The holidays have come and gone so quickly! Wow! I took a bit of time off from blogging and social media in order to host family and get some rest. Now, I’m happy to be able to write about all the FOs I didn’t really intend on having at this point in the year. December is usually about finishing projects, not starting them, but I feel like I started more than ever before!!
Let me tell you more about these WIPs…
This throw, though I love it, didn’t get as much love as it deserved this month. Work was crazy and then, with the holiday break, I didn’t get to work on the Habitation Throw enough. I hope to be able to remedy this and finish this project in the next few months.
I kept up with all my stripes for Advent, which is the purpose of these socks (from The Cozy Knitter). But then I got distracted by other projects. I’m to the point of adding toes on to these tubes and then I can do my first-ever afterthought heel! And that scares me to death!!!
Must Stash Socks
These socks didn’t get too much attention this month. I really want to finish them – and I could, anytime, just by making them shorter socks, which I like. So I really need to just measure these for the afterthought heel and see how high I want the leg to be. Details – it’s always the details that doom me in knitting!
This project was an impulsive cast on. I wanted to get some mittens done in 2020 and I may just be able to pull it out if I can get some quality knitting done tonight and tomorrow. The yarn for these – Willow Creek, made in Estes Park, CO – was too delicious to pass up the last time I visited The Stitchin’ Den.
Except For a Mouse
One of my knitting goals for 2020 was to knit an ornament. I almost succeeded. I’m about ⅓ of the way done with this charming ornament. But other projects needed my attention and I still haven’t finished this adorable mouse!
I knit up three dishcloths for stocking stuffers for my mother – just in time for Christmas. That took a lot of my evening knitting time away during the first half of the month, but they were fun to do.
I must admit: I’m a bit overwhelmed by all these WIPs. I want to finish the Advent Socks and the Antler Mitts in the next week or so. Then, well….
First up will be some socks for a gift. But I also really want to design some patterns. That’s my top priority for 2021. So I need to get to work on that. My urge to make shawls is very, very strong so we’ll see how long I can resist that particular temptation.
What’s next for you? Are you setting any 2021 knitting goals?
I’ll write more about my goals in a few weeks! In the meantime, happy knitting!