I’ve been neglecting this blog. Between all my other obligations and the obligations which have foisted themselves upon my shoulders, I haven’t had much time for the mentally carefree writing I normally do here.
I currently *shock*gasp*awe* have only two knitting projects I’m actively working on. One is a larger project that I hope to get completed before the end of the year. It’s a sweater for the Maternal Parental of which I am currently into knitting the body portion. I will be knitting the sleeves once I’ve done a few reinforcing rounds in the trunk. The other is the second of two gloves I re-started weeks ago. I have finger number one mostly completed and hope to have this silly thing completed before the end of the week (generous timeframe). Once I’ve completed the gloves, I will get to work…finally…on my much put aside Nomad Hat and Scarf combo.
I have so many crafting plans for next year but before I can even think of them, I have to get through this current workload of knitting and crocheting.
In addition to this, I’ve started a blanket for my little cousin. It’ll probably be one of the first things I finish crocheting in the New Year. I’m making another Dreamy Lace Baby Throw in Lion Brand’s Pound of Love/Pastel Green.
I’ve also got to make an appropriate gift for my friend and his affianced. They’re both great people and I am overjoyed at their betrothal.
I’m in the process of finalizing the knitting/crocheting list but it looks something like this as of right now:
- Villimarjatar by Elina Urmas
- Flax Light by tincanknits (x2)
- Ice Queen by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
- Ethereal by Lakshmi Juneja
- Harvest by tincanknits
- Kerti Shawl by Heddi Craft
- Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley
- Lost Souls Skull Shawl by Maryetta Roy
- The Hobbit: Bombur’s Travelling Socks by Sue Sedlak
Obviously, this is a lot more Fingering/Sock weight, Lace Weight, and Sport Weight knitting yarn than I’m used to working with. However, I think I’m up to the challenge now given all these years of practice I’ve had. The thing that is honestly giving me the jittery stomach is the whole notion of doing lace knitting. Academically, I know I can do it but there’s something about never having knitted a complete lace project that eats at you.
I don’t know. I’ll get it done somehow.
I also have plans to increase my weaving and sewing in the New Year. I plan on, somehow, getting my hands on a bolt of Muslin and sewing in practice mode until I fully get the gist of it. Practice makes perfect. With the weaving, I don’t know what I’m going to do with the end results but something is getting completed. I suppose it depends on how well they’re received. I wouldn’t mind making a project bag for myself or something like that.
I think I’ll also go for making a pair of socks a month. It is low impact enough as to not interfere with my other knitting and crocheting while giving me the benefit of socks for my hobbit feet.
At the risk of making this a three day post, I think I’d better stop here. I do have a tendency to ramble.
Until the next time, have a safe and fantastic journey around the Sun. Take care, my friends.