Finishing off the year

It came as a genuine surprise this week to realise that I only have one knitting project on the needles … No project bags tucked out of sight, no languishing WIPs, no unloved UFOs (unfinished objects). Just one project, and I’m actively working on that one. This, I have to tell you, is unheard of!

This year I have made a conscious effort to work through my projects, and finish – or frog where necessary – those that had been around for a while. Nevertheless I was surprised that I had cleared so many!

Across the Finishing Line this month have been …

1. My rose red long-line cardigan, Water and Stone, which is still a little crinkly from its previous incarnations

2. An enormous Tess d’Urbervilles Shawl made for the Black Country Living Museum’s costume department (free pattern)

3. A 4 ply Wolfie hat (free pattern) as a Christmas gift

4. A Nancy cardigan by Debbie Bliss in Drops Lima – another Christmas present so here’s a sneak preview …

5. A Ramona cardigan by Elizabeth Smith, which had just needed buttons to get it over the Finishing Line – also a Christmas present, so here’s another sneak preview …


The remaining ‘live’ project is the Nutkin socks, the first of which is coming along nicely …

As we head towards the end of the year, I’m enjoying the sense of achievement gained from finishing so many projects and clearing the space for new ideas. There are no prizes for guessing that this single project status is purely temporary! My next knitting project is already planned, so watch this space! 😉

Are you going to be casting off and/or casting on any projects over the Christmas period? I’d love to hear about them 😀

In the meantime, I wish you a peaceful Christmas and happy knitting!





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8 Responses to Finishing off the year

  1. catterel says:

    Very impressive! I really like that coral cardigan.

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  2. swissrose says:

    Wow, congratulations – that would be unheard of for me, too… lol
    I have a Ramona cardigan!! 🤣
    My Christmas Eve cast-on was…another pair of Nutkins 😃 but there are definitely UFOs and WIPs (yes, one also intended as a Christmas present :o). Ah well.
    Merry Christmas and roll on the New Knitting Year!!!


  3. swissrose says:

    I meant to compliment you on your second WaterandStone, too – beautiful, a lovely pattern! Bet you’ll get lots of use out of this one, too 😉.

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