Yo! Thank you for the heartwarming comments on my 2016 Word of the Year. Every one of them made my heart smile. Also, thank you for your enthusiasm about Princess Jellybean’s fingerless mitts. She loves them even though the yarn pills easily.
I’ve been busy with appointments for the girls and me. I’ve also been feeling tired and a teeny overwhelmed here as I had a few, simple deadlines to meet first. Don’t worry about me; I’m fine. I probably need more sleep also.
One task I’ve done recently is take stock of the ridiculous amount of WIPs I have lying around here. I was inspired by many of you to keep that knitting real so I opened up the frogging pond:
This was supposed to be a crocheted cardigan shrug. It’s been untouched for over a year. I’m not in the mood for the rectangular style anymore so rip it.
II. Desired for Ages
I figure with my buckets lists for this year and the holiday gifts I need to start soon, I will have no time for these. I lost my desire to whip up a pair of these socks for myself. In addition, I felt the colourway is too busy for the Hermione pattern. Another time I’ll knit Hermione for myself in a better color.
III. NaKniSweMo 2015
Recently, I decided to frog my intended cardigan for STITCHES West. Last weekend I restarted the collar twice because when I had picked it up again, I couldn’t figure out where the hell I was. But in keepin’ it real, I opted to let it go. For this pattern, you have knit the collar strip first and to me with only 36 days left until STITCHES, I don’t have the time and don’t want to be all stressed out, having February 19th looming over me. I reminded myself that knitting is supposed to be fun. I may have a Plan B; I need to ponder on that.
On a happy note, I am finishing up a mini swap gift for my secret swap partner (Sorry, I can’t show anything yet). Carol E. Herman’s group is hosting the Wuv, Tru Wuv Mini Swap here. You knit, crochet, or sew a small treat for your swap partner along with a card and a treat that costs no more than $5. I love the sensible and reasonable rules of this group’s swaps.
On another cheerful note, I finished these fingerless mitts that were requested back in December of 2014:
These Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK need a blocking. I only tease you here because the recipient is such a talented and creative photographer who will take the photos for here and my Ravelry page. I’m so excited to see what Marissa will come up with!
Off to figure out Plan B. *sighs* Thirty-six more days.
Until our next meet up, have a good Tuesday.