Good morning. I guess this will be my last post for 2008, so what better way to show the last two finished projects for the year. That makes it one a week for the year too, although I have to say that I dont knit very many adult garments so it is sort of cheating isnt it.
First up is the Rose Briar Hat which is designed by Erin Harris of House on Hill Road. I first saw this knit up on another blog and loved it. I knit this one using Soft Haze yarn from Spotlight in a lovely brown earthy color. The design is nice and the little bobbles stand out along the rim of the hat making it a cute design.
Next up is Esme from Sublime Book 613. I knit the 71 cm size for Isabelle as I was worried about running out of yarn. I had to knit the collar about 3cms shorter but I think it sits nicely the length that it is. I only had a tiny bit of yarn left after seaming it up so it was good that I made the collar shorter. I used the Sublime yarn in a nice blue which looks like a denim color, although in this photo it doesnt look like that. All up I used 7 balls for it which was all that I had. Another great stash buster for 2008.
I hope that you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve, spending time with your loved ones. We will be staying at home tonight as we have done the last 2 years. My sister is popping up to spend it with us. Hopefully my friend and her kids will be able to pop in too.
Plans for next year is to find a full time or part time job. I am thinking about going back to study to complete my Certificate III so I can get a job with the council doing something for the elderly or I might go into child care. We will see what happens.
Knitting wise I am planning on knitting a lot more from stash as Paul's side of the wardrobe is becoming very yarn infested and needs decluttering. I do plan on knitting a lot more adult garments this year, although I would like to lose quite a bit of weight before I knit some for myself. Some socks will also be knit next year. I have been a bit slack with my sock knitting, second sock syndrome I think. I bought a sock pattern book for my mum so I am sure I can knit up some of the lovely patterns that I saw in it over xmas and reinspire myself to knit up some of the sock stash that I flashed a few months back.
I hope that you all have a really wonderful New Year's Eve and that 2009 brings lots of happiness and good health to you all. See you next year!!