Another year of knitting ahead... Time to count up: (Thank you, Ravelry, for keeping tabs on me.)
8 pairs of socks; two on needles now.
18 other projects: 2 little girl pullovers, 1 sweater for me, 1 pullover for Halvard, 1 poncho, 1 vest, 1 shawl, hats, mittens, a necklace....
And how many Ken-Ken's did I complete? Many hours there, too!
Recently I finished these in (hopefully) a 5 year old size. They were such fun. Nice and thick for little feet in water-proof boots. And they match (kind of) Mommy's socks. I don't do many socks two-at-a-time because they aren't as portable as one, but this time, without a pattern, I knew they wouldn't be the same if I didn't do them at the same time.
Notice the heel: I followed Charlene Schurch's toe up pattern which confusingly referred to making the heel upside-down. It worked, and probably only would bother a knitter. Anyone else ever try that?
The heel flap is on the bottom of the foot.
In other news, I "fixed" my Dahlia sweater to suit me... Although I was ecstatic that it came off my needles in a shape that I could wear, I grew to regret the ends being too short. See my Ravelry pictures to describe how it is a rectangle with arms in the middle. The short ends of the rectangle are bound off; it is knitted from the center out to the short ends. Those ends needed a few more inches, and after years of wishing and pulling on them, I unraveled the seed stitch, and voilà!
Hangs nicely. Hopefully I won't add 4 more inches in a few years... but I'll let you know!