It might just work out that there will be nothing on my needles come December 31st. That might not be good luck, however. Should a knitter ever be without something, at least one little thing, on her needles? I'll have to think long and hard about that and do something, not take any chances. In any case...I'm starting and finishing small projects as fast as I can go.
The KushaKusha Scarf has enjoyed much attention lately. Growth has spurted since the merino strand was dropped and knitting continued on with only the stainless steel yarn. It's still not quick knitting because the yarn is still wiry and the needles have progressed down to a size 3. The end, however, is nigh has come.
Jadis was finished and a photo shoot is scheduled, but with nearly a full ball of the yummy yarn left over I just had to start a hat. Anne's Belle Starr was just what I envisioned and it's now growing quickly. The pattern is free and on her blog side bar or on Ravelry.
After mentioning to my dear friend Shelley that I needed one more little project to take me up to the last day of 2008, she beamed her smile and said I could knit her some mitts. She'd never had mitts and would like a pair (plus, no one has ever knit anything for her). Since she is the most generous knitter I know, it felt good to oblige with a resounding OK, I'll do it! Shelley picked a lusciously soft Shepherd's Wool in a new strangely neutral color, Midnight Lake. It's not brown, or eggplant, or gray, or black...it's ALL of those colors in one! She liked the Leafy Mitts pattern and that's what I'm using.
That's about the last of the projects for 2008 and, in fact, the year will start off with an FO parade. Now to decide what should be on the needles so my luck doesn't turn.