I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am not going to dwell on the past...only accomplishing 20 knits last year...I've been a little busy.
It's a new year, and new things are abound. Onward we go!
Lets finish up with 2010. I happily completed my Great American Afghan! This was a project 2 years in the making...and I am sure millions of stitches!
Started: January 3, 2009
Finished: December 19, 2010
Yarn: Patons classic merino wool....just a reminder mom and dad...don't wash it! If it gets dirty, I will clean it:)
It is actually quite impressive once finished. The weight of it is so wonderful...and it's so warm. I decided on a simple triangular garter stitch edging that I adapted from a debbie bliss shawl/baby blanket that I once knit. I knit it on as I went so there wouldn't be an evening of endless seaming. The only problem with the edging is that it killed my left wrist. I literally couldn't knit...or lift the baby car seat with it for a week. It is still giving me grief. Might be another issue there that I better get checked.
I also knit up a simple ribbed hat out of cascade 220 for my nephew.
We no longer shop for all of the nieces and nephews. They all pick names amoungst each other. So I had three to shop for, not so bad. They all got their gifts topped with a knit mini snowman, of course:)
So now I am finishing up a few odds and ends. I am hoping January will be the month to clean up some unfinished knits and start up some fun new ones:)
So look forward to hearing about the cutest baby kit ever, a couple samples knit up for Shall We Knit, some double knit cowls, my luna bella, some spinning....lots to come.
I'm also busy preparing for another round of double knit classes! There is even a workshop in the making...stay tuned.