Thursday, January 7, 2010

Knitting disaster 2010

Yes, we have our first disaster of 2010. I am really surprised it didn't happen before. If you want to turn away you can.

I knit the son this great hat for Christmas. He LOVES it! (what's not to love)

In fact he loved it so much he put it in with his dirty clothes and YEP!!!

It got washed........ (poop)

Insert a sad face here..... :-( sigh.........
He did feel bad (a little) So now I gotta make another one. I really liked this hat too. So I don't really mind.
Got a bunch of stuff I am working on in the mean time.
My sock isn't really seeing much action these days.....

Perhaps it could be because I am making a scarf for another class I am teaching at my lys. This is a pattern that I didn't design. I am sure it will look a lot better when blocked. The yarn is gorgeous! It is Wagtail Yarn from Australia. It is so so soft. Like butter. I think it's 100% mohair too.

I am trying to feel the love for the sock head hat too.....

I have this horrible feeling it's going to be ginormous!
Please encourage me not to give up....

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What the.... how did... whoa!

Now how did I let this happen? January 4th and no Holiday well wishes? Jeesh! I am sorry. Happy New Year and Happy Holiday's!

I am going to do better this year about blogging. I really need to. So why not start with the 2009 round up.

So I knit a ton of shawls this year. Well maybe not a ton, but 6. Then I knit a couple of little shawlette's. I designed a couple of patterns (more to come this year!!) made a lot of hats and did a lot of spinning!

I am not really good about making and keeping New Year's resolutions. I see a lot of people are not going to buy so much yarn and knit from their stash. Which is good, but I am not going to promise that. No way. If I see something pretty, well.... I gotta have it.

I am going to try a new technique with my spinning or knitting. I don't know what it will be yet but I am going to try it. Perhaps short row heels on socks and navajo plying???

I need to make a sweater or 2 this year. That is a must. More socks can't hurt either. Shawls will just be a given.

I am also going to try and master fairisle knitting. I have a new book I got for Christmas "Norwegian Handknits" and it has some truly beautiful things in it. I want to make just about all I see in the book. But I think I may stick to mittens and a hat.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and here's to a new decade!