Once again I am basking in the wake of startitis. It's bad. I've broken up with a lot of my knitting as it wasn't getting done or there was something that I had to frog and so forth. So current WIP count isn't as bad as usual.
I have taken steps to ensure that I am finishing more projects in the new year (which wasn't a resolution but would be nice) I joined a few swaps where I have to knit or crochet something to send so must be finished. I Joined about 4 ravelry group alongs that should encourage me to finish more object. The problem is I am solidly a process knitter. a f/o is nice but wouldn't this yarn and pattern be even nicer? *sigh* I am in love with the potential the reality gets messy (oh this may be why I don't date much). Anyways the Ravelry Groups I am in are one that expects a f/o a month the project of your choice. I'm up on that I completed Evangeline (http://www.magknits.com/) out of gifted Malbridgio. (excuse the horrible picture I am just trying to figure out the camera timer It's not easy taking pictures of your own arms!) as well as a funky retro purse for my Harry potter pal. Not pictured are handles I have to go buy them yet. I love this purse so much I made one for me!! (got the pattern from Knitting Daily) Mine didn't felt right. I misxed up a ball of Noro Silk garden without a label for a ball of Noro Keureon...Doi.
I joined a group that is trying to complete a pair of socks a month. It's theme for January is any type of ribbed socks so I am doing Diagonal Rib socks by Ann Budd. Just cast on last night and am doing both at same time. I remember why i don't do that now It tangles and gooeeeesss ssooooo ssssllllooowwww! Am at about 3/4 and inch at best. :/. These will no doubt be short socks. Also using gift yarn in Meilenweit Inca.
Summer Olympics are going on this year I joined the Knitting Olympic Trials (the official kntting Olympics are run by the yarn harlot). I am giong to complete a sweater. I can do it I've done it before but this time I am going to swatch before the contest a bit more thoughly. That;s going to be in August the idea is to pick a knitting challenge so it may not be a sweater after all but some colourwork socks but you have the duration of the summer olympics to complete your project.
I've also diversified my knitting and maximizing time spent on each by spreading them out.. Currently I have a shawl at work out of art yarns regal silk using the Terttu Shawl pattern (http://www.saunalahti.fi/meriam1/ohjeet/terttu/terttu_en.html) I saw someone had made it on LJ's Knitting! and I had the same yarn and the same colourway handy so I decided to make the same shawl. It's nice and I leave it at work to be knit on during breaks and such.
I went to a smaller city near here on Wednesday and stocked up on a bit of kntting boks. I bought lace style and have started a pair of long, long lace gloves. I am using Knit picks Gloss Carribean made out of gift/prize yarn.
I have 3 more projects to make one is a turtle toy for one of my swaps. I have sheep keychain to work out yet and then lastly I found a pattern to make a toy Zero from Nightmare before Christmas. I really want to make it!! Oh and a few toys in progress. I am on a toy kick.
Edit Dec 20: All the pics are posted but for some reason the comments are broken and I am not getting any email addresses on them...this is wierd.