Kitty Kitty Bang Bang AKA Knitty Knitty Bang Bang.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Akimbo

Akimbo came off the needles this evening. I ran out of the main color so I did the edge in the accent color. Very beautiful.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ravelry shows that I currently have only 8 active projects in progress.

Holy shit balls.

2 shawls. 2 pairs of socks. 3 cardigans. And the Sock Blanket With No End. I've got one sweater (a pullover) hibernating but all other projects have either been finished or frogged. Wow. What a crazy thought - less than 10 unfinished objects. Damn.

I'm pretty sure I can finish a bunch of those this month. This is actually rather exciting. I am - for the first time since I started knitting - not overwhelmed by the number of unfinished projects that are gathering dust in my project cabinet. The monkey on my back is significantly lighter - if even just for this brief moment.

Monday, January 4, 2010

a hint of a plan

I finished the cursed Vine and Leaf Beret this weekend (Vogue Knitting, Fall 2009). I don't think I have ever frogged and reknit a project as many times as I frogged and reknit this silly lace beret. In fact, I was almost finished with it at one point, when I realized I had been doing the wrong type of decreases all along and ended up frogging the whole thing right at the finish line.

I'm very pleased with the end result and am, in fact, wearing it right now.

I might go back and block it, as lace is so much nicer after it has been blocked. But I'm also enjoying the instant gratification of a finished object.

My plan is to continue to finish projects through January and then embark on a giant project for the Knit Olympics. (The Knit Olympics is where you must cast on a project during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics (2/12) and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (2/28) The goal is to challenge yourself. During the Summer Olympics I failed miserably at trying to knit the Peacock Feather shawl. Ugh. Just thinking about that project is making me twitchy.)

I think I'll try and knit a jacket. Specifically, I think I'll knit the jacket on the cover of the book Japanese Inspired Knits. I already bought the yarn for it a long time ago, so it's just a matter of casting on.