1. Keeping Track
Believe it or not, dear readers, this month no new yarn came into my house!! I think that might be a first for the entire period I've been Keeping Track!!
And I knitted up 11 x 50g balls so I've finally made a very small dent (ok, a minor scratch, or perhaps even a paper cut) in my stash!
I do believe that is cause for celebration!
In: 0 x 50g balls!!
Out: 11 x 50g balls
YTD: 128.5 x 50g balls
2. Gift knitting and a long standing WIP completed!
August was all about the gift knits. I finished 6 gift knits this month, and have almost finished a 7th and started an 8th.
The thing I'm most happy about is that I have finally finished something I think (I can't even recall for sure) that I started in May 2006 (yep, you heard right, 2006!). Just in time for my niece's birthday! (She was not even born when I started this. Or even thought about! I can't remember who I was planning on giving this too when I started it, but it's sure come in handy this week!)
Pattern: Demin Pinafore by Erika Knight from Simple Knits for Little Cherubs. The second, and last, time I've made this. The main reason it's hung around unfinished for so long is all the sewing down of the picot edges - ugh! Cute, but ugh! If I was tempted by this pattern again, I think I'd do simple garter edges!!
Yarn: Rowan Denim. Very cool 8ply/dk weight cotton yarn that fades and shrinks like your favourite jeans (well, the shrinkage is only the first time you wash it!). I really like this yarn. It can be a bit tough on the hands, but the finished product is worth it!
Sticks: Um, I think 4mm. I'm not even sure any more!
Time: Sometime in May 2006. Finished August 30 2009. Oh dear!
So a long time WIP finally onto the FO list. In fact, this month I have steady shrank the WIP list. I mean, it's still a long list, but not nearly as long as before!! A couple more reasons to celebrate!
All these causes for celebration have lead me to this point:
3. The Grand Plan
As a little reward to myself after having such a good month on many fronts, I've decided that this first week of September is going to be all about me! And new stuff!
I'm going to cast on a new project every day for the next seven days! A whole week of new projects! And not only that, but they are all going to be done in the Wollmeise! I've been so lucky hitting updates lately, and I've felt like I can't start anything new because of the gift knit deadlines and the amount of WIPS, but now I'm throwing caution to the wind!
If anyone wants to join me in The Grand Plan (whether it be Wollmeise or not, it's really all about the new projects!) then please do! I'd LOVE for others to be as irresponsible as me!
Let the Week of Wollmeise begin!