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Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014: A Year in Stitches

You may remember that I deemed 2014 the year to "Finnish em, or Fugget about em'" in reference to my UFO heap (totaling a whopping 14 unfinished knitting projects)  Which did not include the endless blanket project--which I didn't intend to finish for at least 5 years!

Here is an account of my progress:  I finished items 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 (Hurrah!) and I promise to finish at least 2 others.  The rest, I'm afraid are destined to become yarn--and may possibly find new life in the 5-year blanket.

As I slowly picked away at my UFO's, I was also creating several new items.  Below is a photo account of my "Year in Stitches":


KIS Designs offered 23 new patterns in 2014 (five of which were in that UFO pile). Not a bad year!  

I didn't do it alone.  I have amazing friends who keep me in stitches and I am so grateful to my super-hero test-knitters:  Barb, Debbie, Becky, Rebecca, Darrel, Lisa, Louise, Margie, Michelle, Dennette, Beth, Theresa, Diane and Carmen for their expert knitting skills--as well as their editing eagle-eyes!  Thank you all so much for your encouragement and willingness to lend your needles to the cause. 

Thank you also to my wonderful models:  Caleb, Anna, Savannah, Ian, Velvet, Sydney, Jocelyn, Tabitha, Carly, Sara and Erica.  Thank you all for braving the rain, wind and blistering sun. You are beautiful!

I look forward to 2015 and have already gotten a jump-start on my projects.  3 new patterns are out for testing and 5 more are in the works.  And of course, I look forward to making a bit of progress on the 5-year blanket--after all, I only have 4 years left to complete it!

Happy New Year everyone!  May 2015 bring you happiness, good health and a whole lot of knitting!

2 comments:

  1. You are amazing! Still not sure how one person can create so many wonderful things in 12 months! Ok. I'm inspired. I will be brave enough to crack open the chest and peek at the UFO pile, including the baby blanket for the child who is now 5. ugh.

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    1. Fear and inspiration awaits in equal amounts Becky! Crack it open and dive in!

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