Missoni

Writing for the blog is still writing, yes?

Hello sadly neglected readers! I think of you often. No really, I do! Stop laughing.

So I was on Ravelry ( as I am DAILY ) a few days ago and I decided to take a minute and  count the number of projects I completed in 2012 because I’m masochistic like that. I completed TWELVE. Yes, that is an improvement over 2011 when I think I completed just ten projects, but I think the GINORMOUS afghan I made for the folks counts as three maybe even four projects. Here’s quick recap:

A hat for the Duke of Curl

Fingerless mitts fer Pops STILL no picture

Orange stripey socks for ME!

Big Bugga Twerps for ME!

Baby blanket #1

Baby blanket #2

Lumpy lampshade

Neck Wrap that was supposed to be for me, but the color was much better for sis-in-law

A stuffie for older sis of baby blanket #1

Color Affliction shawl

Knee Warmers for Connie

The GINORMOUS Afghan

I do believe I spent more time knitting than I spent on Ravelry looking at knitting….well, I’m pretty sure. I guess I’m pleased with my output – especially since I discovered PINTEREST,  which is a HUGE time suck for me. Fortunately, most of the time I spent on Pinterest was time I would’ve wasted on things like sleeping & housework (mostly sleeping).  Yep, I’m still making really adult decisions like that……

I did not complete ONE-SINGLE-PODCAST in the entire year. And I’m not sure what that means at all.  I sure did try!

Hopefully 2013 will bring many, many more completed projects!  I have four main knitting goals for this year:

  1. To stay true to my yarn diet (the 2 year yarn diet I hope to write about soon)
  2. To learn entrelac
  3. To increase my knitting speed
  4. To complete a whole sweater or cardigan for myself

God willing and the creek don’t rise, I’ll be having another giveaway & soon.  So, what are your knitting goals for 2013?

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P.S. I’ll be on the air tonight as I am most every Thursday from 6:30-8 pm on WJAB for Blues Classics.

P.P.S.  I **won’t** be on the air tonight after all.  We got a few snowflakes and everything here has shut DOWN. :::sigh:::

The LARGEST thing I’ve ever knitted!

Here it is:

It’s the size of a full size bed spread.

Here it is on my clothesline.

I wish I knew how to take super pictures like some other bloggers I know. Oh wellll…. just a couple more pictures:

The last few weeks before I finished it – I took this all over the place with most of it stuffed into an old pillowcase to keep it clean.  Finishing it felt wonderful and now I know I can do pretty much anything knitted; I am no longer daunted by size.  Plus Mom loves it. WIN!

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