It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? It feels like I’ve been spinning my wheels a little bit (but unfortunately, not the yarn-producing kind) – I keep starting and stopping on different things, and I have so many various projects on the go that even though I’m knitting all the time, I’m not actually finishing anything!

That said, I’m putting a bit more effort into trying to finish things up for the end of the year. I guess late fall is a good kick in the pants, since it gives me a reasonable amount of time before the new year to get things off the needles and my to-do pile. I even have some photographic evidence of said effort!

This is more backward than forward, but I ripped back the body of my mitten. It just wasn’t working out the way I wanted. I’m not sure what I want to do with this now, but it feels good just to admit it wasn’t working. Maybe I’ll just do something really simple, like an all-over colourwork lattice pattern or a checked pattern. I could use some new mitts!


I picked up my neglected Hanne Falkenberg kit – Diva in Olive/Cyclamen – and finished a sleeve! That is a whole lot of fingering weight garter stitch right there. I’m almost done the body, but it’s too big to carry around so it’s not seeing a lot of time at the moment. I’d really love to get this done my Christmas, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. It’s more of a long term project.


And, I finished a pair of simple socks that I started a few months ago! They’re meant for a Christmas present. Just my basic sock recipe, 64 sts on 2mm in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. I’d really love to get another pair or two of socks done for presents, along with some woven projects. I guess I’d better get on that, hmm?


How’s your year end knitting wrapup going?

5 Responses to “catching up”

  1. Maya

    I really love the socks, I think simple stockinette goes so well with colourful yarn! and your sleeve is pretty awesome the colourwork is pretty

  2. Stacey

    I know how you feel! I’m happy to report that November has been a good ‘hurry up and do holiday knitting’ reminder :)

  3. Jan

    I wish I could say I’ve been productive, but I always host Thanksgiving, so November is usually bleak, when it comes to knitting. I have a sweater, some socks, and a hat that just came off the needles. I’m crossing my fingers that the sweater will be finished before Santa arrives. I’m loving the color of those socks you completed!

  4. Seanna Lea

    I have so many things I have been working on that a lot of things have fallen through the cracks! Part of that is some of the knitting I want to do. I’m desperately behind with almost all of my holiday knitting, including things for my very empty shop.

  5. Wendolene

    Oh boy–I’m trying to get a dog sweater and a hat off the needles (simultaneously!). The idea is to get the stash worked down to the point it’s not totally overflowing its tote, but we’ll see if that actually happens!
    Can’t wait to see more of your FOs : )


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