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Working On It

I made a personal list of UFO's, that is, unfinished projects. I added to that list projects I want to do this year. Call it my version of New's Year's Resolutions, aka what I want to try to knit or design this year.

For example, I have sock samples to knit so I can write up and finesse sock directions. There is one in particular that didn't work out right, I never finished, and it keeps waving at me from my project bag. I need to either start it over, unknit it to restart the pattern, rework the pattern, or just do a totally different pattern. Sigh.

Another project is a sweater for me, except it's just a cone of white wool. I need to swatch, sample, measure, and design it. Not to mention actually get to the knitting part of it!

However, I have moved a couple items from "to do" to the "done" category of my knitting. A scarf for my mother in sock yarn, scarves for me from a kit that I received for Christmas, and a small sample/shoulder shawlette that I have knit up. Now I need to guesstimate the yardage of yarn and write up my ideas into a set of directions.

Current projects I'm working on, not including the waiting-room projects from earlier? Well, still have to restart that hat, the shawl is a little further along, and I have second sock started on the pair of socks. I'm working on a shawl that was just a set of directions (Christmas gift) and a ball of yarn (repurposed from a prior project), and I'm almost throught the first chart. I love it, it's fun, and since I pulled most of the stitch markers, I'm zooming along! The pattern is easy enough to follow that I only have the center stitches marked. Lyrical Lace from Fiddlesticks. I love their patterns, and I'm finally knitting one! Envision cartoon happy bubbles over the knitting...if you dare!

I still have a pair of boot socks that need the first sock off the needles and second sock started (I have no problems with second socks!), another pair that I'm playing with 2 colors and stitch patterns that is still in first sock and needs to be taken off needles and start second sock...I just realized I have at least 3 pairs of socks in mind for when the needles are naked of stitches, yikes!

There's quite a bit of knitting I haven't listed here yet that's on my list for 2012. Yes, a list, but sadly, no pictures. I have to work that part of my life into a new habit, adding pictures to my words. But, hey, listen to the yarn and needles clamoring for my attention, saying Knit ME! KnitME! 

And this is only February? Gotta get knitting!

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I saw this set in a miazgane somewhere, and remember wishing all interchangeable needle sets came with a case that was that well thought out. It just seemed so neat in the photo.

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