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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Why Yes, I'm a Tad on the Loony Side, Why Do You Ask?

I'm a bit late in joining in on a sub-group in the Stash Knit Down group on Ravelry. It's called 111 in 2011. Um, why yes, that's 111 items completed in 2011. No, really, I'm not insane, a trifle loony, but not insane.

You see, it's not just knitting. It's 111 crafted items from stash.

Oh. Different sort of story, right? Well, it is if you're thinking, as I am, about doing the TKGA Greensboro Conference in September, along with the National Capital Cat Show. So that means, I have to start sewing now!

I have, wanna see?

Well, you've already seen that middle one, but that makes 3 items of the 111 already and I can count: the Musica Mitts I made my sister, and the socks I just finished for my sis-in-law, the Grand Mera I made for the cat show last weekend - if it's stash of any sort, I can count it!

AND guess what? I finally finished these:

On the needles since I went winging off to Vermont last August, the Austermann Step socks are finally done. Please note that they are fraternal, not identical. I'm rather ticked about that. They were identical till I got to the cuff and suddenly there was a black strip (I was at the cat show on a very dead Sunday morning when I saw this.) BLACK? Where did that come from? And the three mini stripes were nowhere to be seen. Straight from lavender to coral with that stripe of black in between.

You do not know how hard it was for me to fight my nature and keep knitting. I wanted to stop, rip, wind off the yarn till I got to the proper spot and rejoin and knit. But I refrained. These are the cuffs. I will wear them UNDER slacks. It will not matter.

And so they're done.

And The Tonk loves them.

Seven down, 104 to go!


Blogger Birdsong said...

Don't know if I want to try and keep track... 111 is a big number, LOL. I do like that it is ALL the items crafted, since I am also sewing and making jewelry. That black stripe is a trifle confusing... though I love the socks as much as Tonk does. They have an old-school appeal to me!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

I think the socks turned out stripe and all. It gives them a little bit of special character...and I think the Tonk agrees. ;) *hugs*

11:31 AM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Tonk looks so regal sitting there. Sounds like you've "bitten" off a ton of good work to come, you are up for the challenge Sallee, your productivity is AMAZING! Love those mittens below in post too.

Happy Thursday, G

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11:31 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, good for you!! And you're cooking with gas so far - we're only in week four of the year!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

I see my Oressa. Thanks again Sallee, it's perfect. :-)

1:00 PM  
Blogger kathy b said...

Came to you fromBirdsongs comments.

I Love TONK!! and your mitten

3:24 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Oh my. 111 is a big number in my head but I bow to those of you who take on the challenge! I love the socks! I never noticed the black until you mentioned it! LOL! Your kitties are so adorable! :O)


1:42 AM  

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