Happy New Year!

§ January 1st, 2011 § Filed under Uncategorized § 7 Comments

Thanks, everyone, for the positive feedback on the lace cardigan, here and on Ravelry – I am writing up a pattern as I make up another sample, and will hopefully have one up here soon.

It seems that hardly any time has passed since I sat on my favourite couch at my parents’ in Pune, soaking in the winter sun and posting and complaining about projects and years past and future. And yet, that was two years ago! Much has happened since then, the happiest turn of events being that I can now visit and hang out on this couch more often, being back in India and in the same time zone instead of continents and insanely long plane rides away.

Although the last year now seems like a blur of brown boxes, shipping labels, to-do lists, plane tickets and lots and lots of painful goodbyes and equally painstaking unpacking and fresh relationships, I am happy that it has way more than fulfilled my cautious hope for it last January. What I am most amazed about is that I actually managed a fair bit of knitting through all of that.

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If knitting projects are any guide, then 2011 seems to have begun well:

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Yes, it’s a Clapotis, in Brooks Farm Mas Acero. I did a total of 10 increases in the initial increase section, and am now in that mind-numbingly boring straight repeats section. I want to make it large enough to wrap around me like a big shawl, though, and I have three large hanks of the Mas Acero, so I shall plod my way through it. Never has an easier and duller process produced such a gorgeous end result, as nearly 17000 projects on Ravelry show!

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I thought of a million different projects for this yarn, but somehow, as often happens, it picked its own project. Nothing like 50-50 wool-silk worsted goodness to wrap around myself on an early morning walk. Within a week, I had knit this much, and my plan is to finish it in the next two. I have another ongoing project that is moving rather slowly and not really blogworthy… between that, the Clap and my second lace sample, I think I have my hands full for January.

Happy 2011 to all my dear readers!

7 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  • Mel says:

    Best of the new year to you, as well!

  • AS says:

    Happy New Year to you, too! I couldn’t be happier that your big gamble (or is that too strong a word?) has worked out so well for you and yours, and I hope 2011 just keeps building!

  • Nupur says:

    Happy New Year to you- here’s hoping 2011 brings you wonderful things. The clapotis looks beautiful- what a neat colorway.

  • Michelle says:

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to reading about your year as it unfolds.
    Cheers!

  • Doc says:

    Hello,
    I found your blog through the lovely discovery of the Rangoli hat with google. Your writing is delightful and I envy your skill at creating patterns. I am making the Rangoli hat in a pale pink as it reminds me of the inside of a shell. I also look forward to getting to know you better by reading your blog.
    Cheers,
    Doc

  • Preeti says:

    Happy New Year to you! Despite all of the major changes that have happened with you last year, you did manage to have an impressive line up of lovely finished knits. This is going to be a lovely, warm Clapotis!

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