December WIP Wrap-Up – YOP 20/20 Week 27

Hello everyone! I took a couple week break from blogging there for the holidays. I hope everyone had a nice relaxing time and was able to find some moments of joy at the end of this challenging year. I’ve actually got a lot to catch up on, but I guess I’ll start by doing a December wrap up. Since it’s Sunday, I’ll include it as part of my Year of Projects (Rav link) posts.

WIPs/UFOs on December 1: 8

(Danzing ShawlCatkin ShawlGreat Western Way ShawlGrandma ShawlDruid Circle SweaterLarksfoot blanketGrandpa jumper sleevesSlipstravaganza MKAL)

Projects I worked on in November

Projects cast on in December: 2

(December Dandy socks, Dumpster Fire Ornament)

Projects cast off in December: 3

(December Dandy socks, Dumpster Fire Ornament, Slipstravaganza MKAL)

WIPs/ UFOs on November 30: 7

(Danzing ShawlCatkin ShawlGreat Western Way ShawlGrandma ShawlDruid Circle SweaterLarksfoot blanketGrandpa jumper sleeves)

Blanket squares completed: 1

New blanket square count/ %: 84 – 17%

Total Stitches in December: 95,829

Lots of great progress in December, especially getting Slipstravaganza off the needles! I also made a ton of progress on my Druid circle sweater (hoping to maybe get that cast off this week?) and enough progress on my Caspain to ensure that I won’t frog it per the rule I gave myself. I will frog the Danzig shawl this week, I didn’t make any progress on it and I want to hold myself to what I said in May. After finishing Slipstravaganza, I tried to work on multiple things at once, but honestly I found that a bit difficult. While I love the actual act of knitting, I also really like seeing significant progress, so this usually just means I’ll knit on one thing until it’s done.

Since this is a Year of Projects post, I will say that I did a good amount of sewing in December as well! The big project was an apron I gave my sister for Christmas, and I have a post planned for that tomorrow :). I’ve also got more sewing projects in the works so I’m looking forward to continue sharing my sewing journey.

I had a lovely few weeks around the holidays. My family Zoomed a lot on Chriustmas Eve and Christmas, and I was able to do some nice cooking – my quiche for Christmas morning and scalloped potatoes to supplement my aunt’s take out lasagana were both delicious. I missed seeing family in person, but also cherished some nice alone time with my sweater and basketball games. I was able to see some friends outside the past few days, and I loved getting to do that (though I still don’t quite think I’ve warmed up from our four hour open door garage chat last night).

Happy New Year!

16 comments

  1. Sounds like you need a portable firepit for your garage chats. My daughter knows how much I love knitting by the fire so she gave me a tabletop firepit to use in Florida (uses sterno can but I’m using a candle with a campfire scent).

    Jeez, 96,000 stitches… in one month…. that’s 3200 a day every day. WOW. Yeah, not in your league!! Plus sewing!!! You are amazing!!!

  2. I need to take stock and see what I’ve done and not done. You’ve made lots of progress and your projects are so lovely. I want to get to knitting a sweater. I love the percentages you use for how far you are on a project. I need to figure out how to do that and then schedule so much over a certain amount of time so I can calculate when I might finish. You’re on a roll! You go girl!

  3. Nice to catch your update. I was thankful for skype dinner dates with my son. I had hoped it could come home for Christmas, but Covid in both our provinces put an end to that idea. I am like you and tend to like to finish one project before diving into another. I usually have two on the go – one easy for Netflix watching, and a harder one that needs more attention but where I learn something new.

  4. I’m not sure I was following you back in May. Is your rule to frog items that hadn’t made progress betweeen May and December? I have a brioche scarf that fits that criteria, I got to the cable bit and panicked 😂. Perhaps I will give it another chance and frog it by my birthday in June if I’m still scared of it. Your Christmas sounds peaceful. Happy new year.

    1. It’s not a rule I have every May or anything like that haha – I just pulled out all my UFOs – I had over 20 and frogged some but also noted a few that i didn’t really want to frog but also hadn’t worked on in years

  5. I have a sweater that I’ve been procrastinating on making a decision about for a year, and I haven’t worked on it since 2013!! I think its time to admit it won’t fit and I’ll never finish it. I think I need to employ your work it or frog it mentality!

    Also, I LOVE your mitered square blanket!!

  6. Happy new year, I’m glad you had a restful holiday. You have made such great progress, I had a little chuckle when I thought you were discussing your rice cooking!

  7. I’ve seen some cute aprons around on IG. Apron sewing looks fun. Mmm, scalloped potatoes and quiche? My kind of foods. I haven’t made scalloped spuds/potatoes au gratin yet; that is something I need to try.

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