what a great month december has been! excellent family and friend get-togethers, trips, vacation time at home, getting things done, setting up plans for the future... and, of course, the 30+1 handknits project. i can't believe i made it the entire month - and didn't run out of my own handknits to wear every... single... day.
people keep asking me what kind of project i'm going to do next. i'm not sure yet, but i know part of it will be a new homesteading blog (seeing as we have chickens coming in march, plans for a green-roofed shed, and a garden that's going to be off the chain in 2012). that's not really a project with a set end date, like this one, but it's where my focus will soon be, i'm sure.
for now, let's bask in the glow of a new year and bid 2011 (and the 30+1 handknits project) adios, amigos.
12/30/11. day #30, Diminishing Rib Cardigan
by Andrea Pomerantz. i'm not a huge fan of this sweater (part of why i waited until the second to last day of this project to wear it). it always makes me feel like a giant, walking square. as in the shape, not as in "uncool." anyway...
you can see where i ran out of one dye lot of yarn on the sleeves! we'll pretend like it was on purpose.
12/31/11. LAST DAY! day #31, Great Gatsby Dress
by Mari Lynn Patrick. i still can't really believe i knitted this dress, what with its laciness and drapiness and fitting and teeny tiny yarn. to ring out 2011, we got some of the best tacos on the planet (monon food company in indianapolis), then headed over to the tap room early for a couple of fine indiana beers, then hit up the homestead for some wood chopping / fire building / cuddling action. a nice, peaceful, low-key evening to close out a truly fantastic year.
here's to 2012 being a great year. my wishes for 2012 are to use more coupons, start raising chickens, and become emily haines of metric. that's not too much to ask, is it?