The obligatory I've-been-on-a-plane cold is still hanging on, which is annoying, but sort of good for my project count. We now have:
Lace Capelet that I started in June of 2013. It needs to be blocked and I'm still unpicking the waste yarn for a provisional cast on, but it's finished! And just over the 2 year mark! And it is yet another lesson in trusting my own judgement. According to the pattern, you would knit the body and edging separate, SEW the edges of the border together instead of grafting, and then pick up stitches on both the body and border, which you then knit together in a 3-needle bind-off, creating the MAXIMUM possible ends to weave in at the end. Of course I grafted the edges together because seams just don't ever look good, and I didn't bother to pick up the stitches on the border--I just knit into a stitch as I went and cast off. There is NO reason for the border to have not been knit on, unless one likes obvious joins on their knitting. But it's done.
I'd like to say that I went straight on to finish another WIP,
Sitcom Chic back in 2008, I've wanted another one in light yellow for spring, and I think wanting a project for 7 years means one is actually serious, so in spite of all the sweater quantities I already have, I allowed one sweater-quantity purchase before climbing back on the sheep. And I'm going to adore this sweater when it's done. AND I'm thinking it would be a good one for Me Made Mondays next year....
Even all this progress leaves me with 21 projects to go, so
I also thought that, after the practice with the lollipops, it was time to try a fabric-covered rope bowl with the leftover fabric I had saved from the first three spicy spiral runners,
The additional stitching won't really be visible, and will cut down on the swearing immensely........ Or, until I learn that this theory won't work either................