Make that cool sideways sweater for myself using some handspun - Rhinebeck!
Keep adding to my crochet arsenal.
Work up the courage to wind up the gossamer yarn.  Maybe even start the Shawl of Insanity.
Be better about swatching.

Let's be honest, that last one is a long shot.