Thursday, January 14, 2010


Every time I sit down to write a recap of 2009 I just get tired. But here we go. There were some projects that I didn't note on the sidebar that I do note here because they were on my Ravelry page (any links here are to the Ravelry Project).
  1. Lucky 7 Snowboarding Hat
  2. Hemlock Ring Blanket
  3. Huron Jaywalkers A rare pair that fits each foot!
  4. Veronique from French Girl Knits (Amazon link)
  5. EZ's Bog Jacket
  6. Indigo Ripples Skirt It's just a little too short. :(
  7. Heather Betty Friedan Primavera Socks Another pair of happy socks that fit both feet!
  8. Halvsies I've put the pattern for this up for free on Ravelry.
  9. Boy Petal Bib for a co-worker
  10. Morocco from Sublime booklet #623 Ended up way too big, so I gave it to my Mom. Lesson learned: wash your swatch!
  11. Unisex Petal Bib for another co-worker
  12. Vogue Tank #25 from Spring/Summer Issue Knit out of Handmaiden Sea Silk, this is one of my favorite projects of 2009!
  13. A Couple of Hooters
  14. Side Slip Cloche from Boutique Knits
  15. Graded Diagonal Lace Scarf for Kristina for Christmas
  16. Dr. Monkey Renner for Dr. Renner for Cristmas.
  17. Dashing for Kristina's Mom - finished seconds before the ball dropped on New Years Eve!

So, I responded to the Yarn Harlot's Knit-Signal today. A little too much actually. I didn't see the confirmation page before I accidentally navigated away from it, so I ended up donating twice! I'm going to file paperwork so my company will match my donation, which will, I think, be fairly helpful to Doctor's without Borders in the end. :) I'm sure my tax lady will be upset with me because it's not in 2009, but that's ok. She'll be happy next year when she sees it. :)

Oh, but what am I working on? Well, I'm working up a pair of Bergen St. Mitts that are much shorter in the arm, but a bit longer in the fingers than the original pattern. I totally don't have any photos.

I just finished knitting a feather and fan cowl out of the same yarn I used for the bog jacket and the Side Slip Cloche. The idea was that it would match the Side Slip Cloche. I, however, am utterly brilliant, and left the Side Slip Cloche in the cab I took home from the Rodeo on Friday night. This is kinda a bummer, but I'm trying to look at it as an opportunity to knit a new hat. It'll probably end up being a Better Bucket Hat, and since I still have almost 2 skeins of that Malabrigo worsted in Pearl Ten, I'll probably knit it out of that. I'm not really upset with myself for forgetting the hat in the cab. It's ok, it's just an object. I'm kinda ticked with myself that I have to take the time to knit a new hat now. Especially since winter will (cross your fingers) be over sometime soon. Stupid. I'm just going to want a new one in December.

in the meantime, if anyone sees a nifty button that will show up against a deep brown that will match a purple coat (extra points if it'll match an orange coat too!), drop me a line with a link. I think I'm looking for something that's like 1-2" in diameter.

Alright, I'm going back to knitting and watching Conan. Poor Conan. Dude just wants to do his last few shows and folks keep taking up his time talking about what he's going to do next. I'm glad I can carpe diem undisturbed.


Kara said...

Quite a productive year of knitting you had. I'm impressed.

Passionknitly said...

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