Hopefully. After the last two sweater starts had to be abandoned, I'm almost afraid to try again. Nevertheless, I've just finished the first sleeve of what I hope will be a sweater I can wear before our short winter season is over. I decided that if this is going to happen, I'd better use a heavier weight yarn (meaning bigger needles) and bought some Peruvian Highland Chunky wool from Elann, in "mid indigo"
Yum Mee. Now, I'm a rather chunky person myself, so I'm a bit conflicted as to what style this sweater should be. I'm using the Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and am torn between the raglan and yoke cardigans. I would like a collar, so the raglan is more appealing, but having a large "front porch," I'm not sure if that's the best style for me or not. I'd like to see some of your opinions on the matter - I still have one sleeve to knit before making the final decision.
With the new year fast approaching, it seems most of us are feeling the urge to organize, declutter, start new projects, and make our resolutions. I'll probably engage in most of these myself, although I tend not to make any formal resolutions. I will say that I have in mind to try some new knitting techniques this year, especially a fair isle project, most likely a hat or bag to start with. I also want to be more active and get myself back into my twice a week gym visits. My membership to the Y has been languishing for much too long, as my increasing backside can testify! There should also be some volunteering.
As for how much knitting I did in 2005, here's a list.
- 1 baby blanket (Wild Stripes from Knitty - still waiting for me to sew on the backing)
- 1 bath mitt
- 1 pair fingerless mitts
- 5 kids stocking hats
- 1 quilt square
- 9 kids mittens
- 1 adult mittens
- 9 purses (7 of which were felted)
- 12 scarves (and no "fun fur" or novelty yarn in sight)
- 6 shawls (all but two were fairly small)
- 1 cabled cardi sweater (awaiting zipper)
- 1 huge felted tote bag
- 33 pairs of socks (YIKES!)
And yes, I do have too much time on my hands - why do you ask?? heh
It's traditional to extend a wish for a Happy New Year, but my strongest wish for all of us is simply Peace.