My list of works in progress or WIP‘s is a little longer then I would like. I set myself a goal this year to try to do two things A)Finish projects on the list and B) to NOT start anything new. I want to learn new stitches this year, challenge to myself, and so far I have done well but I can do better.
I do have some issues with my left thumb getting too sore at times and I need to give it a rest. I had been knitting so much, i had RSI or repetitive strain injury. I picked up a 2 kilo solid glass ashtray and snapped the tendons and it took a cast and 6 weeks of NO knitting or anything and it drove me around the twist. Once I was finally out of the case it was re-teaching myself to knit without putting strain on my thumb and be back in another cast.
I guess to a point I get bored at times with projects and I don’t set myself a small goal of finishing them. So, it took me turning the ripe old age of 50 to kick my backside and get some projects done. I also have two new grandbabies, Elizabeth and Gabriel who are yet to have anything hand-made from Nanna Cricket per my daughter Alisha’s request. Here is my list to keep myself on track to get things finished this year.
1) Chicago White Sox Rug/Afghan — Knitting
2) Adelaide Crows Rug / Afghan — Crochet
3) Potato Chip Scarf — Knit and learned how to master the short row.
4) Saroyan Scarf — Knitted in Aran wool from Scotland, learning lace.
5) Boise State University Rug/Afghan — Knitted on circular needles. Trying different patterns, for a very textural blanket.
6) Elizabeth’s Rug — Knitted in pastel colors, textural with different patterns.
7) Gabriel’s Rug — Crocheted and in the pattern called Griddle Stitch. It’s a multiple or two stitches, base row is second from hook one single crochet, in next space you do a double crochet, next space is single crochet. At the end of the row chain one and turn do the opposite if you ended with a single crochet you start with a double crochet, working the opposite stitch. I originally found this pattern stitch in a children’s sweater pattern from Lion Brand.
8) Central Districts Football Rug/Afghan — in the same pattern as the Adelaide Crows Rug. Which I featured in the Keeping up the Sports Theme Part THREE.
9) Shades of Blue Rug — Knit, which I am doing for me to keep. YES, the rare case of something for myself. I will dig it out and feature it one day with the pattern and show you my twist on the pattern
Looking at it on the screen written out doesn’t seem like its much but I know it is. There is one more project I really want to start for the local hospital but I am doing my best holding off til I can actually tick off something being done.
Back to the knitting, now it’s back to the White Sox rug and will change to something different later on.
Keep on Knitting