Now that January is half done, it only seems sensible to talk about the knits that I finished last month in December, you know in 2008. I finished two knits that I am really happy with. The first knit was another Baby Surprise Jacket.
I wasn't too impressed with the first one that I knit, but the second one is great. I think I just needed to put my kid in a bigger BSJ, as he is a big kid.
The sleeves were the right length--they were not too short-- and the yarn was pure joy to knit and the end result is a really cute sweater for a pretty cute boy (there is obvious bias here, of course).
The other knit was a pair of socks. For whatever reason, I don't do so great with the sock knitting, I get bored with it for some reason (second sock syndrome, anyone?). But I managed to get a pair of Nutkins knit for myself. The yarn was a birthday gift last year from a knitblogging birthday twin (thank you Rangsiwan!).
I really like the way the socks turned out, the pattern was well written and you can't go wrong with Koigu. I did a knit/purl cuff instead of the cuff prescribed and I mirrored the pattern for the second sock, an idea I totally stole from Maritza. I am really happy with the socks, mostly because of the modification I made to the heels--eye of partridge heels, what is not to love?
So that is it for the 2008 crafting. I am not going to do a summary of the year, if you want to see the past knits (and other projects), feel free to look in the gallery of 2008 projects ortake a look over in flickr. I haven't the energy to be redundant today. I do however have the energy to start plotting some 2009 crafts, I am pretty excited, because, as you all know, I have copious amounts of free time now. Heh. With some of that copious free time, I will update the gallery and include the specs for these last two projects (socks and bsj), I will also post the info in Ravelry, of course.
And there is still time to toss your name in the hat for the "it's not a resolution" contest, just leave a comment onthis post (the post below).