Wow – it’s been almost 3 weeks since my last post. Have I just been sitting around eating bonbons? NO SIR, I have been sitting around eating, but it hasn’t been bonbons!!! I don’t know about you, but for some reason I seem to eat more in the summer. Which is a bummer, since I can’t wear big, comfy wool sweaters around in the summer.
But I digress. This is a knitting blog, so I should probably bring you up to speed on my knitting.
On May 1st, I challenged myself to complete 25 knitting projects, create 10 original designs and complete the Master Knitter Program all within one year.
I have just reached the end of 12 weeks. With 40 weeks left to go, here is what I have accomplished:
- 25 Projects: I have completed 4 and have 8 in-progress.
- 10 Designs: I have several designs in the planning stages (code words for not yet started).
- Master Knitter Program: I have 1 of 16 swatches in-progress. (I had a hard time writing this, as it is in this category that I feel the most guilt over my lack of progress.)
You may look at my progress and say,
“Wow, so little done, SO MUCH TO DO, and… you’d be right!
However, I want to point out that it is summer and a lot of people don’t knit at all in the summer. My internal “eternal optimist” mechanism is alive and well and I still believe that I will accomplish ALL my goals within a year, despite the fact that I am already almost 1/4 of the way through the year.
Here’s a peek at what I’ve been doing the past 3 weeks (in addition to eating):
Finished the Leafy Glen Shell (and it fits – which is a bonus!)
Finished the Rhinebeck Hat
(I’m still trying to find someone whose head it will fit)
Made HUGE progress on the Polka Dot Purse – I am working on this as a KAL (knit-a-long) with my TKF (thursday knitting friend)
I have also finished the first of my “delicate lace socks” – I LOVE this sock. I’ll share pictures soon!
The second one is coming along a bit slower. I hope to finish it by the time I feel like wearing socks again – November maybe???
In summary… It’s been averaging in the 100’s here in Raleigh, so I’m feeling PRETTY DARN good about the fact that I am actually finishing some of my knitting projects. I’d like to take a poll of southerners who put their knitting away in the summer – I’m thinking 99%??? The rest of us are just crazy!
Well gotta go… Gotta Knit…
It’s 10pm and the temperature has dropped into the 90’s 🙂