"Properly practiced, knitting [and crocheting] soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit, either." - Elizabeth Zimmermann
Monday, February 6, 2012
February is for Finishing
I recently started following a blog that I found simply by not knowing what to knit next. Well, it's actually a little bit more involved than that, but it sounded better this way. Anyways, I love post-Christmas knitting, because I always choose something small and fairly simple for MYSELF. This year, I decided to knit myself a new winter hat. (Aside from the Halloween weekend snowstorm, we had a late start to winter here in New Hampshire.) So I was browsing through hat patterns on ravelry and came across the exact type of hat I wanted to knit. Mod Cables Hat jumped out at me. I had only made one thing before that had cables, and these cables looked...fairly easy. I clicked on the pattern and was brought to Jeanne's blog, www.lifeincleveland.blogspot.com. Let me just say that besides being a talented knitter, she is also very humorous.
Last week, she posted this:
And may I say that I am so happy that she did. She has put a challenge out to NOT start anything new in February. Instead, the challenge is to only finish projects that are already in progress. Here is the best part: WITHOUT ANY GUILT. So, here are some U.F.O. s I chose to work on in February: