Sunday, January 26, 2014

Finish or frog 2014

Oh boy.

It has gotten to the point where I have at 19 projects on needles (yup, I counted!).  I swear, a few years ago I vowed to only have 3 projects going at any given time -- 1 knitting, 1 crochet, and 1 spinning. Yeahhhhhhhh...

Recently, I was emailing a friend of mine about the overabundance of projects on needles and decided that in 2014, I will either #finishorfrog everything that is currently in progress.  That plastic bin up there? Those are my unfinished projects.  I took them out and photographed them recently, and will blog about them as I pull them out of the bin over this year and decide what to do with them.

First up: socks for my Mr!

In October, I was at a professional conference in North Canton, Ohio. Of course, whenever I go somewhere, I sniff out the yarn shops.  Hey, don't judge!  After the conference, I hopped in the car and drove the short distance from the conference venue to Artist Yarn Gallery.  The shop was about 30 minutes from closing time, but the manager allowed me to hang out in the store for about 30 minutes after closing. She sat and knitted with me to give rush hour a chance to ease up a bit before I hit the road.  I purchased this yarn Kertzer On Your Toes sock yarn, which is infused with aloe vera.  Unfortunately, this yarn is now discontinued. The color fits my Mr's color preferences -- black, brown, gray, and blue -- and while brown is not one of my favorite colors, I know that he will like the socks.  I knitted these with the Fish Lips Kiss heel and it is now my favorite sock heel of all time. I don't have a photo to share (yet!) but this heel is magic.  Easy to learn and execute ... these are the best-fitting socks I've ever knitted him. I can't wait to use this on the next socks I knit for myself.

Watch this space for my #finishorfrog2014 progress!  I'd better go knit.


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