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December 29, 2010

2011 Finishing Project - Draft 2

So unless I knit continuously from this moment until midnight Friday night I probably wont finishing anything else this year. This will probably be the final inventory.

Projects 7, 8 and 14 have been finished prior to year-end. I left them in the line up because they were assigned numbers and thought it would look funny with numbers missing. Perhaps that is the black and white bean counter in me.

I will put the final inventory up sometime right after the start of the new year.

December 28, 2010

When enough is enough....

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So a few years ago I started a Mystery Shawl KAL. Both ends of the shawl were a mirror image of each other. It had beads. Lots of beads. I can't remember how many clues I knit on until I found out the finished product was going to have a womb in it. I was done. DONE DONE Done.......

I was knitting both ends at the same time. So I was left with two pieces of crap with beads. I had good intentions of frogging them and reusing the yarn. I just never could get my head around frogging with beads. UGH So it sat in hiding.

I had a conversation with my husband while taking my inventory of projects. See I have challenged myself to finish or frog everything on my needles at the stroke of midnight this Friday night (12/31/10) during 2011.

Jimmy said hey why don't you just throw it out. WHA????? I looked at him like he had horns growing out of his head for a few minutes. Can I really do that I think I asked. He said YEP. I said grab the camera. And here you have it.... It is ok to sometimes throw it out!

December 20, 2010

2011 Finishing Project - Draft 1

Here is the first draft of my 2011 Finishing Project inventory. More to come....

To see my initial blog post about this project click here.

December 16, 2010

Official Cookie A Sock Club Member

So it has become necessary for me to modify my 2011 knitting goals already. This morning I awoke to the news that Cookie A has a 2011 sock club. OMG! Well after some ekkkkking on my part my husband purchased a membership to said sock club as a Christmas gift.

So now I am trying to figure out if I am going to try to knit my originally selected 12 Cookie A's PLUS the 6 from the club. I only have 15 days to decide.

December 2, 2010


The older I get the more I hate the word resolution. I never get very far with them. There I said it. I make them and I break them almost as fast.

What can make this coming year different? Action! Planning and talking only goes so far. Action will make these resolutions come true.

I have several knitting goals I would like to accomplish in 2011.

1. Knit a few pairs of Cookie A socks. I have 12 patterns and 12 hanks of yarn set aside. I am not going to pressure myself to get all 12 pairs knit. If it happens great if not well that is OK too.

2. 2011 is going to be the year of finishing for me. It is my goal to finish all the projects on my needles 12/31/10 sometime in 2011 or frog it! I don't want to start 2012 with anything that was started prior to 1/1/2011. This is a pretty firm commitment. I plan to take pictures, inventory, and blog all my projects on the needles before the end of this year. There is one project on the needles that will have to be disguised so as not to reveal the surprise to the recipients though (it has to be finished by 9/3/11 anyway hint hint hint). ;-D

3. You are hearing this here first.... I have purchased the first level of the Master Knitting certification process. I want to become a master knitter. My reasoning? I want to take my knitting to the next level. I want to study, research, write about knitting. Oh and swatch and swatch some more. I want my stitches to sing in harmony. This program will give me the structure I need to facilitate that learning I so want to soak up. I would like to finish this level and submit it for review in 2011. If it happens great if it doesn't well then I will probably cry.

What are your knitting goals for 2011?

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