Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Knitting in the New Year

The big kids made a goal to stay up until midnight last night. So, to keep myself awake, I cast on a pair of mittens for The Younger.
I have had my eye on these mittens for years, and since I have a toddler to put in them, now seemed like the time. This one took all of Wreck-It Ralph and about a third of The Hobbit.
The Younger lasted until 11 or so, but The Elder made it until 12.
I was very impressed with her stamina, given that I needed a 10 minute cat nap at 11:30.

How was your New Year's Eve?
A friend just posted a goal for herself that she wanted to knit 10,000 yards in the new year, which got me wondering how many yards I knitted in the past year.
I went over to my long-neglected account and put in the projects that I knitted for the family this year (I don't keep track of what I knit for customers) and the results show that I knitted a lot.
This is somewhat of a happy surprise, since I was feeling not all that productive this year.


  1. oh those mittens are the sweetest!! "knitmeter"...who knew? So we are feeling cabin fever in a big way...this cold is really starting to bum me out...hope you all are hanging in there.

    Many blessings to you and your family in this new year Jess!! xx

  2. Happy New Year! Very cool mittens!
    I "had" to put the toddler to bed, and fell asleep with him, so I "missed out" on staying up--the five year old made it until 11:15, which I didn't expect!

  3. I love those mittens! I've wanted to knit the dead fish hat for ages and these would make a great set

  4. the knitmeter is a neat idea. i wonder how much i knitted this past year.
    those mittens are so cute. i have been toying with them myself for YEARS. lol

  5. Oh, I love those mitts! I'm afraid of intarsia... I'll bet that this isn't a beginner project:)