Hey all! I had planned to do a regular update while we were on vacation in Arizona, but I was having such a good time I didn’t want to stop to do other things. As a result, here’s two weeks worth of knitting progress. Makes me look like a rock star!
What’s on my needles
Garter rib toe up socks (pattern is my own), Madelinetosh Sock in Tern
Socks for the Scientist: I finished a sock! And it only took me 10 months! Goal: finish the second sock before the end of February. If it takes me over a year to finish one pair of socks I am going to be disappointed in myself.
Herbivore, Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in Petit Poison No. 5
Herbivore: I’ve started working on this again. Repeat after me, Kate: I will finish it before casting on a new project. I will finish it before casting on a new project. I will finish it before casting on a new project.
Abbi: No progress.
What’s off my needles
Ulmus, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Mossay and Waterlilies
Ulmus: I like this in theory. My hesitation has nothing to do with the pattern – the pattern is great – and everything to do with the color combination I chose. I wanted it to look botanical, and it’s certainly is the right colors for that, but do I really want to wear a garden around my neck? I’m going to withhold judgement until after blocking. I have a sneaking suspicion I might love it but most people will think it’s all sorts of fugly.
Mara, Quince and Co Lark in Sabine
Mara: It’s perfect. Big and warm and wooly and exactly what I was wanting. I don’t think I’m going to block this because it doesn’t need to be any larger. I bound off on Sunday afternoon and come Monday morning I was sad I hadn’t woven in the ends yet because I want to wear this all winter. So last night I had a wild night of finishing Mara, making steak and Guinness pie and – gasp – eating ice cream. Do I know how to party or what?
Let’s make some New Year’s resolutions!
1. More reading, less internet! The internet is suckiest time suck that ever did suck. New rule: at 10:00 every night I will turn off my computer and pick up a book. I read a grand total of 8 books in 2012, which is such a pathetically low number I want to hang my head in shame.
2. Learn magic loop! Why I haven’t taught myself before this I have no idea, but I am ready to ditch my dpns.
3. Try colorwork! I’m thinking maybe the Seasons Hat?
Did you make any resolutions this year?