Happy belated New Year!

I know I haven't posted here in a while so i'm sorry for my absence! Nick and I are moving at the end of the month, so we've been trying to get ready for that. You add that to work and other craziness and it doesn't leave much time for blogging. Anyway, I digress. This new year begins quite a few new projects as well as the finishing of old ones. I decided not to make 2011 my sweater a month year because I realized that I have quite a few sweaters and other projects already on the needles. I've even catalogued some of these UFO's to get a bit more organized:

1. Pleated Vest from Blue Sky Alpacas (75% done) 2. Napoleon Vest from Berocco (25% done) 3. Traveling Woman Shawl (50% done) 4. Satine from French Girl Knits (25% done) 5 & 6. 2 Ishbel's (1 for me, 1 for my MIL) (both are about 50% done) 7. Mara Shawl (30% done) 8. Nick's Sweater (80% done) 9. Orchid Theif (10% done) 10. Hemlock Ring Blanket (40% done)

(You can view all of these UFO's on my Flickr set or Ravelry Projects page.)

Whew! That is a lot of stuff to finish. Many of these projects are 50% or more completed so I am going to try and get as many of those out of the way first as I possibly can. I do have a few new projects I am excited about, including:

1. Whispy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (I have bought 3 skeins of Tosh Merino Light for this)








2. Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (I have some Rowan Shetland Tweed Aran set aside for this)

3. Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LeBarre (I have 6 skeins of Tosh Merino DK in Forestry for this)

4. Camilla Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge (Maybe some Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran I have in my stash?)

5. Poncho Vest by Cat Coyle (I have a bunch of Gedifra Highland Alpaca for this one)

6. Umaro Throw from Brooklyn Tweed (I am planning on doing that in Mirasol Ushya)

I'm sure i'll be busy this year and i'm trying to really complete a lot of these older projects. As many as I possibly can! So wish me luck, and Happy New Year to you all!