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Why didn’t someone warn me?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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I am sick to death of 12 sweaters in 12 months.
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Why didn’t someone warn me?
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Actually lots of people did warn me; yarn reps, other shop owners, employees, customers, random people at Target…
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They all said I was crazy, how in the world did I think I could pull this off another year.
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“Have other people knit for you” they said. “People who write books do it all the time, they are called Ghost Writers.  You could have Ghost Knitters.”  I don’t know, something about it just didn’t seem right.  I couldn’t lie to people and tell them I had knit something when I really didn’t.  Plus, I couldn’t help anyone with first hand knowledge of having knit it myself.  That was half the fun!
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But I am sick to death of 12 in 12.  Last year was a blast.  I really loved knitting the sweaters.  I got all the way through November (well that’s not entirely true...see September) until I had a neck injury and couldn’t finish November on time which hurt December.  Anyh0000…I loved 10 of the 12 months of 2011!
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I should have stopped while I was ahead.
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2012 has turned out to not be a big knitting year for me.
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I finished January .  Barely.
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January 2012 Finished

February flew right by without a sweater…yet anyway.  The lovely Kate is trying to finish it for me:)
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Unfinished February

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March I DID finish and it was fun!   I steeked and everything.
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March Steeking

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March Finished

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April I finished too come to think of it!
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Aimee's April

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May I decided not to knit because it was my 40th birthday.   It was a welcome relief and a fun month knitting other things!
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June I finished and LOVED.
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June Done

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July…um I started…
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July at Saints Game

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August the terrific Jennifer knit so I didn’t have to:)  It’s beautiful by the way…
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Jennifer's August

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September I didn’t even think about until Tuesday when a customer came in to ask what yarn I was using for Zephyr?  OMG.  I forgot all about the darn 12 in 12!  Hummmmmm.
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“Oh, September, yes, I am knitting this blanket instead” …I told her.
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Blanket yarn on my shoulder makes me happy

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So…September will have to be knit by my amazing customers instead.
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October is Levenwick and Kim knit that one, so…
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Kims Levenwick

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Jennifer just chose her yarn for Chickadee which is November’s sweater…so…
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Kate is picking up yarn to make our sample for December on Friday…so…
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Looks like I can knit whatever I want the rest of the year huh?
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Never fear…we’ll still do 12 in 12 next year.  I just may not join in the fun every month.  Perhaps we’ll have 12 in 12 volunteer knitters?  Hummm?  Not a bad idea:)
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Consider yourself warned!