Behold, the first FO of the year:
Plain Jane stockinette socks out of Knit Picks Essentials on size 1 needles. I started these way back in September when I was in Orlando.
Marguerite commented on my 9 wip’s in Ravelry. She said that she was amazed that I was so organized that I could keep my place in so many projects. Well, you know what? I can’t! When I pick up a project that I haven’t worked on in months, it takes forever to figure out where I was and what I was doing. Several days ago I decided to work on the Bright Traditions child sweater. I was so lost in the directions I ended frogging back several inches to get back to a reference point. Not good. I think this was just the incentive I needed to cut way back on my projects. So, I’m giving another go at limiting my wip’s. Remember you heard it here first! I’ve already frogged a couple of projects that just weren’t working and I’m making an effort to complete some of the wip’s that are the closest to being done. My current emphasis is to finish Abby’s sweater. I got a lot accomplished yesterday – collar done and side seams sewn:
The sleeves are knitted, I just need to seam and insert. Of course, then the search is on for a zipper. I feel a little bad that the weather in Orlando has actually been cold enough that she could have used it this week!
In fact, it was cool enough that the munchkins modeled their Tulip sweaters!
In closing I leave you more puppy cuteness. In our house we call this "lap full o’ dog":
That’s Kirby in his usual spot, snuggled against me in the recliner. This is where he is the happiest. He’d rather do this than anything else, including eating. He’ll be getting lots of snuggling time because this where I both knit and study. Classes start tomorrow – my last semester!!! My main class is "Managing Behavior in Early Childhood". I also have two seminars to attend and that will be it. I can’t wait!