I was going to move on to the socks next, but I got a call from sister, distraught about having lost those mittens I made back in April. (Here) She apparently lost them in a cab- and even went as far as to call the cab company and have them search their lost and found. Since sister is so upset - I am knitting her another pair... in ALPACA. In that yarn I was so deeply in love with when I bought it in Saskatoon SO LONG ago.
The one downside to this lovely alpaca is that it's fuzzy and it blurs the pattern a lot more than the original. But, I've decided that's the price sister will pay for losing original mitts. If sister loses ALPACA mittens- there might be a battle.
Once I'm down to the thumbs on these- I'm thinking about having "thumb week" where I knit the thumbs for these mittens and the cute victory mittens that I haven't forgotten- just procrastinated. (And yes, the socks too- I will knit those socks eventually.)
I'm trying to keep myself from having a large "unfinished object" pile like last year. I would love to kick off January this year with a fun project and nothing in my head that I need to finish first.
All of this rambling is really that, rambling. Because before I get ahead of myself I'm going to keep breathing ENORMOUS sighs of relief that the vampire blanket is finally OFF the needles and I can knit fun things again!