I find the execution of the final details of a knitted object the least interesting part of the process. Weaving in loose ends. Stitching seams beautifully. Although my dear aunt taught me that the underside of a piece of needlework should be as perfect-looking as the side intended for show, my personal history of finished — or should I say, unfinished — projects reveals a crafter of less than stellar performance. I’ve been known to lose interest once the excitement of mastering a stitch or pattern has passed, and allowing the almost-completed item to languish in a basket. So, if there’s a single crafty accomplishment of the past year that I might declare upon reflection of the past year, it is a newly developed acceptance of the more tedious tasks. At least it leaves the baskets available for my yarn stash!
Final Knitted Project of the year
Completed and ready to wear. From Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski, an Interweave Press publication. There’s great evidence of a knitted sock craze in the blogosphere (and on flickr) but I’m more of a mitten nut. After I finish the Zig Zag hat that I cast onto my needles yesterday, I may try my hand at some Norwegian-style mittens. This mitten book features some delicious options!