Despite a busy year of juggling work, family and other commitments (or maybe because of the juggling--a needed stress reliever and escape!) I managed to complete 21 projects this year, and have two works in progress. I hope to be even more productive in 2008, perhaps learning some new techniques along the way and making a significant dent in my significant sock yarn stash! I have found that the members of my family are the most enthusiastic about the socks I've made them. Like many others, once they feel the hand-knit socks on their feet, they are as addicted as I am to making them, and they want more!
My current socks on the needles are the Priscilla's Dream Socks from Favorite Socks(with some modifications of the heel and toe from Sensational Knitted Socks), in University of Michigan colors for my son. The Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn is absolutely luscious--so soft and silky-feeling, with vibrant colors.
I have had Scarf Style for about a year and believe it or not, I FINALLY finished a scarf, Midwest Moonlight, from this lovely book. After I was about 40% of the way done, my husband expressed interest in this scarf so I accelerated its place in my queue--concentrating on it instead of making it third in line meant it got finished MUCH faster, although it still took quite awhile to finish. He wanted the scarf to be wide and long, so I blocked it as much as I could, gaining about 4 inches in width (it's now about 13 inches wide) and about 10 inches in length, to 70 inches. The blocking gave it a pretty, more open look too. I'm quite pleased with the result and hope he is too!
More details on my Ravelry page.
Happy New Year and a year of enjoyable, productive knitting to all!