Joining Kat & the Unravelers... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I started & finished 19 items in 2018, with the exception of "Habu for Me" which was started in 2009!
- Two hats
- Two adult cardigans
- Four infant/toddler cardigans
- Two shawls -- somehow missing from the photo array is "Summer Camp"
- Three pairs of mukluk slippers
- One pair of socks
- One pair of mitts
- Four gnomes
Four items started & not finished or abandoned in 2018:
- Water (still working on it)
- Lunar Phase (abandoned) - interesting design, just not for me. (But what a great enamel pin!)
- Morvarch (in the future file) - love this design
- Parallelogram (in time out, likely to be abandoned/frogged) - my wrist/arm/elbow can't take the repetitive motion. I've been considering that I may need to make some changes to the way I knit.*
Details (more or less) on all of the above on my Ravelry page: I am knitorious!
To start the new year, I cast on Kate's Ironworks Beret (for Christmas 2018) and as soon as I finish that, I'll knit Ali's socks (also for Christmas 2018).
I read 15 books last year, which is 10 less than I'd hoped for... and it's a stretch to call at least one of them a "book."
I am still reading Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs by Bill Cunningham, and have recently made a point of reading a few pages every night! I have a couple in wait, including My Brilliant Friend, which I received from Carolyn K. as part of this season's Jólabókaflóðið exchange, once again brilliantly organized by Susan!
I'm still listening to Tom Hanks read Uncommon Type: Some Stories. I am enjoying the book and stories and like Tom Hanks' voice... I don't know why I'm not listening more. I sped it up a bit last week and have been trying to get back into the habit of listening during my commute.
I've set a goal of 20 books for 2019... and will just see how it goes!
*I continue to "feel" my shoulder injury, which occurred on Sept. 1st; there seems to be continued improvement overall, which I credit to early treatment, and mostly to my husband for his willingness to work on my shoulder/arm for about 10 minutes every single morning. Some days are better than others -- it's not only shoulder discomfort, but elbow & forearm as well. I haven't knit for long stretches in one sitting for quite a while, but I don't seem to be experiencing very much knitting-related discomfort... except when I do ribbing!