Tuesday, June 30, 2015

End of Year of Projects

Year of Projects is over, and I managed quite nicely :) I wanted to knit 4-6 larger projects knit solely from yarn I already had in my stash as of July 1st, 2014 and 12 pairs of socks knit from any odd yarn :) I managed 14 pairs of socks and 5 "larger" (~700 meters or more) projects, so not too shabby at all :-)

I've decided against participating again next year though. I'm not a fan of planning out my knitting that far in advance, but prefer to just go where the mood takes me. Besides, I already have my yearly goals (knit from stash + knit from my books), and that'll suit me fine for now. I may come back to revisit YoP in January though, so I can let it overlap with my yearly goals.

But it was fun while it lasted, so thank you to my fellow participants for that :)

And now, on to the knitting! I have another FO to show you today :) Like I wrote last week, my Adjoin Socks wouldn't stay WIPs much longer, and I was right :) Saturday evening I could cast off the last stitch and weave in the ends.
Definitely not my last time knitting with Koigu!

But of course I can't NOT have any socks on my needles, so I've cast on a pair for Eva (my 'sister-in-law'). She was very touched that I'd be interested in knitting a pair for her, but as Lars laughingly commented (after we got home!), I'd be knitting the socks anyway, now they just wouldn't take up room in my sock drawer! And he's right, of course, but it's still nice to knit for somebody else on purpose ;)
I've only just started these though, so not too much to see yet.

But speaking of my sock drawer... I am running out of room! So far my homeknit and store-bought socks have shared a drawer, but it's getting awfully crowded in there...
Love it! :D

I've also done a bit of work on both the Seabrook Vest, the slippers for Liz and Miriam's snail, but too little on any of them for it to really show up in photos, so I guess I'll keep this short and sweet for once :)


  1. Well done on successfully reaching your goals. Hope to see you return some day.

  2. That list of finished objects is not shabby at all. I;m sorry the YoP format didn't work for you, but best to recognize that and move on. Reading things like "I CAN'T NOT have any socks on my needles" makes my heart sing :)

  3. I do the YoP from January to December. And I really don't follow my list much, but I like having all of the WIPs and WIMs (works in mind) in one place. Lovely socks..and I have found I need a pair, or two or three on the needles....

  4. Love Koigu! I'm not a fan of planning projects either, I enjoy making it up as I go along. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great achievements, well done on all the socks.