A quick review revealed that I've been less productive this year than any year since I started this blog. Of course I haven't done anything since May, but still... Grr....
Anyway, I decided since I hurt anyway I may as well do something. I finished DD#4 cowl and added a hat. It's the
Chunky Button-Up Neckwarmer and
Nik's Republic Hat:
I also made The Capitan Hat. I needed a casual cap and have loved this one since I saw it:
I also completed Elizabeth Zimmerman's Rib Warmer. It is a complete wadder and will be going to Goodwill. Since it's assembled in two parts, I think I miscounted the rows and I need to short row the back. The yarn is a Bernat acrylic and while I'm not a yarn snob, this was really difficult to work with. It's not worth it to me to frog and re-do. I started this last winter and was really looking forward to wearing it. I'll do it again, probably with a Cascade 220.
Although looking at the back, it may work if I take the seam out a bit more in the back, we'll see.
I used large needles, large yarn and took frequent breaks. My arms and shoulders do hurt, but it's manageable. I was hoping that doing these would take the itch off the need to do something. It didn't. But I'm not anymore until next week. No need to be foolish!!
I'd like to thank each of you for dropping by reading my blog and leaving comments. I read each comment and I miss you when I don't hear from you. I wish each of you the Happiest and Healthiest New Year. See you in 2011!