When I told people yesterday that my new shawl took six months to knit, they believed it, what with its 77,000 or so stitches.
But I also finished a skirt, a sweater, a sock, six baby booties, two coffee-cup cozies and a pair of fingerless mitts since my last post three and a half months ago. Still, let's start with the wrap, Grace Anna Farrow's Volt from A Fine Line. I noted in a prior post how Kay helped me find a better project for the four skeins of Tess' Merino Lace I bought at MS&W in 2009, intending them for a Spectrum Scarf. (I may actually have leftovers to knit a variation on that scarf, but I decided I have plenty of scarves already, including a really special pink one. ) I didn't mention in my previous Maine post in September that we actually visited Tess' Designer Yarns, where I swapped out my fourth hank for a more solid and bright pink, the darkest one. What a lucky happenstance that was, to be in Portland! So I worked on this project in Virginia, North Carolina and Maine, from June to December, from the beach to the mountains. And it was worth it!
When I came back from Maine I finished Lanesplitter, and posted a photo on Facebook and Ravelry, so this may seem redundant. I used three balls each of two colorways of Kureyon, the blue-gray 91 and black-brown 55 that had been in my stash for ages, never becoming Booga Bags for my friends. I'd never imagined knitting a skirt, but this rectangle was quick, fun and easy.
I've been using up the leftover Noro bits just this month; the mitts are for me and the coffee-cup cozy for Wee C's 4th-grade teacher. Another cozy went to Little B's kindergarten teacher.
What else? I still need to sew the buttons on the sweater, so that can be a new post when I've done so. The sock is one of a basic ribbed pair; its mate is on the needles. And the booties [Rav link] have been delivered to Hank, Emerson and Latane!