I started the Girasole and I love it so far. Of course, I've not made a lot of progress yet. This pic is through row 3 on Chart B. I'm using JaggerSpun Main Line 2/8 and I'm not thrilled with this yarn. It splits easily and it is a little rough to the hand. But, it was a bargain. Woo Hoo! And I think it will make a nice centerpiece for next Christmas.
Now for the resolutions. I'm a little late on this but...here goes.
First to review last years resolutions. They were:
1-Finish MS3 (even if it kills me).
Yay!! I did finish MS3. And I did not die. Big yay!!
2-Design (& knit) a sweater. (who am I kidding?)
I sort of did this one. I designed the Ballerina Shrug and knitted it. Close enough? Sure.
3-Finish mom's afghan (which was supposed to be Christmas '07 gift)
Well, not so much on this one. I hated that blasted afghan so much that it became a lap blanket and I gave it to the county hospice program.
4-Knit at least one item from each of my books.
I'm pretty sure that I knitted something from every book I owned at the time I wrote the list. Later on in the year I got Mason Dixon Knitting and haven't made anything from it yet.
Now, without further ado, my 2009 knitting resolutions:
1-string market bag
2-the pi shawl from EZ's Knitting Workshop
3-do another intarsia project (maybe a Christmas stocking?)
4-secret design project
5-make one baby square per month at least