Hooray! We’re here! I’m caught up! It’s fantastic! Sorry for the overflow of enthusiasm, but I wouldn’t have really guessed that I was some nine posts behind. Someone please snap my knuckles with a ruler if I’m not at least getting back here twice a month.
I actually only have three projects to finish out the year, and then I’ll give some fun end of the year stats.
I knit a hat for Abbie back in July. I’m guessing she liked it because she requested another. I knit this one .5″ longer than the first, per her request, and in her very pretty Malabrigo Rios in Aguas 855. It was knit on US 10/6mm, and the pattern is Billie Hat by Patti Gonsalves.
Then I took the partial of that skein and knit Stephen West‘s Windschief. My Windschief Cowl was knit on US 7 / 4.5mm, and a little short because I had slightly less yarn than I should have. The total length is 7″.
Finally, I knit a pair of socks for myself. The yarn has a bit of a story. I first noticed this skein of The Plucky Knitter MCN Sport, in March of 2009, but I missed my chance to buy it. I kept an eye out for it, and one finally came up for destash, over a year later, I grabbed it. It had become one of those ridiculous Holy Grails of yarn, but you know what’s the best thing about beloved skeins? Knitting them.
So here it is in Irishgirlieknits‘ Cotty on US 2/2.75mm. I actually chose to convert the pattern to toe-up to make sure that I maximized the yarn used, and I had to learn how to do a toe-up gusset, which was an adventure. It’s basically the same as a top-town gusset, only backwards, as in you increase, turn the heel, and then knit the heel flap while decreasing it together with the gusset. I was a tad mind blown.
That leaves end of year stats, and they are fun this year!
2010 total: 33,005 yards.
101 projects, 40% selfish, 62% snobby.
for comparison, here’s 2009 since I didn’t have the blog yet.
2009 total: 21,774 yards.
77 projects, 25% selfish, 62% snobby.
Thanks for celebrating my first blogging year with me!