Sunday, January 5, 2014

First Finished Objects of 2014

Note: I wrote this yesterday, but didn't get around to finding the pictures until today. 

In between eating, napping, and keeping the house from falling apart, I've been knitting. I've dug the Dark and Stormy sweater out of hibernation, but haven't quite found the energy to figure out where I've left off yet. Instead, I've been focusing on smaller projects.

I started a hat for Baby Girl right after Christmas. She picked out the yarn herself at Have Ewe Any Wool? when we were visiting my parents at Thanksgiving. It goes fantastically well with her winter coat, and I'm quite proud of her! Small child hats get finished in no time! I meant to have my mom make the pompom, but never got around to it. So, the pompom is wonky, but it will do.

Yeah for the first finished object of the New Year! (Boo for the blurry picture!)

Next, I finished a pair of socks for my husband. These were almost done. I just needed to add the heel to one sock. I put the heel in last night and wove in all the ends today.
Those are my feet doing the modeling

I've also started knitting a Patriotic Earflap Hat. This has been in my queue since the last winter Olympics and I've had the yarn since last spring. It was an excellent knit to start while sitting around, visiting with my parents. I'm not sure if I'll do the intarsia stars or not. We'll see how it goes....

Tomorrow, the local spinners group is having a St. Distaff Day get-together. I have yet to make it to any of their meet-ups, but I plan to go tomorrow! I'll be bringing both my wheel and a spindle or two.

What have you accomplished so far this year?


Judy11 said...

Yeah for FOs!! Do you do afterthought heels on your socks? I'd love to find out what pattern you use if you do.

Judy said...

Nice to meet you in person on Sunday at that excellent event. I love your blog and video!


SapphireBlue said...

Looks like a great start to the new year.