In the late December newsletter from Countrywool, Claudia explains why she upholds a tradition of taking stock in projects that need to be abandoned. She has been doing it for over 15 years, and she has inspired me to start.
Since this was a sort of unusual year for me, I don't have that many projects in the works. So I have finished most of them...a few earflap hats needed tassels and ties...a few scarves needed the ends woven in ..nothing big...then I found this falling leaves scarf.
I had so many roadblocks while working on this. It was mostly due to poor planning, and the fact that I am not completely adept at reading from a chart yet. I then made a huge error while I was talking to someone (shouldn't have been knitting in public)...and only discovered the error when I was well past it....(note to self, always use a lifeline while doing lace knitting). So, for a time, I debated about ideas and theory's on how to correct the error. I have decided not to correct it.
....leaving only a pair of socks to be ripped, actually, only one half knit sock. I wound the rest of my end pieces into nice little balls, and will begin using them up on practice colorwork pieces in the new year. With all of my needles clean and tidy where they belong, I see the purpose in this exercise, and will strive next year to apply it to the spinning wheels as well...
Happy New Year!phenological events December 4th first snowfall 12 eagles return