Wednesday, December 31, 2008

don't let the door hit you on the way out

Inspired by my blogless friend, Christine to organize a bit - I have frogged. I feel liberated.

My creation
from these.... to these....

I frogged an Estonian sock that was too baggy, a Chevron scarf that was too tedious, and a february baby sweater that I lost track of (and the yarn was too special to give away).

I also finished a couple of quick projects since Christmas..

last projects

A Turn a Square hat to match some mitts and a Thermis Cowl. I love the hat - I had to make it after seeing Sheepishone's. I am not sure about the cowl - only because I think the yarn may not have been the perfect choice. But I have gotten some nice feedback, so maybe I am wrong.

And I have squeezed in one last book...


The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie Farrell. I chose it because it was short-ish. I enjoyed it. There were some twists and turns that kept things interesting - it probably could have been longer.

I am glad to see 2008 come to a close. It has been positively crazy busy at work, and I am starting getting ornery about it. I will be glad for a new leaf. And a new project.


Blogger Renee said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

7:38 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Glad I could be a source of inspiration. you'll feel much better without those hanging over you :) What was the final book count for 2008?

8:26 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh, I shall be frogging in the new year too!!! It does feel good, doesn't it!!

Love the hat and cowl!!

Wishing you a very happy happy new year!!

10:03 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

oh, i SO need to frog a couple of my hibernating projects: the first is a pair of boring ol' socks and then i need to rip and re-start my slouchy cardi.
acer! yay! i can't wait to see it. after your february lady, i know you'll rock acer.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

That's a great way to get ready for the new year. Happy 2009 to you!

1:27 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

I love the title of this post! The colors in that hat are amazing, and the cowl is very nice. I hope you and the family have a very Happy New Year!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Love your new hat and cowl!
I have to do the frogging ritual myself. I'm tired of things left undone, making me feel guilty, causing startitis, etc....the list goes on...
Wishing your family a very happy 2009!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

I am debating between that sweater and a February Lady's sweater for my next "big" project.

The had is beautiful.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Good for you for frogging! I have a few I really should do. I tend to get upset when something doesn't turn out quit right so I basically hide it in a bag somewhere in my craft room and try to forget about it. I really should reuse the yarn. Maybe I will do that for 09.

Happy New Year! Best for you in 2009!

11:09 AM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Frogging is such an awesome feeling, is it not? I've got a few to deal with in that department. I love the cowl and now you've inspired me to make one!! Happy New Year:)

12:10 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Congrats on the frogging. Feels good, huh?

Happy New Year!!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Oooh, you're going to do Acer? I've been thinking about that one. I miss my maple trees. (I suppose I should finish Henley first though...)

I likke your Flickr mosaic - you're right, there are a lot of nice ones floating around the internet!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

I think that cleaning out the WIP basket is one of the best things a knitter can do for her self. (Especially when a special yarn is not living up to its especialness!)

No guts, no glory, right?

6:44 AM  

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