Saturday, January 31, 2009


How *is* everyone doing with their 2008 Knit From Your Shelf Goals?

I finished a project from my shelf - the Nachaq.

I did not get another project started :( so I have flunked the 'Always Have a Project From Your Shelf On Your Needles' portion of the year. I'm not too concerned, however, since I am diving into the world of test knitting and have decided that juggling test knits, travel knits, and Shelf knits is unreasonable. Especially when my travel knits are Norwegian Patterened Stockings. They're not my typical travel knit, but they work. I have great plans for finding a quiet lighted corner at the church Super Bowl party and getting much knit.

I also added a book to my shelf - Poems in Color. If this keeps up -add a book, use a book -I will not 'clear' my shelf of unused books.

Next on the agenda is the Maikell shawl from Estonian Lace. I started a swatch and got nice pointy needles to work it on. I hope to get going on it more in early February.

Today we're experiencing a January Thaw. It was warm enough to go for a decent walk (2 miles) with the dog (who hasn't been out, except to go out, since what, October?) and the front walk is actually drying out in places. Hooray for Filius, who has kept it faithfully shoveled!


Deborah said...

I'd love to see a picture of your stockings. I'm really wanting to make some stockings. But I want to try a pair like they used to make. I want them above my knees and I want to figure out a way to get 16 or so stitches to the inch. I'm nothing if not ambitious.

Deborah said...

Oh, and without intending to do so in particularily, I realize I have knit from 2 of my books already this year.

Twisted in Stitches said...

OH, my first project is still sitting waiting for it's second foot. A little foot at that.

Juggling on this end the many projects is NOT going as planned as well. I think less juggling and more completion before casting on should be the general rule.

Now who says I always follow the rules???


Adding books to shelf is only going to add more balls to to which I am guilty of as well!!!

Twisted in Stitches said...

Sock number 2 now finished! I will be starting SOMETHING from FOLK SOCKS eh....soon????