Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello Sunshine!

Dear Mom,
It is so nice and warm out there that I've set Mrs. Yoder out on the back porch and hung the jeans out there to dry. Rugs are in the wash and they'll be on the clothesline as soon as the spin cycle is finished. After that I'll do a big batch of wool socks and let them soak up some sun too.
I even cracked open some windows to let in the fresh air.

The down side to all this is MUD and huge muddy dog prints coming in from the back door, but I'd rather have mud than snow.

I made time yesterday to get into the stash and organize a few projects that I would like to finish this year. Almost a year ago,  I lost my head over Spillyjane and ordered 5 of her mitten patterns and the yarn to make them. I've made one mitten. Not one pair.  One mitten.

I matched up the yarn to the patterns, put them in bags and intend to finish all the mittens this year. It may be that I can only manage one mitten each month because while they are adorable, inspired mitten designs, the knitting of them is  a bit fiddly and requires full attention. These are not a mindless pair of socks.  And one mitten a month will pretty much get me through 2012 with a little breathing room.

I also reacquainted myself with some treasures in my knitting stash and feel reeeeeaaaaalllly motivated to see the promise of those yarns and patterns realized. We'll see how long that focus lasts before I distract myself with something new.

Easy to feel hopeful on a bright sunny day.



From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Good luck getting started. I have a feeling they will be gorgeous. said...

I love how you set up your own mini kits and then work through them.

Anne said...

Happy New Year Kim! It hasn't quite set in for me. But I am taking the boy back to school today and then I will get organized. {hopefully} My friend Mary (not our Mary but another) have been wanting to make a pair of Spilly Jane Mittens. Would you consider a class this month or next? Please, oh please, oh please! xxoo

Christine said...

I like your idea of organizing. I'm going to have to try that. I've wanted to make some of those mittens myself but so far have been able to resist. I'm sure once I see yours I won't be able to resist.

Elaine said...

The first of the year always brings about the best intentions for organization!! You all must live near Shipshewanna (?). I think almost everyone there is named Yoder!! I really love it that most of us fiber people name our equipment.