Five projects

Christmas vaca is almost here for me.  Two glorious weeks!  I know it will fly by so I’ve been planning and plotting like crazy so I can get the most out of it.

I have a variety of projects planned – accessories and garments, small and large gauge, for both me and Paul.

Shaw Hill

swans island bulky - beetrootSwans Island Bulky in Beetroot for a Shaw Hill capelet.  The color is complex – can you make out the bits of red popping out from under the purple?  I can see wearing this at the office and even on the weekends when it warms up a bit (maybe March or April?).

Cladonia Shawl

alegria - carnaval

I saw this FO and knew I had to make one.  I’ll be pairing this up with TML in Onyx.

Pismo Hat

baby cashmerino for pismo hat
I made a Pismo back in 2005 for Paul and it’s worn like iron.  He just got a new coat and the blue doesn’t go with it so I’m making another one in red and black.  Nothing says I love you like 1×1 twisted rib.

Blender Socks

rainbow sparkle mini skeinsI got these mini skeins of merino nylon sparkle yarn from Xray Ann’s etsy shop for a pair of Blender socks.  These are going to be so much fun to knit and wear!

Full disclosure – these were a last minute addition.  I found these while browsing etsy and I just couldn’t say no.  And who cares that I’ve only finished two pairs of socks this year?

Downeast pullover

swans island bulky - garnet

Swans Island Bulky in Garnet for Downeast.  This has become a frigid winter and I only own one bulky sweater.  While it’s been getting a lot of wear I fear I’m going to become that girl with the sweater.

Now I’m sure you’re reading this thinking that I’m crazy to start this many projects and that I’ll never get anything done over vaca.  I don’t have any expectation of finishing them during vaca.  If I do finish something – great – but my goals are to have fun, stay warm, sleep in (which for me is 6 or maybe even 6:30 am), drink tasty wine (we have a few new bottles to try) and eat great food (sometimes cooked by me).

My last work day of the year is this Wednesday.  Can’t wait!

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

3 thoughts on “Five projects

  1. Those blender socks look so neat! I think I might have to give them a go.

    And I think your knitting plan is great. Sometimes I get stalled because I can’t decide what to knit next. This is obviously not going to be a problem for you.

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