Monday, June 7, 2010

Wrapping Up

We are moving again, and I have more unfinished knitting projects than you can shake a dpn at.
I have resolved not to start any more new projects until we are settled in the new place. Furthermore, I am resolving to finish a bunch of the ones that are already underway - some of which have sat untouched for years.

Exhibit A:

Jultomar and Teeny Tomte, the Yuletide Gnomes by Alan Dart. I started these last fall, thinking they'd be Christmas presents. I immediately realized I liked them too much to give away, and then I was cleaning up one day and set them (almost finished) on top of the television, where they've stoically sat ever since, awaiting noses, beards, and the sewing-on of hats. I took them down last night and finished them both in under an hour while watching Breaking Bad. I am still deciding whether they should have some sort of eyes. Opinions?

Exhibit B:

A patternless two-tone striped hat, in Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Fleece Artist BFL DK. It ended up pointy and a bit elflike because of my laissez-faire decrease math. Out of the wip basket and into my Etsy shop.

Next up (maybe): an array of second socks.


beornica said...

I vote no eyes on the gnomes. They are so cool!!! I don't blame you at all for hanging onto those guys :)

Rainy Daisy said...

I rather like them without eyes too. More mysterious? Or just cuter. Besides, eyes are really easy to screw up, because they tend to convey expression more than other features - if they come out with the wrong expression, you'll hate them. This way, they can pretty much be in any mood you think they should be. Or maybe I anthropomorphize things too much.