It’s December 30, do you know where your knitting is?
I’ve been working on it. I have, really. My endless scarf is almost done, really, only a few more inches to go. I can do it before Jan 1, I can, I can.
But you agreed to knit 12 projects from your stash and/or UFO pile for the Mission Possible group. Where’s that stuff?
Well, I did some…
Some? Do you think that some really lives up to the spirit of the challenge?
But the scarf is taking forever… I started it in January for crying out loud and worked on it all summer and everything.
What about the rest? You had all year. What were you thinking when you signed up for 12 projects. Not thinking was more like it.
But I did most of it. I did! I made the Starry Night hat, and finished the Starfish hat, and the felted tweed mittens, and the Sea Shell toys, I made a stenciled grocery bag from my fabric stash, and the Wisp. I finally used up the Frangia too- if I hadn’t knitted anything else this year that ought to have been enough to qualify me for a medal of valor.
And the sweater? Are you really prepared to give up 14 balls of angora ?
Ha! You can’t make me ’cause I don’t have 14 balls, I only have 5 left. So there Ms Smarty Pants. The rest are in the sweater. I only agreed to cast on for a sweater. I did and further more – it only needs 1.75 sleeves…. and a collar…and blocking… and seaming… but it’s close, really close and I’m not giving it up now- I can knit on New Year’s Eve too you know.
Along with the scarf? Because you have 4 hands? Because 2008 has 3 extra weeks?
Really? There are 3 extra weeks? I can so finish the sweater in 3 weeks.
You don’t have 3 extra weeks. So what are you giving up? What’s left on the list?
The Natural Wool from Saff that I don’t want to knit with because it still has all the oil and stuff in the yarn. I’d be happy to give that to someone who wants it.
OK, what else?
The pink Gak Phoenix that was going to be a poncho for my granddaughter.
And are you giving that up?
I think not. It’s just not nice to expect someone else to straighten that sort of mess.
Picture the multi purpose room in the church basement over run with pink furry wisps. See the enthusiasm of new knitters fade as they spend several hours untangling mounds of what appears to be fairy snot. I couldn’t do that to anyone.
I think for my failure to complete I need to knit some charity project with it- I’m sure some little girl somewhere would be happy to have a fuzzy pink scarf. If I can bring myself to pick it up, if I have needles big enough to make it quick- size 17 maybe? After I finish the sweater.
That’s 11. There’s one more. You know what it is.
No! No! No! Don’t make me! Not the Brooks Farm. Never, never, never… I promise I’ll use it. You can’t make me give it up! You can’t.
Besides, what I really learned from this is that my yarn stash is really not that big. Really, it’s only two shopping bags full. What’s a few balls of Brooks Farm in the mix? I don’t need to clear it out.
Music: What are you Doing New Year’s Eve?