I currently have 10 projects on the needles. All projects needed for Christmas, as well as all personal projects are currently cast on. With the exception of 3 to 6 mini stockings that should take me about 3 to 6 hours to make. So, from now until the end of the year, I will be doing nothing but finishing projects. I also have 4 spinning projects on the wheel or spindles, though I cannot promise I won’t start new spinning during this time period. Now, a lot of these 10 knitting projects are ones which have been sitting on the back burner for a super long time, but I’ll list them out anyhow and we will see how far I can get.
Christmas knitting for Julie. I’ve got a skirt that I just blocked but is waiting for its matching top before I show them off and then wrap them up.
I’ve got a pair of Fiber Trends felted clogs to do for my mom. Don’t worry, she already knows about them. These should take some priority, as I’ll be sending them either not felted at all, or lightly felted, so that she can felt them at her house, ensuring a proper fit.
There is a pair of gloves for Jeremy on the needles right now. They match the scarf and hat that Sarah made him. I am hoping to work on them this weekend so that I have his hands around to measure on. Once one is complete, I’d be able to finish the other using the first to measure against.
My Rasta Man Wingspan is still on the needles, holding steady on wedge number 7. I’ve been working on it during times which I need truly mindless knitting but it certainly has taken a back seat to Christmas knitting.
Bug’s Sawtelle cardigan needs to be finished. I am currently on the first sleeve. 2 sleeves, a collar, and some buttons and I am done with that crazy sweater. I don’t think I’ll even try it on her. I’ll just block it, then wrap it up and put it under the tree. It will be big on her no matter what, I planned that on purpose.
I then have my meadowlark vest, with a complete back and nothing else done. I am guessing it won’t take a ton of time to finish, but I just really haven’t had an overwhelming urge to get it done at this point.
I have a started Color Affection shawl. I started it on my summer vacation, and then quickly realized it is one of the most boring knits ever and it hasn’t seen the light of day since. I’ve pulled it out for December.
The next two projects are reaching WAY BACK into my projects. I don’t think I’ve touched either of them in ages and ages. The first is my Lizard Ridge blanket out of Noro Kureyon. The second is my Girasole shawl. My counts were off when I put it down and it always seemed too overwhelming to pick it back up and figure out where I went wrong. To be honest, these two projects are where my finishing month could all fall apart. It is going to be really tough to stick it out once I get to this point. IF I get to that point.
As for spinning, I’ve got a Loop Bullseye Bump on the wheel, some merino fauxlags on my disco trindle, the BFL “thread” I am spinning on my lightweight trindle,
and the BFL/Silk I am spinning on my tibetan. Which brings me to my one finished object, the cotton/wool/silk/hemp I have been spinning on my russian. I finished up the spinning yesterday morning and got started plying as soon as I got home yesterday afternoon. It is spun long draw, and it is thick and thin and slubby due to the nature of those batts. I love it, it is quite soft and has a ton of interesting texture. I have no clue what to make with it, but I am really pleased with the result and am happy to be adding it to my handspun stash. 180 yards of 2 ply.