Monday, January 31, 2011

January Knitting Tally!

Just wanted to recap my finished projects for this month.  They include 6 hats, 1 pair of worsted socks, and 1 pair of mittens.  On the needles are a wrap and a blanket.  And I've got a To Do list a mile long!

And out of curiosity today, I counted my finished projects from 2010 - 46! I knew I did a lot of knitting last year but didn't think it was 46!

And now for my favorite picture from January:

My great-grandparent's mailbox.  My grandparents and then my parents used this mailbox until about 10 or so years ago.  Now this one sits on my parent's front porch. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Christmas was exciting this year! We had a white Christmas for the first time that I can remember. I was reminded of song from Alabama "Christmas in Dixie. It's snowin' in the pines"

On January 10, I awoke to this! Almost 3 inches of snow! Well, actually a snow sandwich. There was a layer of ice, snow, and then more ice. Work was closed that day so a lot of knitting got done!

Knitting Content
Everyone who received a hand-knit Christmas gift really seemed to like their special handknit.
So far, this month,
- I've started a Linny Wrap, a house pattern from my LYS (In The Making), and ripped it out and restarted it several times. Hopefully, there will be no more ripping out. It's from a gorgeous crimson cashmere/silk lace weight that I bought on sale at In the Making and a cranberry mohair. Wonderfully soft!
-Made 3 overdue Christmas Hats for a friends children from Berroco Comfort. I'm using the wonderful House Hat Worksheet from my LYS.
-A pair of worsted weight socks using scrap wool and a pattern from Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks.
-Started another Joseph's Blankie of Many Colors from Mason-Dixon Knitting using Peaches & Creme. This will be my take along project until it gets too big to take along.
-Made 2 baby hats this weekend from Berroco Comfort and about to start on a third for a baby shower next Sunday. I would have liked to have made a blanket for her but I didn't receive the invitation until last Thursday.
Looking at my list of knitting, I see that I've done more than I think!