100 days of knitting – progress!
My 100 days of knitting has progressed well. I did miss a couple of days in there but overall I knit most of the days since I began on January 8. I have gotten quite a few things done! I finished the hat I was making for my friend. She loves it, it’s a great color for her and fits her well. I have also made good progress on the mittens that were pictured in my last post. They are both done except the thumbs. That part is fiddly but once I get going I should be able to finish them in one sitting. The last big project I’ve done has also involved a bit of sewing. I have a dear lifelong friend who is about to become a grandma, and I knit some baby things for the baby. I will be posting pictures of the baby things once I have mailed them and the proud new parents have seen them… I would hate to have them see this and spoil the surprise!
Other than the mittens I have a pair of socks I’m finishing for my sister-in-law. Her daughter is in college and working, and hasn’t had time to sit down and knit her socks! So one day my niece handed me a couple of skeins of yarn and asked me if I would knit some socks for her to give her mom. Because she is my only niece and I love to spoil her, I told her I would be happy to do that. The yarn is heavier (probably a light worsted weight) so the socks have worked up easily and quickly. She already has one pair that I’d finished in time for Christmas. The other pair is about 3/4 of the way done so it won’t take me long.
I can see that I’ve been knitting mostly for other people recently and that’s fine. I have been really uninspired lately to knit for myself and there really isn’t anything I need! I do have some really beautiful skeins of sock yarn and a few balls of lace weight yarn but I am somewhat tired of making socks and I really don’t want to deal with working with lace weight yarn at the moment! I am sure once I get these other projects finished, I will sit down and figure out what to make for myself, or maybe I will make my daughter some things for her dolls. I’ve got a book of 18 inch doll clothes patterns that I haven’t tried yet… perhaps I will cast on something from there next. I will also have photos to share in my next post as I do not want to share photos here before the recipients have a chance to see what I’ve made for them!
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