Deep breath

Take a deep breath.  Hold it.

A little longer.

Slowly exhale.


I needed to clear my mind.  Thanks for breathing along with me.

2010 was a start for me as most years are.  I didn’t get as much of my life organized as I wanted but I made some progress.

I knitted more this year than I have in past years:

  1. Hot Water Bottle Covers: 2
  2. Toys: 5 – though I only have pictures of two of them
  3. Sweaters: 2 eyelet sweaters for the twins, 1 February Baby Sweater
  4. Seamless slippers: 7 pairs
  5. Sleeveless top: 1, the Lace Hem Top for me
  6. Mittens and mitts: 1 Ms Ida Chain Link Mittens, and 1 Musica Mitts
  7. Hats: 8 Spud and Chloe Go Team Hats

I made polymer clay buttons for a sweater.

I tried my hand at felt ornaments and finished two.

Sewing projects, not mentioned here, expanded my FO list.

I made my Christmas cards and garland for the tree.

And I painted my dining and living rooms.

Tomorrow is another day and the beginning of a shiny new year. 

What do I want to accomplish in the next 365 days?

What are your goals for 2011?

Ms Ida pictures

I gifted the Ms Ida Chain Link mittens to my sister and she sent me a picture of them.  For some reason I forget to take the pictures before I gift something.

Ms Ida Chain Link mittens

I followed the pattern (large) including the yarn and colors except I left off one diamond repeat on the thumb and it was plenty long.   My original plan was to make these flip top mittens but I was having such a time with the thumbs that we (my sister and I) decided the flip top wasn’t necessary.

I used Knit Picks City Tweed in Dungaree and Andean Silk in Cream.  I loved working with this yarn though it is sticky.  Just don’t make many mistakes to tink or frog.

Thinking I would make two pairs of these mittens, I bought another Andean Silk in cream and City Tweed in Cottontail that appears to be discontinued.  It’s a taupe color.  I’ll find something else to knit with it.